What is the old saying? Warranties are about as good as the paper they are written on?
Element Smart Roofing strives to break that mold. Our warranties don’t say “Lifetime Warranty” on every project like many of our competitors do. We offer the best manufacturer warranty for each project then match the manufacturer warranty with our own Smart Warranties. In the end the only good warranty is one from a roofing company that will be in business next year. Please do your research and find out if the contractors you have invited to bid on your roof project have been in business for at least 5 years and have not closed down another company only to re-open under a new name, as this is a very common tactic to avoid potential lawsuits from warrantied roofs (as well as liens and debts to suppliers and the tax man).
Two Main Types of Warranties:
- Residential: Most residential warranties from any given manufacturer will only cover materials, unless a contractor is a certified installer and on a contractor program. Some manufacturers offer these, others don’t. If its a PVC roof then 9 times out of 10 the warranty from the manufacturer will only be a material warranty, please make sure you clarify this with your sales guy.
- Commercial: A commercial warranty will sometimes carry a contractors labor and material. Be sure to ask your sales representative about No-Dollar limit warranties, as most PVC manufacturers offer them. We suggest to never buy any product where the contractor does not offer a full workmanship and material warranty from the manufacturer.
Sample Element Residential PVC Warranty (which is in addition to the manufacturers warranties)
Sample Element Residential Metal Warranty:
Sample Commercial Warranty (PVC/Duro-Last)