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Whether you are a property owner or facility manager, you know how important your commercial roof is. Because it is a considerable investment that protects your building from the elements, you must be aware of its accompanying warranties. CQ Roofing, one of the top roofing contractors in the local area, shares the basics you need to know.

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Understanding Roofing Warranties

A roof warranty guarantees that your investment will perform according to specifications defined by the manufacturer or contractor for a certain period. It also outlines remedies in the event your roof doesn’t perform as expected. It varies in total coverage and the term length.

Types of Commercial Roofing Warranties

When it comes to commercial roofing warranties, there are two types you need to know: one from the roofing manufacturer and the other from the contractor responsible for installing the roofing system. As a property owner or facility manager, it is a must that you have both of them.

Manufacturer warranties can be comprehensive, covering defects in both materials and labor up to a certain dollar amount. Some fully cover defective roofing products under proper use during the warranty period regardless of how much the replacement costs. Others only cover the roof membrane and not the rest of the components. Meanwhile, contractor warranties cover only the work performed to install the manufacturer’s products.

Your Responsibility for Your Roof

As a property owner or facility manager, it is your responsibility to ensure your roof is in good condition for the entirety of its lifespan. This means staying on top of much-needed roof repair or replacement of certain components so the materials and workmanship can function properly.

By adhering to a yearly maintenance program, you can keep your roof’s warranties intact. Otherwise, they may be voided. Other mistakes that can void your warranties include unauthorized modifications made to the roof and failure to address storm damage.

CQ Roofing delivers high-quality residential and commercial roofing services to residents of Northwest Florida. Call us today at (850) 683-4169 if you need a roof inspection. You may also fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve Fort Walton Beach, FL, and the surrounding communities.