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.






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