One of the main worries of many homeowners, especially in tropical climates, is if their roofing warranty covers storm damage. After all, their roofing system is a valuable investment. In today’s post, the top residential and commercial roofing expert, A Crown Roofing & Construction, shares the answer to this age-old question.
The Short Answer?
To keep it simple, the short answer is, no. Damage caused by nature is classified as “act of God” and isn’t covered by typical warranty policies. Acts of God damage are situations caused by extreme elements. A few examples of which are lightning strikes, extreme storm damage and earthquake damage. However, don’t fret as there is hope if you can get extended coverage.
Types of Damage Covered By Typical Roof Warranties
Your residential roofing contractor will tell you that typical roofing warranties will cover damage such as leaks, as long as it falls within the stated conditions. However, if it was caused by irrelevant forces, like negligence or improper installation, it might not be covered. Here are some cases that are covered:
- High Winds. Some warranties can cover winds up to a certain speed or duration, but if you live in an area with strong gusts of wind, you might require additional coverage.
- Hail. Hail damage isn’t usually covered by typical warranties, but it can be added with an extended warranty policy.
While a typical warranty coverage won’t cover storm damage claims, you can secure additional coverage to protect your roofing system from different kinds of damage cases. It’s also worth noting that it’s not your homeowner’s insurance that will protect you from damage, but it’s your warranty that will cover the repair fees. You should always get a roofing system with the strongest warranties provided by a reputable roofing company.
A Crown Roofing & Construction also specializes in residential and commercial roof repair. Our team has the skills and experience to install top-notch windows that are energy-efficient, can reduce heating and cooling costs, enhance your home’s curb appeal, and reduce outdoor noise levels. Give us a call today at (904) 619-8790 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.