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Understanding Commercial Roof Warranties: What You Need to Know

A solid commercial roof warranty serves as a protective cover for your investment, offering assurance against unexpected issues while attesting to a manufacturer or contractor’s confidence in their work. One key aspect of ensuring the longevity and performance of your commercial roof system is understanding its warranty provisions; in this blog post we’ll take you through everything essential so that you can make informed decisions for your business and budget.


Understanding the Time Constraints

Warranty durations can differ, making it important to know the distinction between short-term and long-term warranties. Short-term warranties typically last 5 to 10 years post installation; long-term ones, on the other hand, can extend up to 30 years or beyond and cover coverage over an extended period! When selecting the appropriate warranty length for your commercial property it’s essential that your needs and lifespan are taken into consideration.


Key Components of a Roof Warranty 

Be sure to read through all the fine print! A comprehensive roof warranty should include key components, such as:


  1. Materials Coverage It is essential that you specify exactly which roofing materials are covered under your warranty in order to know exactly what to expect in case of defects or issues with them. Check out our blog to learn more about choosing durable materials!


  1. Exclusions and Limitations It is important to remain mindful of any exclusions or limitations that could apply, such as adverse weather conditions, lack of maintenance, or unapproved alterations. This could include factors like extreme temperatures or improper upkeep. Make sure you know what your warranty covers!


  1. Certain warranties, like Duro-Last, can be passed along to new property owners, increasing its resale value and potentially adding to its resale price.


  1. Manufacturer and Contractor Responsibilities We’ll work with you to make sure you understand the warranty we provide as your roofer, and the warranty that comes with your materials!


Maintenance Plays an Essential Role in Success

Maintaining most commercial roofs requires annual inspection and repairs performed by certified professionals, and keep your warranty valid! Regularly scheduled inspections and repairs help preserve your warranty as well as contribute to overall health and longevity of the roofing system. Ensure you document and keep records of your maintenance activities for proof should a warranty claim ever arise.


Understanding commercial roof warranties is vital to protecting your investment and ensuring its long-term performance. At Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation Systems, we take great pride in offering not only top-of-the-line flat and low slope roofing solutions but also comprehensive warranty options tailored to the individual needs of our clients. If you require assistance choosing the appropriate warranty coverage for your commercial property, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced team!