Craftsmanship warrantee


#1

I always see 1 year, 2 year, 5 year craftsmanship warrantees from other roofers. This always makes me laugh. I do everything I can to make sure I’m 100% educated on best practices, and as far as I’m concerned I’m liable for my mistakes as long as I’m in business and perhaps even thereafter. If a leak arises from something I did wrong, i will always fix it. Sometimes there are circumstances I cannot control, like storms or premature materials failure. Am I crazy to offer a craftsmanship warrantee for the life of the shingle, or are other guys just not willing to stand behind what they do?


#2

your exactly right and im of the same mind set as you i would always feel responsable for a labour mistake that happened on one of my roofs .im my area everyone that i compete with promises a 10 yr labour warranty in thier estimate for laminates so i do the same so that the home owner can compare apples to apples. i feel totally confident giving a 20 yr labour warranty on a concealed fastened metal roof
my labour warranty break down goes like this
5 year [3-12 shingled with felt underlay]
10year [4-12 and up shingled with felt underlay,3-12 with peel&stick underlay,2 ply torch-on]
20 year [4-12 and up standing seam with felt underlay ,3-12 peel & stick underlay]


#3

On paper, my liability is limited to 5 years. In reality, I go back for free as long as it takes for the roof to die a natural death.

That’s my tenet. I went back on a high nail on a ten year old roof. No charge.


#4

[quote=“tinner666”]
That’s my tenet. I went back on a high nail on a ten year old roof. No charge.[/quote]

Tinner, What was the roofs pitch? if you can remember.


#5

I believe it was a 5/12. Maybe 6/12. The nail had only caught the edge of the wood.


#6

How long of a warranty do I need to get the job?

Just kidding, maybe.

I usually sell the 5-star warranty from Certainteed. This includes a 20-year workmanship warranty.