Which of the Roofing Warranties are for you?

Which of the Roofing Warranties are for you?

Malarkey Roofing

Standard Shingle Warranty

 It protects you against all the manufacturer defects that affect the performance of the shingle. It just covers the accessories and shingles what you decided to get for your home. It does not include the workmanship warranty. With this warranty it can last between 25-50 years on a single-family home. (Also classified as their Shingle and Accessory Warranty)

Emerald Pro Warranty

Malarkey Shingles can last up to 50 years under the warranty. Most of their shingles are Wind and algae warranty covered. (It depends which malarkey shingle you are buying, each has its own coverage and lifetime on it.)  Each of the shingles has Dura-Seal warranties that last up to 30 years.

High rated contractors with experience are only allowed to sell this type of plan to consumers. All Malarkey roofing accessories used on your house are only eligible for this warrant. It only covers manufacturers defects in the Malarkey shingles. Depending on the shingles and the accessories you get will depend on the years of coverage Malarkey offers.

Emerald Premium Warranty is their high rated coverage they offer. The best protection and its only recommended from a premium contractor, which has a history of installation experience with their materials.

Their warranty covers up to 20-50 years on a single-family home. It covers workmanship. As well as the others, more coverage is guaranteed depending on which shingle you get installed on your house from Malarkey.

PABCO Roofing Warranties

PABCO Warranty

PABCO only has one roofing warranty to choose from. It is called their PABCO Limited Shingle Warranty, that consists of covering a single-family residential house. The warranty can cover up to 30-50 years of coverage, depending on the type of shingle you buy under their brand. Their shingle warranty also features Algae Defender, to protect your shingles from unsightly black streaks caused by algae. It will protect you for up to 20 years.

This warranty depends on the shingles you buy through PABCO, it comes with wind resistance coverage that can last up to 20 years. Considering some of these warranties all of them are transferrable for up to 50 years. PABCO doesn’t have Workmanship Warranties or Material Warranties to choose from.


The CertainTeed Warranties are for all single-family homes. Let’s start with their first plan.

The 3-start plan which is the typical The Limited Warranty covers material, tear off, and labor and it lasts up to 10 years. It its fully transferable if you decide to move in the future.

The second warranty they offer is the CertainTeed Warranty, 4- Star Warranty. Also known as their SureStart PLUS Protection. This coverage fully covers what was stated above, but it lasts much longer, up to 50 years. It includes everything in the Limited Warranty Plan.

CertainTeed Warranty best plan is the 5- star plan. The Warranty covers materials, labor, tear off, disposal, and workmanship. Workmanship is covered up for 25 years. It covers everything, so if something goes wrong you are 100 percent covered. On everything including the work, any defects, and materials.

Owens Corning

Owen’s Corning has 3 different types of warranties to look at.

The first one is to invest in your investment. If you want a healthy roof it consists of many parts. Starting with the Ownes Platinum Protection Limited Warranty, every Owen’s Corning component- including installation- of your Total Protection Roofing System is covered by an extended limited warranty. This includes a Limited Lifetime warranty on workmanship coverage of your single-family home for as long as you own your home.

They have another warranty called the new laminate shingle warranty upgrade. It’s an upgrade to their algae resistance limited warranty on the Class 4 duration storm and flex shingles from 10 to 25 years. When it is installed the use of Owens Corning Hip and Ridge Shingle products. This change was effective starting January 1, 2023.

Material Warranty

Peace of mind comes with material and Workmanship warranties. The Material Warranties are covered under the Platinum Protection Limited Warranty for single-family homes that is up to a 50 year “non-prorated” period for material defects. During this period, coverage includes the labor to repair or replace your shingles, includes tear off and disposal. Additionally, every Owen’s Corning roofing component installed as part of the system, expect VentSure off-ridge exhausts vents, receives the same extended coverage as the shingles. After this period some coverage for the materials will remain for the life of the roof.


In addition to it, you will receive a lifetime of workmanship protection for your single-family home. This means if your roof is found to have an application error, that causes leaks of materially affects the performance of your roof. Owen’s Corning Roofing will arrange to have it repaired with labor, materials, the-off, and disposal costs at no additional costs to you.

One Time Transfer-

Whether you’re staying in your home for years, or planning to sell the home, the Platinum Protection Roofing System Limited Warranty is transferable, making it an excellent investment. Also adding more Value to your home.


If you do see something that is wrong, quickly try to fill out your claim in 30 days or your warranty has expired. But be vigilant and look for yourself under the terms and conditions of their warranties.

Check out each one for which one is helpful for you! There are resources on the bottom of the page to look more in depth if your confused. Do your research on which one is worth it most and offers the most to your needs, and the climate you are living in. And don’t be afraid to ask questions.






What is the Best Roof Warranty

What is the Best Roof Warranty

As a homeowner have you ever wondered if your roof has a warranty, and if so, how long does it last and what is covered? Roofing warranties are broken down into two different categories workmanship and materials. When a roofing contractor replaces your roof, they cover the workmanship portion. This covers any errors that could be made during the installation of the new roof. The material warranty is covered by the manufacturer of the shingles and other materials that you pick to be installed. This warranty covers any defects that the shingles or other products may have. Some examples of this could be color fading, extensive granule loss, or excessive heat blistering.  Manufacturer and workmanship warranties do not cover acts of god like large hail

Standard Manufacturer’s Warranty / Extended Warranty’s

All shingle manufacturers warranties are not created equal. We believe that the best warranties included a non-prorated period of at least ten years. We believe Owens Corning offers the best warranty in the industry. Owens Corning offer what they call the “TRU Protection Period” for any roofing system that is installed that uses their shingles, plus three of their additional products. The TRU Protection period lasts for 10 years. This means that if there are any defects within that period that Owens Corning will cover all material and labor to be replaced in full.  After this period, they will still pay for a portion of the replacement at a prorated amount, unless you purchase an extended warranty.

Extended shingle warranties are always a good idea. Owens corning offers options up to 50 years which can even include extended workmanship coverage for up to 25 years. This link will take you to an explanation of the different extended coverage that Owens Corning offers.


Roofing Warranties – Shingle Warranties | Owens Corning Roofing

Another great option when deciding which shingle to use is Pabco. They are a lesser-known shingle brand in our market but have been around on the west coast for many years. They offer a 20-year non-prorated warranty on their shingles. This is one of the best offers in the industry. The only downside is that they do not offer a complete roofing system.

The Workmanship Warranty

Excel Roofing provides a 5-year workmanship warranty on pitched roofs over a 2/12 slope.  The workmanship warranty on repairs and portions of roofs with a slope of 2/12 or less is only 1 year. This warranty covers issues related to the quality of labor that is involved in a roofing project. This can include incorrect installation of the selected material, if there is a leak and it is caused by poor or improper installation it is covered. If there is a leak and you are within your warranty period both the outside and interior work should be covered.

To maximize the warranty benefit for your roof you should ask your Project Manager for more information regarding what options would be best for your specific project. These added benefits will give you peace of mind knowing that if there are any issues with your roof that you will be covered.



What Is Roof Flashing?

roof flashing on an opening

What is Roof Flashing?

If your roof has been inspected or replaced, you may have heard the word flashing used to describe certain parts of your roof.  Maybe the flashing needs to be replaced or water is getting under the flashing and causing a roof leak.  Just what is flashing and why is it important?

Roof Flashing Materials

roof flashing on an opening

Flashing can be made from many different materials like plastic, tin, or galvanized metal.  Flashing is used as a transition from the roofing material to something that is not a roof. Flashing is installed at intersecting roofs and parapets and walls. It typically consists of angled strips of corrosion- resistant metal that overlap in such a way as to stop water from reaching your roof decking.

Where Does Flashing Go?

For example, you need flashing where a skylight, chimney, dormer, plumbing vent or air vent extends through a roof. The roofing material stops where these elements go through the roof, and something must connect them to the roof so there is no leak. That’s the job of a flashing.  Flashing protects your roof in the areas where it is most vulnerable to leaks.

Shingles on a roof play a similar role as do feathers on duck.  The feather pattern and layering keep the water from ever reaching the skin of a duck.  The duck stays dry.  Flashing keeps this “feathered” pattern in tact on your roof and keeps the rain from ever reaching the roof decking.  Without proper flashing, your roof would leak where something was extending through your roof.

Flashing has been an essential piece to proper roof construction for hundreds of years.  Its design hasn’t changed much in that time period either.  It is very important for the flashing to be properly installed.  If you think your roof flashing is old or worn, call Excel Roofing and we will perform a free inspection to your roof.

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