The Importance of Roofing Warranties
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The Importance of Roofing Warranties

Investing in and maintaining a home is no easy or cheap task. Hours of work for repairs and inspection are needed every year to maintain a healthy home inside and out. There’s no telling what unforeseen damages to your roofing, siding, or gutters may occur over time or due to natural events.

Let Apple Exteriors cover the importance of roofing warranties!

Types of Damage That Your Roof Warranty May Cover

There’s no telling what damage affects your roof and when. There are almost too many ways it can happen, such as storm damage, manufacturer defects, and inferior workmanship.

Storm Damage

Minnesota weather is volatile at best. From the hot, unforgiving sun and ferocious storms in the summertime to the bitter depths of the cold winter, Mother Nature can and will do her worst to your home’s exterior.

That being said, most warranties do not cover specific storm damage. Wind damage is a little different, as most shingles are rated for what speeds they can tolerate. For example, GAF warranties will cover unlimited wind speeds, provided the shingles are installed a certain way.

Every warranty is different, so be sure to look at what’s covered regarding storm damage for your roofing warranty and potential add-ons.

Manufacturer Defects

Manufacturing speed and efficiency are the highest it’s ever been in all of human existence. However, this doesn’t mean every created product comes out flawless.

Sometimes, shingles or underlayment harbor defects unseen until years down the road. These defects compromise areas where further damage to your roof or the interior of your home may occur.

GAF shingles, Apple Exteriors preferred shingles, come with a great selection of warranties that cover manufacturer defects. Even the standard Limited Warranty will cover defects for a lifetime.

Every shingle manufacturer has their own warranties, and different contractors specialize in different brands, so always be sure to ask about their warranties and certifications before installing new shingles.

Look for coverage that includes manufacturer defects over time, so there will be no extra cost for you if it occurs!


Sometimes, it’s not the weather or the integrity of the product that will show damage over time; it’s the way they were installed. A warranty with workmanship coverage allows for financial security if the roofing contractor you hire does a shotty job.

To avoid this, due diligence and research on trusted roofing contractors in your area pay dividends for your installation process and the entire life of your roof.

Apple Exteriors ensures quality workmanship by offering three tiers of additional warranty coverage that you can choose from. These warranties are designed to cover you should a workmanship problem arise.

Gain Peace of Mind for Your Roof With a Warranty

Repairing or replacing your roof is one of the most challenging and expensive projects your home may face. You should only have to worry about fixing it up once, barring any storm or weather-related damage.

If issues occur, having a roofing warranty guarantees you won’t have to shell out any extra money for something beyond your control.

Many contractors seek out certifications from different manufacturers to provide their customers with the best products and services. Apple Exteriors’ GAF Master Elite Certification, only given to those who have been thoroughly trained in GAF products, ensures that every roof we work on comes with the base Master Elite Limited Warranty.

These warranties come with a 2-year workmanship warranty on all GAF Master Elite products, but there are other GAF warranties you choose from as well.

Warranty Options When You Hire a GAF Master Elite Contractor

Being a GAF Master Elite certified contractor means our customers have access to exclusive GAF brand warranties. These warranties are tiered based on the shingle installation and qualified accessories.

The GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty requires at least three of the following:

  • Leak Barriers

  • Starter Strip Shingles

  • Ridge Cap Shingles

  • Roof Deck Protection

  • Attic Ventilation

The System Plus Limited Warranty is only given to customers with GAF products installed by a GAF Master Elite Certified Contractor. As the customer, you receive Smart Choice Protection for up to 50 years. Customers can also opt for the Silver or Golden Pledge warranties, depending on the number of accessories you have installed.

Contact Apple Exteriors for Twin Cities Roofing Work

Apple Exteriors is proud to be a GAF Master Elite Certified roofing contractor with many warranty options for you to choose from.

But that’s not all. We only use high-quality roofing materials and provide on-site project management to ensure the roof installation process runs smoothly. When you choose Apple Exteriors for your roofing project, you get an A+ BBB-rated company.

We also offer insurance assistance and financing options for our services!

Get a free quote online or give us a call at 651-362-7753 today!

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