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How to Transfer a Roof Warranty

The roof over your head plays a significant role in protecting what matters most to you. But what happens to the roof warranty when the time comes to sell your house? Uncover the mysteries of roof warranties and how to seamlessly transfer them to the new homeowner.

What is a Roof Warranty?

A roof warranty guarantees this product’s integrity and holds the manufacturer and contractor responsible for repairing or replacing defective parts. It typically covers material flaws and workmanship errors, not wear and tear caused by everyday use and normal aging.

How Long Do Roofers Guarantee Their Work?

The length of time a roof warranty lasts ranges from a few short years to a lifetime. It largely depends on the materials used and the roofer’s confidence in their handiwork. A standard roof warranty might last 20 to 25 years, but some companies boldly step it up with lifetime coverage.

Are Roofing Warranties Transferable?

Good news! Most manufacturers and contractors offer transferable roof warranties. However, it’s usually a one-time deal—from the original homeowner to the next. You may also need to follow specific guidelines and pay a transfer fee. Check the specific terms of your warranty for details.

Benefits of Transferable Roofing Warranties

Transferable coverage is a win-win-win situation. For home sellers, it’s a nifty selling point. For buyers, it offers peace of mind that the roof is covered against defects. For roofing manufacturers and contractors, it boosts customer confidence that they’re receiving a structurally sound roof.

Steps to Transfer a Roof Warranty

Transferring a warranty requires a bit of legwork, but it’s well worth the effort. Here’s what to do:

  • Verify transferability: Make sure your warranty is designed to change hands. You can learn this by reviewing your coverage or calling your roof installer.
  • Understand the conditions: Each warranty has its own rules. For instance, coverage of certain components may be reduced based on the roof’s age at the time of transfer. Familiarize yourself with these conditions before initiating the transfer.
  • Notify the necessary parties: Reach out to your roofing contractor and the manufacturer about your intent to transfer the warranty. They’ll guide you through the process.
  • Complete the paperwork: Fill out and submit the necessary forms to make the transfer official.
  • Mind the timeframe: Complete the transfer within the allotted window, which may be a set timeframe from when you close on the house, and pay the required fees.

Choose Gresham Roofing and Construction

At Gresham Roofing and Construction, we understand the importance of a secure and reliable roof. That’s why we offer lifetime transferable warranties. Our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction is backed by over 55 years of experience. We take pride in our certified team and use of high-quality products from GAF, Owens Corning, and Versico.

For more information about transferring a roofing warranty or to request a roof installation estimate, please call us at (503) 492-7663. We proudly serve the Portland Metro Area, including Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Camas, and Vancouver.

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