A warranty is a guarantee provided by a manufacturer or a contractor for a product or service in case something adverse happens to it. When it comes to commercial roofing, it’s important to know the finer details of your warranty so that you can fully understand what it covers and so that you can manage your assets and maintenance budget.
Here’s a primer on commercial roofing warranties.
Who Supplies the Warranty?
There are three parties involved when it comes to roofing warranties: the owner, the roofing contractor and the manufacturer of the materials used. The warranty will differ depending on who provided the warranty. We’ll break them down here:
- Provided by manufacturer: If you have a manufacturer warranty, the company will answer for any defects on the materials that are installed on your roofing system. It will replace them within the prescribed time frame and are free of charge.
- Provided by roofing contractor: If your roofers are the one who provides the warranty, they will claim responsibility for repairing or replacing faulty materials that they used within the agreed timeline, along with free labor costs.
Types of Manufacturer and Contractor Warranty
- Manufacturer no-dollar-limit warranty: This is the best warranty that your manufacturer can provide. This warranty states that regardless of cost, the manufacturer will replace the defective products within the valid warranty period.
- Workmanship warranty: The roofer’s warranty entails that the company will answer for defective workmanship. This means that you won’t have to pay for the labor to fix roofing issues that were caused by faulty workmanship on your roofer’s behalf.
To ensure the success of your storm damage claim, get in touch with the professional roofing team of Superior Roofing. In addition to providing storm damage roof repair services, we are also experienced in working with insurance companies and adjusters, and can help coordinate your insurance claim to make sure you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled. Call (334) 298-5253, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve clients in Columbus, Auburn and Phenix City, AL.