Todo lo que necesita saber sobre las garantías para techos

 

Las garantías a menudo se malinterpretan, especialmente cuando se trata de techos. Hay garantías que ofrece el fabricante, así como otras que ofrece el instalador y, a menudo tienen mucha letra pequeña. Before making the investment to purchase or repair your roof, pay close attention to the warranty, as all warranties are not created equal. Knowing what is covered will give you greater confidence in your purchase, and strengthen any claim you submit.

 

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Garantías de fabricante

In general, a manufacturing warranty covers defects or problems that occurred in the manufacturing process. Por lo general, las empresas respaldan su producto contra defectos de fabricación durante un período de tiempo expresamente especificado en la garantía. There are many terms used in product warranties, and they might not always mean what you think. There’s “lifetime,” “prorated,” “full-coverage” and “systems” warranties that all refer to different levels of coverage. 

 
A lifetime warranty means coverage for as long as you, as an individual homeowner, own your home—NOT for the life of the home. Esto tampoco significa que las tejas durarán toda la vida. Muchos fabricantes ofrecen garantías extendidas cuando el producto es instalado por personas acreditadas, según las instrucciones del fabricante.
 
Prorated coverage means your coverage reduces in value until it reaches zero percent at the end of the specified warranty period. Entonces, si tiene un reclamo en el octavo año de una póliza de 10 años, solo recibirá el 20 por ciento de su valor establecido.
 
Full-coverage warranties are rare, yet offer the full-value replacement for a state length of time. So, if you make a claim in the eight year of a 10-year warranty, the full amount is covered. Sin embargo, la cobertura total se define de manera diferente entre las empresas. Some will term full coverage as the original cost of the installation, while others will use current fair-market value.
 
 
 

 

Garantías de contratista

While manufacturers often support superior workmanship by offering credentialing programs, training, and even on-site assistance to contactors, manufacturers typically don’t insure workmanship. For this reason, many contractors offer their own workmanship warranty, which typically assures that any work installed will be of good quality and free from defects for at least one to two years. These warranties assume that the products used are of good quality and that installation conforms to the manufacturer’s recommended installation guidelines. Workmanship warranties do not provide remedy for damage or defect caused by abuse, modifications by someone other than the contractor, improper use/maintenance, or normal wear and tear under normal usage.
 

 

Garantías de sistema

Las garantías de sistema combinan las garantías del producto y de la instalación en una, y generalmente las proporciona el fabricante del techo. System warranties are generally only available when the system components are from the same manufacturer, since all parts are designed to work together according the manufacturer specifications.
 
 

The Right Fit for you

Con toda la variedad de garantías en el mercado, es importante comprender su cobertura y cómo satisface sus necesidades. Investigue antes de decidirse por un contratista o producto, y haga preguntas si no está seguro de lo que está cubierto. Conocer su garantía a fondo lo ayudará a sentirse mejor con la compra de su techo y le brindará una gran ventaja si alguna vez necesita hacer un reclamo.