If you’re investing in a new commercial roof this season, make sure it comes with a good warranty. After all, a new roof installation is a huge deal–and you’ll want to make sure you’re covered in case the new system starts failing long before it should. But what details should you look for in a commercial roofing warranty? Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal, the premier expert in sheet metal fabrication in the area, shares a quick guide.
Why Do You Need a Commercial Roof Warranty?
The warranty included with your new commercial roof adds an extra layer of protection to your investment. It guarantees that your system will perform according to the defined specifications for a certain period. Without one, it will be up to you to cover any repair or replacement work resulting from roof material defects or premature aging.
Types of Commercial Roof Warranties
Think of your commercial roof warranty as a financial asset–the more coverage it has, the more valuable it is. Roofing contractors offer different types of warranty coverage, which may include:
- Manufacturer No Dollar Limit Warranty. The manufacturer will cover material defects or product failure under proper use during the warranty period, no matter the cost to replace them. However, only materials purchased directly from the manufacturer are covered.
- Manufacturer’s Material Warranty. This guarantees that the manufacturer’s products won’t fail within the warranty period, which ranges from 10 up to 50 years.
- Manufacturer’s Labor and Material Warranty. This option not only provides coverage against material defects–it will also cover any roofing problems caused by poor workmanship.
What Can Void Your Commercial Roof Warranty?
Having good commercial warranty coverage is incredibly useful, but you’ll want to understand that certain things can void it. These include unauthorized modifications made to the roof, such as installing mechanical equipment that penetrates the roof structure. Working with someone other than the original roof installer, plus overlooking proper and regular roof maintenance, will also nullify your coverage.
Aside from sheet metal fabrication, Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal can also handle your commercial roofing installation. We can work with built-up, modified bitumen, TPO, and EPDM–exceptional options that come with solid warranty coverage. Call us today at (785) 628-3614 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. Our service areas include Hays and Colby, KS.