A new roof is a massive investment that any sensible homeowner wouldn’t take lightly. If something goes wrong, there’s a chance that your financial future will be at risk. Warranties can significantly impact the long term performance of your roof as well as the potential return-on-investment for those who are planning to sell their home eventually.

A roof warranty typically involves two types of warranties where a manufacturer issues one while the roofer issues the other. Each warranty is tied to protecting varying aspects of the roof, but together they offer homeowners peace of mind, knowing that the roof will perform outstandingly for a long time.

Homeowners typically focus on the length of the warranty but not what’s on the fine print, leaving you open to some surprises later on. To help you get the most of your coverage, let’s take a closer look at the types of warranties you can get for your roof.