During his initial inspection, the Home Inspector would note "Known Issues," if any, with the roof on your home, and he would recommend that a Roofing Contractor do a more thorough inspection. The Roofing Contractorâ€˜s more thorough inspection would prompt the ordering of the Roof Warranty because of the roofâ€™s age and/or the need for maintenance.
According to your comments, "so called new roof..." Perhaps you should look to the Roofing Contractor, NOT the Realtor. Realtors are not Real Estate Agents! The former are held to a much higher standard, and have far more to lose than mere Agents...
Typical warranty standards within the Roofing Industry provide a 5 Year â€œWorkmanshipâ€ Warranty and a 20 Year â€œMaterialsâ€ Warranty on a â€œRe-Roofâ€ and/or New Roofs...
Were "Maintenance Services" performed on the roof during their warranty period[s]? Do you have documentaion?
Maintenance Services are what help preserve the useful lifetime of your roof-top and maximize your investment...it's like a â€œTune-Upâ€ for your roof, and should be done yearly.
The â€œFINE PRINTâ€ on their contracts, however, state that if the customer cannot provide evidence that "Maintenance Services" were performed on the roof during their warranty period[s], their roof warranties become VOID.
Did you read the Roofing Contractor's Warranties...if in fact it was a new roof?