In general, a warranty is a written guarantee for a product issued to the purchaser of a specific item by its manufacturer. In the roofing industry, it’s important to understand the different commercial roof warranties and the relevant issues they cover to properly manage your valuable property assets and maintenance budget.
To further shed light on this broad topic, one of the leading roofing contractors in Alabama, 4U Roofing, breaks down the length of commercial warranties into concentrated parts.
Who provides the warranty?
In the roofing business, there are three parties involved: property owner, roofing contractor, and manufacturer of materials used. The different types of warranties are divided into two categories, depending on who the provider is.
The materials manufacturer: The manufacturer provides warranties that claim responsibility for replacing defective products within a specific time period and without charge. These are issued to property owners.
The roofing contractor: Roofers provide warranties that claim responsibility for repairing or replacing defective products that they supplied within a specific time period and without charge. The warranties also include the labor needed to correct poor installation.
Warranties from the manufacturer
The following are the different kinds of warranties provided by the manufacturer:
Manufacturer’s NDL (No Dollar Limit) Warranty: Essentially the best one you can get, this type of warranty states that regardless of costs, the manufacturer will cover the defective products or failure of products under proper usage during the warranty period.
Manufacturer’s Materials Warranty: This warranty simply indicates that the products will not fail within a certain period of time (10-30 years). This warranty is usually free.
Manufacturer’s Labor and Material Warranty: Unlike the NDL warranty, this type only covers defects in materials and workmanship up to a specific dollar limit.
Manufacturer’s Roof System Warranty: This type of warranty is only useful when you have damages to your roofing membrane. The value of this warranty improves when it has a no dollar limit feature.
Warranties from the contractor
The installers issue warranties that cover defective workmanship. This warranty includes the needed labor to repair the roofing issue and the products used in the process. Most warranties don’t exceed five years but that can be resolved depending on your negotiating abilities and the confidence of your contractor.
If you need help with your roofing system, you can trust 4U Roofing, a leading provider of roof repair and replacement services in Alabama. We make sure to take care of your home so you can enjoy a richer living experience.
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