Maintaining Roof Warranties

Roofs can have two types of warranties: a material warranty and a workmanship warranty. In some cases the workmanship warranty is covered by the roofing manufacturer, but most of the time, workmanship is warrantied by the contractor. If the manufacturer or contractor is no longer in business, then the relevant warranty may no longer be in place.

Quick Mount PV products are approved by leading roofing manufacturers, and won't void the material and/or workmanship warranties. For more information contact our Sales Team.

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Consulting a Roofer

Whenever the material or labor warranty is still valid, as is the case with newer construction, it is advisable to consult the roofer of record prior to solar installation. Labor warranties can vary significantly. Often the roofing contractor will void their workmanship warranty if another trade modifies the roof in any way, however, they will often maintain these warranties if you contract with them to install the flashed roof attachments. At the very least, allow the roofer the opportunity to inspect and approve the modifications you make.

If the roofer of record is unknown or unavailable, we recommend getting another roofer to take a look and advise and assist as needed.

Maintaining the Manufacturer's Warranty

Once a new roof has been installed, any subsequent modification will be known as a “retrofit.” Not voiding the manufacturer's warranty during an installation on an existing roof requires knowledge and skill. Poorly executed retrofits are the most common cause of warranty issues.

The manufacturer’s instructions will spell out exactly what does and does not void the warranty of their roofing product. If you have any questions or uncertainty, consult a professional roofer.

Installers must adhere not only to the manufacturer's list of requirements, but must also follow roofing industry general standards and best practices for waterproofing, as spelled out in guidelines provided by roofing authorities such as SMACNA, ARMA, TRI, and the NRCA.

Code-Compliance is Built Into Quick Mount PV Products

Studying and understanding the relevant codes, standards, and best practice installation guidelines from all of the above listed organizations was the starting point in the design of Quick Mount PV’s mounting products. We proactively monitor all developments in the relevant codes and guidelines to ensure that our customers have the highest quality, longest lasting, code compliant waterproofing possible.

When you design and install Quick Mount PV products correctly, you can rest assured that you are up to code and your system will stay watertight for the life of the PV system. Furthermore, if you follow the roofing manufacturer's flashing instructions, you minimize the possibility of voiding the roofing material warranty.

Digging In

The following links can help you increase your knowledge about waterproofing codes, roofing best practices and guidelines, and specific roof types:

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