Your commercial roofing warranty is important as a commercial property owner, since it’s a legal relationship between you, the roof material manufacturer and the roofing contractor. You’ll need to be aware of the specifications of your roof and how it should perform within the stated conditions, as well as the remedies in case your roof doesn’t perform as expected. Our tile & slate roofing experts at Southern Roofing Company share a quick guide on your commercial roofing warranty:
Knowing the Warranty Responsibilities and Repairs
The repair costs for your roof can become costly, so before you sign anything, it helps to know which party bears the responsibility. As the property owner, you’re responsible for any costs not covered by the warranties of both the manufacturer and contractor. Maintaining your roof is also your responsibility, so you need to get it inspected at least once a year to check and keep your roof in its best condition.
Meanwhile, the manufacturer of your roofing materials is responsible for replacing any of its defective products free of charge so long as it’s stated within the conditions of your warranty. They’re not responsible for replacing defective materials supplied by the roofing contractor or products that were prematurely damaged from poor workmanship.
Finally, the roofing company is responsible for repairing or replacing defective materials that they supply. They also provide labor to remedy the poor workmanship of the project that’s under warranty free of charge.
What Voids Your Commercial Roof?
As professional gutter installation contractors, we recommend that you have your commercial roofing inspected annually at minimum or your warranty may be voided. This is to ensure that your roof stays in good shape and even lasts beyond its expected lifespan.
Unauthorized modifications can also void your roofing warranty. For instance, adding mechanical equipment that penetrates the roof structure, such as air conditioning, ventilation or other types of renovation, can compromise your system. These should at least be done properly by qualified professionals to keep your warranty intact.
Whether you need a reliable residential or commercial roofer for your project, our team at Southern Roofing Company has got you covered! Call us today at (470) 299-7663 or fill out our convenient form online to get started.