Your roof keeps the occupants of the building and your equipment safe from the elements. It also plays a major role in the overall energy efficiency and comfort of the structure. Building or replacing a roof can involve significant costs, so you want it to be protected with comprehensive warranties.
Read on to learn the basics of commercial roofing warranties.
Types of Commercial Roofing Warranties
It is essential to have warranties from both the manufacturer and your installer. You should consider the terms of the warranties when deciding which roofing materials to choose and which contractor to hire. An experienced and reliable roofer will help you select the ideal products for your building.
Manufacturer warranties cover the materials used during the installation. For instance, if there are defective products, the manufacturer should replace them at no cost. On the other hand, contractor warranties cover labor or workmanship. A contractor who offers comprehensive warranty coverage is confident about their services.
Manufacturer VS Contractor: Who to Call?
Your contractor is responsible for any roof repair due to improper installation. They should also repair or replace any defective materials they supplied at no cost as long as the warranty is valid. Meanwhile, manufacturers should replace defective products for free for the duration of the warranty.
Things That Can Void Your Warranties
Before signing anything or hiring a contractor, be sure to read the contract and warranty terms carefully. The terms of the warranties usually state things that can invalidate their coverage. Some of the most common things that void warranties include unauthorized changes to the roof, not addressing storm damage and poor maintenance. Even authorized modifications on the roof, when performed incorrectly can also void your warranty.
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