When you get a new roof, it will likely come with a roof warranty. Roof warranties are not uniform from manufacturer to manufacturer or installer to installer. Instead, they may vary significantly. Read on for everything you need to know about your new roof warranty.


There are two types of roof warranties a homeowner may receive upon completion of their new roof.


Most shingles manufacturers offer the industry-standard basic limited lifetime warranty. The operative word is limited, meaning that each manufacturer chooses what is included. Defective shingles are typically covered, but the replacement may not be covered. In other cases, the warranty will cover defective shingles for the first few years after installation, and then the coverage will be reduced. All roofing manufacturers have a prorate period. This is the period to which the warranty will cover the full cost of repair or replacement. After the prorate period, coverage begins to decrease over the life of the shingle. The average prorate period is 10 years.


Some roofing companies also offer workmanship warranties. These may range in duration but are typically 5 to 10 years. One of the best ways to evaluate a potential roofing company’s workmanship warranty is to read their online reviews. This will give you insight into how often customers have been victims of improper installation or a significant dispute with their roofing installer. Roofing companies that have earned the Google Guarantee rarely have problems with workmanship.


To date, Malarkey is one of only a couple of asphalt shingle manufacturers that offer a comprehensive warranty without misleading fine print. Even though the average lifespan of asphalt shingles is 30 years, Malarkey Roofing Products offers three different 40-year warranties.

The Standard Malarky roof warranty for Highlander Shingles offers complete coverage for its products within the first ten years, called the Right Start period. If, at any time during that period, there is a defect, the Highland shingles will be repaired, or the entire roof will be replaced at no charge to the homeowner. Prorated costs for defective products are available for the following 30 years.

The Standard Malarkey roof warranty for Vista Shingles extends the Right Start period to 12 years. If any defect emerges during those 12 years, the shingles will be repaired, or the roof will be replaced. Prorated costs for defective products are offered for the remaining 28 years.

Malarkey also offers homeowners the option to upgrade their roof warranty to the Emerald Pro Warranty, which provides 100% coverage for the first 20 years, and prorated coverage for the remaining 20 years.

These warranties go above and beyond those offered by other asphalt shingles manufacturers, which is a leading reason that Oregon Roof Guys exclusively uses Malarkey asphalt shingles for new roofs.


Oregon Roof Guys is the top-reviewed roof replacement company in Lane County, Oregon. When you choose Oregon Roof Guys for your roof replacement, we register your warranty for you. If you decide to sell your home, the warranty will transfer to the new owner. To request a quote for a roof replacement in Lane County, call us today!