Cease from purchasing roof warranties!
If you think that a roof warrant is a measure of the value, then you are definitely wrong. The most important thing is to take care of your roof and hire a professional contractor. As a matter of fact, the warranties are just papers written by attorneys to shield the interests of the manufacturers and to cut expenditures during the coverage time limit.
However, this does not mean that warranties are not vital. Actually, they symbolize assurance that the specification indicated and the waterproof technique used, is the correct one. Prior to getting a contractor to repair, renovate, or construct your roof, ask the manufacturer providing the roofing materials to send a professional to confirm that the warranty provided is real after a contractor does the agreed work.
Reduce the necessity of a roof warranty
This can be done by hiring a contractor who is experienced, licensed, insured, and reputable. The contractor’s estimators will identify the most appropriate and best quality contractor approved roofing materials. Another way is by signing up for a roof maintenance plan. This should commence in the first year of installation so as to avoid the possibility of roof leaks and extend the life of the roof.
Never take warranty period as a sign of value
A very important advice is that you should never take the warranty period to be the deciding factor when choosing a roofing solution or a roofing contractor. A warranty with more time than the other will not mean that it is the best solution.
What does a warranty by the manufacturer entail?
If your roofing materials weaken due to poor maintenance, damage, or neglect, yet the contractor and the manufacturer have been settled their bills, and you have chosen another contractor to do a complete maintenance, which includes proper preventive measures on a yearly basis from the time of installation, it will be the responsibility of the manufacturer to restore the current leaking areas. Mostly, this applies to the real owner who was awarded the warranty. If there is no leakage, no action concerning the warranty will be taken.
Never take a warranty to be an insurance policy
No one knows when a problem will pop up, and if you’ll be covered if they happen, or if the issues will be dealt with without you paying a cent. No minor damages to the premises structure, roof deck, insulation, or time will be recovered, though if proper methods applied never attained their goals. Generally, warranties have their own regulations when it comes to the county where the firm is situated. This means that if any action will be taken legally against them, you will have to solve it through the courts set up by them (jurisdiction).
The process of claiming manufacturer’s warranty
If there is such a claim, it should be done in writing and submitted to the manufacturer. The claim should include a copy of the purchase evidence (invoice) and handed over within 30 days of the leak discovery. If this happens, there are 90 days for the manufacturer to verify the claim.
If you decide to do away with the claim, or if the warranty does not cover the damages, the inspection and processing charges will not be refunded. And if the warranty indeed covers the damage, it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to avail all necessary repair materials and either repair the damage or cover the cost of the repair.
The difference between material warranty and workmanship warranty
Workmanship warranties are given out by the person in charge of installation (the contractor). They normally last for 2-5 years, where they cover things like labor and the workmanship of the recovered, installed, or replaced roof system. ADCO Roofing can do necessary repairs free to the client when the issue is truly covered by a workmanship warranty.
If the issue deals with the material having defects, then the manufacturer’s warranty takes effect. If neither of the work is covered by the two types of warranties, the client will be provided a quote.
Reasons for doing preventative maintenance and roof cleaning
Periodic roof maintenance is required for roof warranties to provide good drainage, prevent roof leaks, and extend roof life. Roof maintenance is recommended bi-annually. Although it is not guaranteed that there will be no roof leakage, but it will cover leaks that do happen naturally.