Roof warranties can help you save on the cost of having roof repairs or other roofing work done. Having roof warranties can provide you with peace of mind as a homeowner, but what happens when you sell your home? Are roof warranties transferable to the new owners? Find out if you’ll be able to offer them the same peace of mind.
How to Transfer Workmanship Warranties
Roof warranties covering work done on your roof rather than the materials are known as workmanship warranties. In most cases, workmanship warranties are tied to an address instead of the owner. When you sell your home, you should be able to transfer your workmanship warranty to the new owners at that address.
Give your roofer a call to get more direction on transferring a workmanship warranty. Your roof can offer more detailed information on how to do this. Keep in mind that transferring workmanship warranties might vary from one roofing company to the next.
How to Transfer Manufacturer Warranties
Manufacturer warranties are roof warranties covering roofing materials from a certain manufacturer. Depending on the manufacturer’s policies, you should be able to transfer this type of warranty to the new owners.
Contact your roofing manufacturer or your roofer to have manufacturer warranties transferred when you sell your home. Plan ahead, since this kind of transfer can take between 45 and 60 days to complete. This helps ensure the new owners will have the manufacturer warranty under their name when they move in.
Manufacturers sometimes have restrictions on transferring warranties. Some only allow one transfer per address. In this case, if the manufacturer warranty was transferred to you when you first bought your home, you might not be able to transfer it to the new owners.
Contact a Reliable Roofer for More Information
Making sure you fully understand how to transfer workmanship and manufacturer roof warranties is important. Talking to a reliable roofer can help you get the information needed on transferring your warranties if you plan to put your home on the market or if you’re in the process of selling your home.If you need more information on roof warranties or if you have more roofing questions, please contact StormForce. Our roofing company in Jacksonville is on hand to provide you with the information you need, from roof replacement and warranty repair to initial inspections.