Commercial roof warranties are as important as the roof itself. These are legal relationships between property owners or facilities managers and roofing materials manufacturers and roofing contractors. They guarantee the roof’s performance based on defined specifications within a stated timeframe as well as identify possible remedies should the roof doesn’t perform.
Commercial roof warranties are a big topic, which is why ExteriorPros, one of the top roofing and siding companies in the local area, is here to give you a quick overview of them.
A commercial roof warranty is categorized into two, the first one coming from roofing material manufacturers. Under this, there are four types:
No Dollar Limit (NDL) Warranty – Here, the manufacturer covers defective products or failure of the products under proper use during the period of warranty no matter the cost of replacement. Material failures can be a result of manufacturing defects or premature aging.
Materials Warranty – Here, the manufacturer guarantees that the products won’t fail within a certain timeframe—may it be 10, 20, or 30 years.
Labor and Material Warranty – It is a limited type of warranty that covers material defects and labor up to a certain dollar limit.
Roof System Warranty – This warranty only covers the roofing system’s membrane and thus not as comprehensive as the other manufacturer’s warranty types. However, it can have a “limited” or “no dollar limit” provision in it.
Roofing Contractor Warranties
Aside from manufacturer warranties, commercial roof warranties can also come from roofing contractors. Also known as installer warranties, they cover only the workmanship, particularly the work performed to install the manufacturer’s products as well as the products the contractors use for the roofing system.
The time frame indicated in these kinds of warranties tends to be as short as one year compared to manufacturer warranties. However, negotiating the length of time the contractor will cover can help determine its confidence level when it comes to skills and materials.
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