At the successful of every roofing project, a warranty or guarantee should be issued for that
particular scope of work. This document should clearly denote the responsible parties, i.e. the owner, contractor, and manufacturer,
and should list the responsibilities of each to insure that the warranty remains in effect for the life of the roof. Warranties
should stipulate for the performance of the roof installation and the roof materials.
Every roof must be
properly maintained, even those under warranty. Manufacturers require periodic maintenance and inspection to keep a warranty
in full force and effect. To maximize the return on you investment, maintenance is not only essential, but also required.
many owners are not knowledgeable concerning the construction industry, especially roofing, and either through oversight or
naiveté, the proper warrantuy or guarantee is not issued. However, the owner does not always forfeit his rights if
a warranty is not issued. Roof Design Works, Inc. has been very successful
in identifying and having warranties instituted in such cases. Also, we will not closeout a project under our responsibility
without the proper warranties in place.
Therefore, it is easy to see why many owners and maintenance departments
begin immediately repairing their roofs, and at the same time, do not begin the necessary maintenance program. It has been
our experience that many warranties have not been tracked or listed or have simply been lost. Roof
Design Works, Inc. can assist you and your organization to identify which roof areas are under warranty and which
roof areas might possibly have warranties restored.