If you’re not careful, a shingle warranty can leave you soaked. Shingle warranties usually only pay out when the shingles themselves are defective, and most shingle failures are due to improper installation. The shingles themselves are only 10-20% of a roofing job. Most of the costs are from labor. If your shingle warranty covers only the shingles themselves and not the warranty, the shingle warranty will only be worth a few hundred dollars. And watch out for prorated shingle warranties – their value may decline precipitously after the first few years. Learn more about shingle warranties and what to watch out at The Roofery.