The roof of your commercial building contributes to your tenants, employees, and visitors’ safety and comfort, and it also protects the inventory, equipment, furnishings, and structural integrity of the building. A commercial roof can be costly to install, so you want to ensure that you will receive the best return possible for your investment. Before signing a contract for a roof replacement, it is wise to determine what your warranty covers and does not cover, possible ways to inadvertently void a warranty, and whether your contractor offers any warranty on his workmanship.
What You Should Know About Commercial Roofing Warranties
What Does a Typical Material Warranty Cover?
Manufacturers of roofing materials warrant that their products are free from defects that could cause premature deterioration or failure. Although they rarely happen, manufacturing defects can occur. When a roofing material suffers a manufacturing defect, the typical warranty will cover the material’s cost. However, the warranty will not cover the labor costs required to remove the defective roof and reinstall it. A warranty covering defective manufacturing can span up to 30 years, but the exact time will depend on the type of material and the manufacturer.
What Does a Warranty That a Licensed Roofing Contractor Issues Cover?
Reputable commercial roofing companies in Texas are willing to stand behind their work. They guarantee that they installed the roofing material correctly and according to the manufacturer’s specifications. These warranties typically cover the materials and labor needed to make any necessary repair. The warranty’s length will depend on the contractor, but it should be at least one year.
Is There a Roofing Warranty That Covers Both Material and Labor?
Some manufacturers offer full-system warranties covering the materials, flashing and other accessories, and labor costs for the replacement roof or roof repair. However, you want to ensure that the Texas roofing contractor you hire appears on the manufacturer’s list of approved installers.
What Do Roofing Warranties Typically Not Cover?
Typically, warranties do not cover storm damage, damage resulting from the installation or maintenance of rooftop equipment, fire damage, or damage that results from a problem unrelated to the roof itself. For example, if mold travels from your building’s interior to your roof, your warranty probably will not cover any damage that the mold inflicts on your roof. If a service technician damages your roof while performing maintenance on your HVAC system, your warranty likely will be of no help.
What Might Void a Roofing Warranty?
If you use the roof of your commercial building in ways other than its intended use, your warranty may become invalid. For example, if you decide to open a rooftop restaurant or an observation deck, you could invalidate your warranty. If you allow an unqualified contractor to install a skylight, this could also cause a problem with your warranty. Allowing a roofer who is not on the manufacturer’s list of approved commercial roofing contractors could void your manufacturer’s warranty, and letting someone other than the contractor who installed your roof to make repairs could void your contractor’s warranty.
Does Alpha Handle Commercial Roofing Projects?
Alpha Roofing offers commercial and residential roofing installations, maintenance, and repairs. We are a trusted Texas roofing company with our offices in Round Rock. Our services include the installation and repair of roofing membranes, flashing,and flat roofs. We also offer roof inspections, metal fabrication, asphalt shingle installation and repair. We are widely known for our work’s exceptional quality, professionalism and reliability, and dedication to customer service. Contact us for a free quote by completing the online form or calling 512-777-1086.