roofing warranty

When it comes to replacing your home’s roof, we understand the importance of a comprehensive roofing warranty.

Here at Top Dog Home Pro, we also recognize that most of the questions we are asked when homeowners are considering replacing their home’s roof revolve around the roofing warranty.

And rightfully so.

Replacing your home’s roof is an investment, and like any investment, you want to make sure you’re getting the best product and ROI!

That is why we have taken the time to craft an article for you that explains all of the warranties we offer when it comes to our shingles. Today you will read about:

  • Roofing Warranties we offer
  • Shingle Product warranties
  • Labor warranties

What Roofing Warranty Do You Offer?

By far the most frequently asked question we get is, “What warranty do you offer?”

This is a very important question and as a homeowner, it’s important to know what your warranty consists of. Here at Top Dog Home Pro we are CertainTeed ShingleMaster, which means we have the ability to offer:

  1. A comprehensive LIFETIME Labor Warranty
  2. A 4-Star CertainTeed Extended Warranty

Roofing Warranty: Manufacture Warranty Info

When you use a CertainTeed ShingleMaster we are able to guarantee a full manufactures warranty. Why is this important you ask?

One reason we recommend Architectural Shingles (Landmark PRO) over 3-tab shingles installed by a certified installer is that the warranty is NOT pro-rated!

CertainTeed shingles come with a 20-year manufacture warranty,  meaning if by the off chance that during year 19 something happens to your shingles – you get the full amount.

However, if your new roof is not installed by a CertainTeed ShingleMaster, it’s a pro-rated warranty.

The manufacture warranty covers the entire roofing system – not just the shingles.

Here are a few specifics behind the LANDMARK architectural shingle series manufacture roofing warranty:

  • Lifetime limited transferable warranty against manufacturing defects on residential applications
  • 50-year limited transferable warranty against manufacturing defects on group-owned or commercial applications (Landmark PRO and Landmark Premium)
  • StreakFighter® algae-resistance warranty (10-year – Landmark, 15-year – Landmark PRO and Premium)
  • 10-year SureStart™ protection
  • 15-year 110 mph wind-resistance warranty
  • Wind warranty upgrade to 130 mph available.
  • CertainTeed starter and CertainTeed hip and ridge required

Landmark PRO Architectural Shingle Warranty:

landmark pro warranty
  • Lifetime limited warranty
  • 15-year algae resistance
  • 10-year SureStart protection includes
  • 15-year 110 MPH wind warranty with an upgrade to 130 MPH available

See CertainTeed Landmark PRO brochure here.

Landmark Warranty (Architectural Shingles):

landmark shingle warranty
  • Lifetime limited warranty
  • 15-year algae resistance
  • 10-year SureStart protection includes
  • 15-year 110 MPH wind warranty with an upgrade to 130 MPH available

See CertainTeed Landmark brochure here.

XT25 (3-Tab) Shingle Warranty:

3 tab shingle warranty
  • 25-year, limited transferable warranty
  • 5-year SureStart™ warranty (100% replacement and labor costs due to manufacturing defects)
  • 10-year StreakFighter® warranty (on available colors) against streaking and discoloration caused by airborne algae
  • 5-year, 60 mph wind-resistance warranty

See XT25 3-Tab brochure here.

Top Dog Home Pro Labor Roofing Warranty:

At Top Dog Home Pro of Northern Virginia, we offer our CertainTeed Lifetime Labor Warranty.

This means if your shingles leak, a shingle blows off it’s covered (outside of tree branch tearing off shingles or a wind gust of 130 mph). To put this in perspective as it pertains to wind gusts – the 2018 Noreaster wind storm didn’t even come close to 130 MPH.

In fact, the scope of the warranty would have protected homes with CertainTeed shingles installed by us had there been issues!

What’s the diff between a Three-Tab Shingle & Architectural Shingle?

Simply put, in addition to the look, color, and quality – the warranties are different.

  • 3 Tab = 20 year non-prorated warranty
  • Architectural = 50 Year non-prorated Warranty

As far as durability, Quality Discount Roofing of Florida put it this way:

“Three-tab asphalt shingles have one shingle tab size and shape that consists of three separate tabs that are 12 inches wide. They are coated with asphalt to shed water. Architectural shingles are characterized as dimensional or laminate and come in varying sizes and shapes. They are thicker and present a more multi-sided appearance, which is often compared to a shake- type look.”

For just $20 more a square (100 square feet) you can have a lifetime warranty. Not to mention the look and quality of architectural shingles are that much better!

The price difference is between $400-$1,200 for an average townhome or single-family home. In the long run, the extra $400, $800, or $1,200 is worth the extended lifetime labor and product warranties!

You can also use our build & price roofing page to help you gauge pricing!

Final Word on Roofing Warranties

This might be the most important thing you read when it comes to your roof replacement/new roof:

Your roofing warranty matters.

Can you find a roofing contractor who can complete a new roof for a cheaper cost? Yes, that is possible.

However, especially as it pertains to replacing your roof and shingles, cheaper is not always better.

Lower quality shingles, a less or non-existent warranty are why some companies install “Cheaper Roofs” in cost, but not in quality. It’s important to recognize your home’s new roof as a long term investment.

The investment (your roof) has a better ROI when your warranty is a lifetime warranty (Using Architectural shingles with a ShingleMaster installer) vs a lesser or non-existent warranty.

While a warranty can sometimes seem like not a big deal, a windstorm like the one in the spring of 2018 that resulted in damage across the entire Northern VA region impacted many homeowner’s roofs.

However – the Top Dog Home Pro warranty would have covered these issues for many!

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