SHINGLE ROOFING SYSTEM
SHINGLE ROOFING SYSTEM ARE THE PREDOMINATE ROOFING MATERIAL USED TO ROOF HOMES IN FLORIDA.
Shingle Roofing System-Asphalt shingles are composed of a base material which is either an organic felt of a glass fiber mat, asphalt, and surfacing material which is generally a mineral granule. The felt or mat gives the shingle strength while the mineral granules provide protection from impact, ultraviolet damage and improved fire resistance. The asphalt binds all components together.
Asphalt shingles are manufactured in more than one thickness. Shingles with multiple thickness are generally known as laminated or architectural shingles. They have a three-dimensional appearance.
Shingles are applied over an underlayment of asphalt saturated felts which provide additional protection beneath the shingles but are not exposed directly to the weather.
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A number of shingle manufacturers sell their shingle products in Florida through both the wholesale and retail distribution systems. Manufacturers warranties generally range from 15 years to 40 years depending on the type of shingle. Some manufacturers make and warrant shingles which are resistant to fungus/algae growth. Warranties relating to this fungus/algae growth are generally 10 to 15 years.
All manufacturers warranties are prorated. Pro-ration generally starts after the first year and continues through the warranty period. Manufacturers warrant that their shingles are free of defects. Roof leaks caused by improper installation by the contractor are not covered by the warranty, but should be covered by the roofing contractor’s workmanship warranty.
Most manufacturers’ warranties provide that the manufacturer will replace or repair defective shingles, but no other components of the system such as metal or the felt underneath. Generally, the manufacturers will provide labor but both labor and repair of replacement of the defective shingles are prorated based on the length of the warranty.
Most manufacturers’ shingle warranties do not cover:
1. Natural disasters and acts of God (lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes)
3. Acts of negligence, abuse or misuse, accidents, vandalism
4. Damage by structural failure; settlement; movement; distortion; warpage; or buckling or cracking of roof deck, walls or foundation.
5. Failure of material and/or metal work not supplied by the manufacturer issuing the warranty
6. Changes, repairs, or alterations to roof or installation of equipment, fixtures, or utilities on or through roof after application
7. Defects in, failure or improper application of, roof insulation, roof deck, or any other underlying surface of material used as a base over which the shingles are applied
8. Inadequate attic ventilation
9. Traffic or storage of materials on roof
10. Improper storage of shingles
11. Damage resulting from lack of positive, proper, or adequate drainage
12. Negligence or failure of owner to use reasonable care in maintenance of roof or failure to follow manufacturer’s maintenance specifications
13. Variations in color caused by natural positioning of the granular surfacing material
14. Discoloration caused by algae, fungi, lichen, cyanobacteria, or environmental sooting
15. Repairs performed or materials furnished by others unless specifically authorized and approved by manufacturer; unauthorized repairs
17. Any cost incurred for repair or replacement not authorized by manufacturer
18. Contaminants that have not been approved first or accepted by the manufacturer; exposure to or contact with damaging or deteriorating substances or agents
19. Defects or failure caused by misapplication of materials or by application not in strict adherence with manufacturer’s specifications, application instructions, and approved practices
20. Application of shingles directly to insulation or an insulating deck without manufacturer’s prior approval
21. Application of cleaning solutions, paint, or coatings
22. Infiltration or condensation of moisture in or through underlying area; vapor condensation beneath the roof
23. Damages caused by falling objects
24. Damages to the shingles due to any cause other than manufacturing defects; acts of parties other than manufacturer
25. Appearance problems related to multiple-layer installation, application over old shingles
26. Force majeure; conditions or use or circumstances beyond manufacturer’s control