Whether you have a residential or commercial roofing system, the warranty matters. It protects you from faulty installation and poor quality roofing products. A reputable roofer can offer you quality roofing materials from leading manufacturers, backed with superior warranties.
A trusted installer of metal roofs shares things to consider when reviewing commercial roofing warranties.
Material and Labor Warranties
Material warranties only cover defects on the materials from the manufacturer. They offer protection against manufacturing defects that may result in leaks. However, they don’t offer coverage for the roof’s installation.
On the other hand, labor and materials warranties also cover workmanship errors. For these warranties to be valid, your roof must be installed by a licensed or certified contractor. Make sure to go for a contractor who offers warranties for both labor and materials as it’s more cost-effective.
No-Dollar, Original Cost, or Pro-Rated
In a no-dollar-limit warranty, the manufacturer will cover the entire cost of repairing a leaking roof. With an original cost warranty, the manufacturer will only pay for roof repairs up to the total amount of the original roofing purchase. Moreover, prorated warranties reduce in value over its validity.
Who Will Honor the Warranty?
You can usually count on the manufacturer to honor the warranty in case their products have defects. However, it’s still important to choose a reputable manufacturer for your commercial or industrial roofing project. Make sure that the manufacturer has been in business for many years and can be trusted.
Which Can Extend the Lifespan of Your Roof?
Keep in mind that the longevity of your roof depends on various factors, such as design, installation, and materials used. With proper installation and maintenance, your roof can last even longer than inspected. Meanwhile, neglected roofs are more likely to fail early.
At Your Professional Roofer, we’re here to assist with your residential, commercial and industrial roofing needs. We also offer storm damage repair and restoration services. Give us a call at (636) 866 5660 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.