Your commercial property deserves a roof that can ensure superior and continuous weather performance. But given its constant exposure to the elements, it may sustain damage that will prompt extensive repair work. That’s why you have to make sure your building’s roofing system comes with a warranty–and you’ll need to consider a few essential things about it. South Point Roofing & Construction, the trusted roofing and seamless gutters expert in the area, shares some of them here.
What the Warranty Covers
What kind of commercial roofing coverage do you actually want? Some warranties may cover only the materials used, while there are some that cover both materials and labor. A material-only warranty offers protection against material defects, but this typically doesn’t include on-site inspections. Should roofing issues develop because of these material defects, the warranty generally mitigates them by sending a patch kit or replacement material.
You might want to go for roofing warranties that cover both material and installation instead. They usually require a complete system installation by a licensed or approved roofing company, plus a thorough inspection by a manufacturer’s technical representative. Because these warranties are more comprehensive, their remedy provision may include professional roof repair.
Exclusions to Warranty Coverage
In the event of storm damage to your commercial roof, the manufacturer warranty will cover leak repairs. However, any consequential damage to your building’s interior will not be covered. You most likely will have to file an insurance claim to cover the items damaged in your building. Manufacturer warranties may also have limited coverage depending on the severity of a major weather event. For instance, they may only cover repairs caused by storms incurring winds up to a certain speed. Anything beyond that specific wind speed may not be covered.
Actions that Can Void the Warranty
Commercial roofing warranties are there to add an extra layer of protection to your investment–but not if you do certain actions that can negatively affect the coverage. One of their most crucial provisions, for example, is roof maintenance. To avoid nullifying your warranty, make sure you never overlook proper roof upkeep.
South Point Roofing & Construction is your leading choice for high-quality commercial roofing services. We serve Augusta and the Greater Aiken, SC, area. Call us today at (803) 648-9399 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.