Understanding the Value of Commercial Roof Warranties

Understanding the Value of Commercial Roof Warranties

When you buy a new commercial roof or have your current roofing system fixed or replaced, you must understand the kind of warranty you are getting with your investment. The kind of warranty that is offered can also go as far as telling you what kind of quality you are getting with your new commercial roofing system.

Where is the Warranty From?

Who is providing the guarantee for your commercial roof warranty? It is typically offered by one of two parties: the materials manufacturer or the roof installer and contractor. The warranty from a materials manufacturer is a written guarantee that the roofing product repairs and replacements will be covered as long as they fall within a specified time period. You will find several different warranties available from the manufacturer.

The warranty offered by the contractor who installed the system ensures that they will replace or correct any problems you have that are related to the workmanship. It also applies to any defective products the contractor supplied and installed. Again, as long as it is within a specified time and is necessary.

Manufacturer's NDL Warranty

In this case, NDL stands for no dollar limit. It is one of the best warranties you can purchase. It is considered a full-service warranty and guarantees that the defective products or failure of the products under proper use is taken care of. These warranties are usually offered in increments of 10 to 30 years; however, it also depends on the type of commercial roofing system you purchase.

Manufacturer's Material Warranty

This is considered a limited commercial roof warranty. It guarantees that all the manufacturer's products won't fail during a specific period of time; this is usually a total of 10 years, 20 years, or 30 years). This kind of warranty is typically free or comes for a low cost. However, keep in mind that this warranty will not cover flashings, edges, or adhesives.

Manufacturer's Labor and Material Warranty

With this kind of warranty, the materials and labor are covered along with maximum limits for manufacturer responsibilities. It is another limited warranty type and is typically prorated. This means an older roof will have less coverage than a new roof.

Roofing Contractor Warranty

When you get this kind of warranty, you will find that many of them don't go past the five-year mark. Some items, however, that may not be covered under this kind of warranty include neglect, leak repair, roof modifications or repairs, and acts of God.

Some of these coverage options may be added for a fee to some warranties. If the contractor doesn't offer any kind of warranty at all on their work, you may want to consider looking elsewhere because it can be a sure sign that they may be lacking the quality you are looking for.

With that being said, always examine the warranty product before you make the purchase. For more information on roofing warranties and what you can expect, contact the experts at Gulf Tex Roofing and Services today.