Q: Is a lifetime asphalt shingle warranty as good as it sounds?
Having a lifetime asphalt shingle is definitely a smart move when considering the longevity of your roofing system. However, a lifetime asphalt shingle warranty is only to protect against manufacturer's defects. Not all manufacturer's warranties are the same even when offering the same grade of shingle and the meaning of "lifetime" and what it covers will vary so it is important to read the fine print and ask your roofing contractor for clarification of the terms of the warranty. Also, regardless which manufacturer you choose one of the most crucial terms of a lifetime asphalt shingle warranty is that your new roof is installed properly by a licensed and certified roofing contractor or it will be null and void.