A Guide to Commercial Roofing Warranties

Understanding what to look for in warranties from a roofing contractor can help you make informed decisions when comparing proposals. It’s worth mentioning that commercial roofing warranties vary between manufacturers and roofing types. Hence, it’s essential to make informed decisions when choosing what’s best for the property that you own or manage. Here are the basics of commercial roofing warranties as help.

Roofing Warranties

Types of Warranties

Similar to most building-related products and services, commercial roofing warranties have two parts: manufacturer and installation warranty.

1. Manufacturer Warranty. This warranty covers roofing issues caused by factory defects. This means the full cost of materials and/or labor will be covered for the first few years, then at a percentage that diminishes for the rest of the roof’s life span.

2. Installation Warranty. An installation or contractor warranty provides coverage issues of a damaged roof caused by installation errors. Some roofing manufacturers provide installation warranties through certified contractors. In its absence, a commercial roofing contractor may offer a workmanship guarantee.

Understanding Warranty Exceptions

These are known as the conditions not protected by the warranty or may void coverage. Warranty exceptions are usually made up for by insurance, such as weather-related damage, which may not be covered, so keeping your insurance policies up to date is important. Lastly, neglecting maintenance is an exception that can result in a voided warranty coverage.

As a property owner, keep in mind that it is your responsibility to ensure your roof is in good condition for the entirety of its lifespan. Above all, it is highly essential to remember that by adhering to a yearly maintenance program, you can keep your roof’s warranties intact. Other mistakes that can void your warranties include unauthorized modifications made to the roof and failure to address storm damage.

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