Does My Roofing Warranty Cover Storm Damage?

Severe weather can damage even the sturdiest roof. When this happens, one of the first question many homeowners have is whether their roofing warranty will cover the damage. In today’s blog, local roofing contractor Bone Dry Roofing reveals whether storm damage is covered under most roof warranties.

Roofing Warranty

Roofing warranties differ in their specific terms, but in general they guarantee that the roofer will be responsible for fixing errors made during installation. 

Damage Covered Under a Typical Roof Warranty

Most roofing warranties cover common roof damage like roof leaks if the damage was caused by faulty installation. However, the warranty won’t cover the cost of the roof replacement or repair if the leak was caused by “Acts of God” like fire, lightning, extreme storms, high winds, or earthquakes, vandalism or loss of integrity of the structure. 

In addition, failure to properly maintain your roof can void your warranty, which is one of the reasons it’s so important to prioritize proper roof care. Homeowners also have the option to purchase extended coverage choices like the following:

  • Puncture damage – A roof with a lot of foot activity can suffer from puncture damage.

  • Hail – Hail damage isn’t covered by standard warranties, but may be available as an add-on.

  • High winds – Winds of a specific speed or duration are covered by some warranties, but if you live in an area prone to high winds, you may need additional coverage.

Whether you’re in need of an entirely new roof or a small repair, Bone Dry Roofing is a name you can trust. We have been in business since 1989 and are an Owens Corning® Roofing Platinum Preferred contractor offering free estimates for all services. We serve clients near Columbus, OH. Contact us today at 614-602-5912 or fill out our contact form here.