You’ve fallen in love with your metal roof and are enjoying its many benefits. You’re not alone, as the popularity of metal roofs continues to grow. At Bone Dry Roofing Company, we get the appeal and share in your enthusiasm! Our team takes pride in offering specialty metals and in-house fabrication. Whatever drew you to choosing this energy-efficient, durable option, now is not the time to forget about the warranty that came with your roof. Keep reading for five things you may be missing in the fine print of your metal roofing warranty. We’ll be using the PAC-CLAD Standard Finish Warranty as a point of reference in today’s post (current at the time of publishing). These are general examples, but always read your paperwork carefully and remember we are here to help.
- Look Into Cleaning Schedule Specifics
There is a high probability your warranty includes do’s and don’ts for cleaning your metal roof. Take the time to get familiar with the cleaning schedule (it may be once a year, twice a year, or something else). You’ll also want to ensure the cleaning solution(s) you use meet their specifications. Compromising on the frequency of cleaning will likely void your warranty. Using harsh chemicals to get the job done isn’t worth the possible repercussions. We recommend working with a qualified professional or team of professionals who are familiar with the appropriate methods and cleaning solutions to keep your metal roof in great shape. Hint: stay off of your roof and step away from the pressure washer.
- Be Wary of Attaching Materials
Attaching solar panels, solar films and snow guards to the coating of your metal roof may void your warranty. This is the case in the PAC-CLAD Standard Finish Warranty we reviewed for this blog post. Rest assured, solar solutions may still be an option for your home or business, but you’ll want to work with a professional team who can help you navigate these waters while ensuring your warranty is honored (we’re skilled in studying the fine print of your metal roofing warranty).
- Professional Installation Matters
At Bone Dry Roofing Company, we’ve seen more than our fair share of roofing disasters. We often say if something doesn’t look right, it probably isn’t. It takes years of experience and rigorous training to meet and exceed your vision for a quality roofing system that lasts. Read the fine print of your warranty and look for things like: “This warranty does not apply to failure of the COATING caused by … improper storage, improper fabrication or improper installation, improper seaming techniques, surface scratches or other abrasions however caused.”
- Proper Drainage is Key
Without adequate water drainage systems in place on your metal roof, you run the risk of voiding your warranty and inviting a host of unwelcome problems. An example of how this may be mentioned in your warranty: “This warranty does not apply to failure of the COATING caused by … failure to provide free drainage of water, including internal condensation from overlaps, and all other surfaces of the roofing panels, fascia, mansard, soffit or other building components.”
- Neglecting to Remove Debris Comes at a Cost
Failing to remove debris from your metal roof not only becomes unsightly, but it may also compromise your warranty. In the warranty mentioned throughout this post, we found the following language: “This warranty does not apply to … damage caused by failure to remove debris or other accumulations of foreign substances from the surface of the roofing panels, fascia, mansard, soffit or other building components.”
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