Can I Transfer My Roof Warranty If I Sell My Home?
A roof warranty is an insurance policy that protects homeowners from having to pay for expensive repairs or replacements due to defects in materials or workmanship. Most warranties are transferable, meaning that if you sell your home, the new homeowner can be covered by the warranty. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. So it’s essential to check with your warranty provider before listing your home for sale.
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Transferring Your Roof Warranty
The quick answer to this blog’s title is yes!
In most cases, you will be able to transfer your roof warranty to the new homeowner when you sell your property. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. You will need to provide the new homeowner with a copy of the warranty certificate. This certificate should list the terms and conditions of the coverage, as well as the name and contact information of the warranty provider. You will also need to have the roof inspected by a certified roofing contractor. This will confirm that there are no pre-existing damage or defects. Once the inspection has been completed, you will need to provide the new homeowner with a copy of the inspection report.
Exceptions to The Rule
There are a few exceptions to the rule regarding warranty transferability. For example, some manufacturers only allow warranties to be transferred one time. So if you have already transferred your warranty once before, you will not be able to do so again. Additionally, some warranties may only be valid for a certain period of time after installation. So if your home is more than ten years old, it’s possible that the warranty has expired and is no longer valid.
If you are unsure whether or not your warranty is transferable, the best thing to do is to contact the manufacturer directly and ask. They will be able to tell you definitively whether or not the warranty can be transferred to the new homeowner.
Even if the warranty is not transferable, the new homeowner may still be able to purchase their own warranty from the manufacturer. This will, of course, come at an additional cost, but it may be worth it for the peace of mind that comes with knowing your roof is covered.
How to Transfer Your Roof Warranty
Selling your home can be a stressful time. There are a million things to think about and organize before the big day. An important thing to remember is your roof warranty. If your roof is covered by warranty, you’ll want to be sure to transfer the coverage to the new homeowners. After all, they’ll be the ones living under the roof and will be relying on the warranty for protection. But how is this done?
There are a few steps you need to take in order to transfer your roof warranty:
- The first step is to contact the company that issued the warranty and let them know you are selling your home. They will likely have a form for you to fill out with the new homeowner’s information. Once you have filled out the form, the warranty will be transferred to the new homeowner. It’s that simple!
- The second step is to make sure the new homeowners are aware of the warranty and what it covers. Be sure to go over all of the details of the warranty with them, so they know what they are responsible for and what is covered under the warranty. This will help avoid any misunderstandings down the road.
- The third and final step is to give the new homeowners a copy of all of the paperwork related to the warranty. This includes the original contract, any receipts or invoices related to claims or repairs, and any other documentation that might be relevant. This will ensure that they have everything they need in case they need to file a claim at some point.
Contact Us to Transfer Your Roof Warranty!
Selling your home can be a daunting task, but there are ways to make it run more smoothly. One of those things is transferring your roof warranty to the new homeowners. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your roof warranty is transferred properly and that the new homeowners are fully protected against any potential problems down the road.
Thankfully, there are no contractors more honest, dependable, and professional in the New Jersey area than Matute Roofing. We are family-owned & operated roofing contractors that have over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry. Our experienced crew will help with any insulation problems or questions you may have! And thanks to our industry-leading roof warranties, you can rest assured that your roof will be protected for years.
If you’re in need of inspections, repairs, or any other roofing services, please give us a call at 973-618-6489. You can also fill out our contact form or check us out on social media — Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.