I recently had a conversation with someone who said he had over 20 years experience as a roofer. He made 2 startling claims:
- Roofers pay the shingle manufacturer for the warranty for each client's roof (mentioning a $900 fee and/or some % based on s/f).
- That if I went to a local roofing materials supply house and asked to see the warranty for a major brand, I would get a different warranty than the one provided the public on the brand's website. Basically, he is claiming the company would not stand behind the online warranty.