Most new roofs come with a guarantee, but what is covered varies greatly from one warranty to the next. Reading your roofing warranty is not very interesting, but you should read it before choosing a contractor. In this post, we will go over some of the finer details of Fort Worth roofing warranties so you can better understand what is and is not covered by your new roof installation guarantee.
To begin with, there are generally two sorts of warranties: implicit and express warranties. Roofing membranes and other roofing materials really come with an implied warranty; that is, it is widely assumed that roofing materials may be anticipated to operate in a given manner and for a specific purpose. When correctly built, your roofing membrane, for example, should prevent water from passing through it – these phrases do not need to be written down. An explicit warranty, on the other hand, is a collection of written agreements, generally granted by the materials manufacturer and/or roofing contractor, that describe the issuer’s responsibility limits.
Who is in Charge of Issuing Warranties?
You may not realize it, but your roofing warranty is likely issued by two parties: your contractor and the materials manufacturer. Your Fort Worth roofer will give a workmanship warranty, and as long as the materials perform as intended, your contractor will cover only faults in their work. Alternatively, the materials manufacturer will only give a guarantee for faults with its materials if they are installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Simply put, your roofing contractors’ guarantee covers the quality of their labor, not the supplies. Similarly, material manufacturers will only insure their products if they are correctly installed.
Pay close attention to the manufacturer’s warranty. Roofers come and go, but materials are protected no matter who installs them. Furthermore, when a corporation is dissolved, the associated guarantees are rendered null and void. This is a far less frequent scenario with roofing contractors than with material producers.
Materials and Labor
A materials-only guarantee is precisely what the name implies: manufacturers will offer just replacement material and will not cover installation labor. Obviously, it is critical to understand whether your warranty includes labor and materials, as a Fort Worth roofing contractor’s labor costs might be substantial.
Your Roles and Responsibilities
The facility manager’s or homeowner’s responsibilities are another important aspect of your roofing warranty. In reality, most warranties state that appropriate maintenance is required; therefore, if you have not properly maintained your roof, your guarantee will be voided. This is one of the most frequently ignored aspects of roofing warranties, but it is especially crucial if you want to guarantee that repairs or material replacement are covered.
Call Firefighter Roofing at (817) 479-8999 for more information on new roof installation warranties.