Understanding the small print of a shingle manufacturers warranty can be a bit confusing. All shingle manufactures offer a warranty on their products, which can vary from each manufacturer. Most shingle manufacturers will stand behind their shingles 100% for 50 years. Now where the small print of the warranty takes place is that all shingle manufacturers will pro-rate the warranty by the roof's age. The majority of shingle manufacturers will cover only the cost of the shingle the first ten years 100%, but then pro-rates the shingle only (no other building material or labor cost are included). There are some less expensive shingle manufacturers that will only cover $40 of the cost of the shingles, which is roughly 1/2 the cost of a square (3 bundles of shingles). Rest assured, My-Pros does not install cheap shingles, we are proud to install CertainTeed shingles as our house brand. My-Pros is a CertainTeed "Select Shingle Master" which is a privilege that CertainTeed does not give to all contractors.
Being a "Select Shingle Master Company" My-Pros is able to offer a better warranty coverage than the standard shingle manufacturer warranty. There are several reasons you should consider having a better warranty than the standard manufacturer warranty on your new roof. CertainTeed has three different levels of warranty packages besides the standard warranty. The main differences of the different warranty packages are the age of the shingle of when the pro-rated rate starts, what types of building products are included, labor, debris removal & cost of inflation.
The different warranties listed below are using CertainTeed Landmark (Architectural) shingle as the example.