As a commercial property owner, you may find some commercial roof warranties a bit confusing. If this is the case, just keep in mind its basic definition: a commercial roof warranty is a legal relationship between the roofing contractors, roof material manufacturers and the property owners. The warranty states and guarantees that the roof will perform within their specifications. The warranty also states how the roof will be remedied if it somehow doesn’t meet its specifications, as well as how it can be voided if certain conditions are not met, including necessary roof system services like maintenance and inspections. To better understand your commercial roof’s warranty, here’s what you need to know.
Warranty Repairs and Responsibilities
In any given warranty, it’s important to know who’s responsible for any repair and replacement costs should the need ever arise.
When it comes to defective roofing materials, its manufacturer is responsible for replacing them free of charge, so long as it’s within the stated conditions of the warranty. However, they’re not responsible for the poor workmanship done to install the roofing materials. They’re also not liable for replacing the defective materials supplied by the roofing contractor. That responsibility is left to the roofing contractor alone.
Commercial general contractors are ones responsible for repairing or replacing defective materials that they supply. They’re also liable for the needed labor to fix the poor workmanship of the roofing project free of charge for the duration of the warranty period.
For any costs not covered by the warranties of both the manufacturer and contractor, the responsibility lies with the property owner or the owner’s representative. Roof maintenance is part of their responsibility as well, which means annual inspections must be made to ensure that the warranted materials are in good condition.
When it comes to commercial warranty types, there are two main categories: manufacturer warranties and roof contractor warranties. It’s important to hold both copies of the warranties if you’re a commercial property owner or manager. Knowing the terms of each warranty is also important since it can help you decide which materials should be used and who’s liable to install them.
A manufacturer’s warranty covers any defective products under its specified use during its warranty period. They’ll cover the expenses even if it costs more to replace the defective materials. Aside from defective products, premature deterioration also falls under their warranty.
A roofing contractor warranty covers the workmanship done on the commercial roofing project. Having high-quality materials won’t be fully effective unless installed properly by a professional contractor. This warranty also covers the work needed to install the manufacturer’s materials, as well as any additional products they may use during the roof renovation process.
When you need to have your commercial roof inspected, don’t hesitate to hire our team at Allied Construction Services. As a commercial construction company, we offer excellent commercial and industrial construction services that you can surely rely on. Give us a call today at (925) 724-2324 for more information. You can also reach us via our convenient online request form. We serve San Jose and surrounding CA areas.