Why Certified Roofers are Important… It’s the Warranty!

Your roof is the most important part of your house. As the saying goes, everybody needs a “roof over their heads.”

That’s why when you’re choosing a roofing contractor, it’s extremely important to choose one that’s manufacturer certified. Why? Because we can offer better warranties!

In fact, because we at Ready2Roof are certified roofing experts, we offer the best available warranty on our work–including coverage of hidden costs that some other roofers don’t cover even for warranty work, such as tear-down and waste fees.

According to GAF, one of the top three brands of shingles used in Mississippi, fewer than 10% of the licensed roofers in the state are certified. If your manufacturer’s lifetime warranty is issued by a non-certified contractor, the total cost to replace your roof in the event of a manufacturer’s defect could still cost you thousands, because only the basic materials are covered.

With a certified contractor, many more of the costs are covered, including:

  • Shingles
  • Labor to install shingles
  • Labor to tear off
  • Dump fees
  • Delivery fee
  • Steep or two-story charge
  • Starter
  • Underlayment
  • Nails
  • Plastic caps
  • Ridge cap
  • Valley
  • Cricket
  • Flashing
  • Vent caps
  • Pipe boots
  • Drip edge
  • Ventilation
  • Decking
  • Safety Equipment

Non-certified warranties cover only the first two items on this list. Shingles and labor to install the shingles make up 45% of the total job cost. That means you could lose 55% of the total cost of your roof with a non-certified warranty!

Non-certified warranties only cover half of the cost of replacing your roof, even if a manufacturer defect is discovered within the first year. And non-certified warranties begin to decrease cost-coverage after 10 years. Compare that to certified warranties which cover the entire cost of replacing your roof from Day 1 and include a 3% increase in value, each year for 50 years, to cover the rising costs of materials and labor.

Ready2Roof is certified by GAF, Owens Corning, and Certainteed, the three largest manufacturers used in Mississippi. Unlike many local contractors, we issue warranties on each roof we install at no added cost to the customer.

And if there is any manufacturer’s defect, our warranty will cover the entire cost to replace your roof at no out-of-pocket expense.

For non-obligation, in-person inspection of your roof and our unique cost-adjusted pricing Call the experts at Ready2Roof at (601) 573-1160.