Warranties Are Not All The Same: The Differences Among Different Commercial Roofing Warranties

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If you need to have your commercial building re-roofed, one of the factors that you may be looking at when selecting a roof material is the length of warranty that the new material comes with. While it is important to consider the length of the warranty, there are many other factors in regards to the warranty that you also need to be aware of and consider when deciding which roofing material has the best warranty for your commercial building. Here are a few of the differences among commercial roofing warranties and how they may affect your roof. 

What Your Maintenance Responsibilities Are

One of the things that you need to carefully consider when reading a roof warranty is what your maintenance responsibilities are under the warranty. Some warranties may require you to have an annual roof inspection, while others may require you to have two inspection per year. Some may require your roof to be inspected after wind gusts hit a certain strength, while others may not have this requirement. Always carefully read what your requirements are under any warranty because if you fail to meet those requirements, your warranty can be voided, which will do you no good. Some are more restrictive and some more lenient. Always select one that has requirements that you know you can meet. 

Who Can Repair and Maintain the Roof

Another important element to consider as you look over a roof warranty is who can repair and maintain the roof. Some warranties allow you to use any roofing company as long as they are licensed to do roofing work. Other companies certify roofers in how to repair and maintain their products. They may require you to use a certified repair company or run the risk of voiding your warranty. 

How Long the Warranty Covers Different Parts of the Roof

The last factor to consider as you look over a warranty is how long the warranty covers different parts on the roof. The warranty may state that it is a 30 year-warranty, but when you start reading, you realize it only covers certain parts for 30 years, while others are shorter or longer. The parts to a commercial roof that may be warrantied include substrate, insulation, flashing, the membrane and the exterior roofing material. Always find out how long each item is warrantied under a specific roofing warranty. 

If you are looking to install a new roof on your commercial building, the warranty that the roofing material comes with can be a deciding factor in which material you select. Taking the time to learn about key differences in the warranties offered can help you correctly compare these warranties and find the product with a warranty that makes the most sense for you. If you have questions about your roofing needs, contact a company like Deep South Roofing LLC.

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