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April 2015 News Letter

Service Works "Up On Top" Newsletter
April 2015

So you are looking to replace your roof and are looking at 10 year, 15 year, 20 year, or even 20 + 5 year guarantees. How to make sense of all of these. 

The best guarantee is considered a "NDL" guarantee, which warrants not only the manufacturers supplied materials but also the installers workmanship. A true labor and materials warranty. Only the best roofing contractors are able to offer this type of warranty to its customers. These select few contractors have a track record of successful installations and the financial stability to insure the customer that they are tops in their profession.

The length of the guarantee dictates the specification with the longer terms requiring premium membranes, more plies, and stringent details; all of which benefits the consumer in worry free service. Also, the upgraded guarantees are generally transferable to new owners for a nominal fee.

To learn more about the terms and coverages of the available guarantees call your local branch of Service Works, Your Full Service Roofing Contractor.         


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Just What Does A Roof Guarantee Guarantee?
Building owners are generally aware that a premature roof failure is a major concern. Attempts to focus on the reasons for failures are many, and documents have been created to minimize the financial responsibility of such failures.

Looking back to bonds and guarantees, it was reported that in 1905, the old Barrett Company originated the specification roof, with its prescription for number of plies, quantity of bitumen, and best applications.

Barrett found that it was too difficult to control the workmanship of roofing contractors all over the country, so it introduced the roofing bond in 1916.  This original roofing bond guaranteed the built-up membrane for 10 years against leaks attributable to material failure or faulty application, according to 2006's Manual of Low-Slope Roof Systems. The mechanics of the manufacturer's bond were as follows: the roofing materials manufacturer issued the bond, which was backed by a surety company pledged to assume the manufacturer's potential liability for a failed roof. The bond was designed to assure the owner that:
  • The manufacturer's materials were used.

  • The membrane and base flashing (if included in a supplementary flashing bond) were installed by a manufacturer-approved roofer.

  • The manufacturer's representative had inspected the installation during application and after completion.

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Service Works is Your Full Service Roofing Contractor specializing in 24/7 leak repairs, preventative maintenance, and reroofing. When it has to be done on time and within budget, you can depend on Service Works. 
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Roof Repairs

Leak diagnosis and repairs requires a great deal of "Art and Science". The "Art" portion is accomplished by the Technicians knowing the failure points of the various commercial roof system in the market and then systematically water testing them until they leak, or they can be eliminated. The "Science" portion is the actual repairs. The Technicians need to know the proper materials to use, and the techniques to employ to ensure the repairs are long lived.       

To have your next leak successfully repaired call your local branch of Service Works, Your Full Service Roofing Contractor.
5423 N. 59th Street
Tampa, FL 33610

3331 NW 55th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

6220 Metro Plantation Road 
Ft. Myers, FL 33966
2423 S. Orange Avenue #344
Orlando, FL 32806
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