You will find and extended warranty being offered on everything from cars to toaster ovens.
And they often get a bad rap.
Here’s what Damon Darlin said in the New York Times about the dilemma of whether to buy extended warranties:
“If you do buy one, it will probably be out of emotion, fear or because the salesperson wore you down. And you’ll probably be wasting your money.”
An Extended Warranty For A Roof
Companies and their salespeople want to sell extended warranties because it means more money in their pockets, right? It’s true that companies that sell an extended warranty have to collect more money than they pay out to make the option viable.
However, there are some situations where a solid warranty can be your savior in a bad situation.
And roofing is one of those.
It Can Be A No-Brainer
You accidentally drop your smartphone in the toilet, and it creates a pretty big disruption in your life. Imagine what your life would be like if your roofing system failed. Leaks after every rain, ruined insulation, damaged walls and ceilings, electrical issues, ruined possessions.
The list goes on.
Now think about the cost when you unexpectedly have to replace that roof. It would be in the thousands. Much different than paying a few hundred dollars to replace a phone. The crucial role a roof plays and its large replacement cost means an extended warranty on your roof is a no-brainer.
Rafi Mohammed of Harvard Business Review puts it this way:
That’s where the real value of extended warranties comes in. There are several “peace of mind” benefits associated with extended warranties. First, they allow consumers to avoid the anxiety and financial loss of an unexpectedly high repair bill. Second, if a product breaks, consumers do not have to invest time to search for a company to undertake the repairs. Bottom line: There’s value in being able to sleep well at night.
We are certified GAF Master Elite™ roofers in Columbus, Ohio, which means we can offer the most comprehensive warranty coverage available in the industry. The GAF Golden Pledge® warranty, featuring 50 years of coverage against roofing material defects on the entire roofing system.
GAF also covers the workmanship of a Golden Pledge roof installation 100% for up to 25 years, even if the installing contractor goes out of business!
And the Golden Pledge warranty is the only warranty to include a complete 40-point inspection by a GAF factory-trained inspector. These inspections takes places after the roof installation, and are random on up to six homes PER QUARTER!
In the case of roofing, don’t skimp on a warranty. It could be the best decision you ever make. For more information on the Golden Pledge warranty, call Muth & Company Roofing. The leading roofing contractors in Columbus. (614) 682-3060.