When installing or replacing commercial roofing, among the things that you should check are the warranties that come with the new roof. Commercial roof warranties are essential because they guarantee that the roof will perform accordingly for the stated period.
To give you a better idea of what commercial roof warranties entail, DePalma Construction discusses a few important details below.
Types of Commercial Roof Warranties
There are two main types of commercial roof warranties: manufacturer warranties and roofing contractor warranties. Make sure to know the difference between these warranties, especially during roof repair or installation.
This type of warranty is offered by the manufacturer of the roofing materials. It has more specific subtypes namely:
Manufacturer’s NDL (No Dollar Limit) Warranty – provides full coverage of any defective products as well as product failure within the stated period. Regardless of the cost of replacing the defective items, the manufacturer will cover the expenses.
Manufacturer’s Materials Warranty – ensures that the products will work accordingly within the stated period. It has different validity periods such as 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, or more.
Manufacturer’s Labor and Material Warranty – offers coverage of defects in materials and labor. It can only cover a specified amount.
Manufacturer’s Roof System Warranty – also called the “membrane only” warranty because it covers the membrane of the roofing system only
Roofing Contractor Warranties
This type of warranty is provided by the installer of the roof. It covers the installation of roofing products as well as any materials that the roofer uses in installing the roof.
Obviously, commercial roof warranties are crucial to have. However, you should also take note that a roof warranty is not insurance. It can be easy to assume that a commercial roof warranty can cover anything roof-related. In fact, roof warranties do not; there are many limitations to their coverage. Make sure to carefully read the fine print so you won’t get caught off-guard. It would also be wise to have an insurance policy that will cover damage to your roof, especially during a storm.
DePalma Construction has been in business since 1999. We are a one-stop-shop for all residential roofing needs, so you can rely on us for the completion of your project. Call us at 717-638-1131 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.