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Roofing Warranties

There are two types of roofing warranties: 

Contractor Warranty – the Contractor Warranty is issued by Safe Roofing. It applies to the roofing labour done and gives you recourse in roof leaks resulting from workmanship issues. Safe Roofing's Contractor Warranty covers workmanship for five (5) years.

Manufacturer Warranty – a material warranty issued by a shingle manufacturer. It covers the cost of replacing defective or prematurely damaged roofing shingles. Some warranties cover the cost of the material, while others may include the cost of labour, tear-off, and dumping.

Not all manufacturer warranties are created equal. We suggest obtaining a copy of the warranty and read it carefully.

Warranty Period – all manufacturer warranties are “lifetime” warranties. Lifetime does not mean that the roofing shingles will last for a lifetime (40 years). It means that the warranty period is 40 or 50 years.

Unless the warranty specifically indicates that the non-prorated period is 40-50 years. Most warranties are on a prorated basis. This means that the material warranty will not provide the full coverage as time elapses beyond the full protection period, which is often between 5 to 15 years. In most cases, material coverage will be reduced significantly, and the labour cost is not covered beyond the full protection period.

Safe Roofing is a certified roofing contractor for multiple shingle manufacturers. This means we can offer you an extended manufacturer warranty. This will better protect your home.

Extended coverage has more benefits:  

  • A longer non-prorated period
  • More types of coverage (material, labour, tear-off, disposal)
  • Full coverage for a shingle repair

Contact us for detailed information on shingle warranties.

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