b"From the perspective of. THE MATERIAL MANUFACTURER The reason you issue a roofing warranty is to back up your materialsto provide assurance to the building owner, that your roofing system will perform as represented. Should the roofing system prematurely fail because of defects in the materials, your warranty will provide for replacement or repair at no expense to the building owner. It is essential to the success of your roofing system that it be installed in accordance with your specifications. This is the function ofIt is appropriate that you look to the roofing applicator to repair any defects the roofing applicator. in workmanshipto conform the installation to your published specifications in effect at the time of installation during the initial two-year period following completion of installation. Atof the expirationthat two-year period, and after any repairs required by workmanship defects are completed in accordance with your specifications, the remaining term ofwith your approved your roofing warranty should be your responsibility. The agreement you have applicators is the appropriate document in which to obtain the applicator's workmanship guaranteethe roofing warranty document should be just between you and the building owner. Is the term of your roofing warranty over 10 years?Ifyes, ask yourself why?The only possible answer you answer is that you offer a warranty longer than 10 years duration in order to increase your market shareyou're using the warranty as a sales tool. Is this really in your best interest?Is it in your customer's best interest?Aren't you and they better served by the proper application offield proven system? a fairly tested andFrom the perspective of THE ROOFING CONTRACTOR . When installing a roofing system, warranted or not, your primary function is the workmanship. You apply someone else's roofing materials to your customer's roof. Your obligation to the roofing material manufacturer and to your customer is to apply the roofing materials in accordance with the manufacturer's published specifications in effect at the time ofto conform your workmanship towarinstallation andcurrent roofing industry practices. Your roofing ranty should be your commitment to make any repairs needed because you failed to conform to the material manufacturer's specifications or failed to perform workmanship to current roofing industry practices, at your expense, and only during the two years following completion of installation and the exposure of the completed roofing installation to two annual weather cycles. Ifto warrant your workmanship for a term greater than two years, you agree either to the material manufacturer or to the building owner, ask yourself why?Do you need the job that badly? Is it a market share decision not in the best interest ofowner or yourself? either the task force was formededucating the roofing industry concerning roofing warranties,motiOurfor the primary purpose ofourvation being our concern that the term of roofing warranties has been getting longer. It is our hope that by means of this flyer and other efforts ofcommittee, all facets ofwill be informed concerning roofing warranties. We ourthe roofing industry believe informed choices and decisions will bring reality back toof roofing warranties, and the appropriate allothe purpose cation ofwith respect to such warranties, between material manufacturers and roofing applicators. responsibilities Our task force would welcome your comments concerning the matters discussed in this flyer. The Joint Task Force can be contacted through the offices ofRoofing Contractors Association, 4415 West Harrison Street, Suite 242-C, the Chicago Hillside, Illinois 60612, telephone:(708) 449-3340; fax:(708) 449-0837, or the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association, 4840 West 15th Street, Suite 1000, Lawrence, Kansas 66049-3876, telephone:(913) 843-4888, fax:(913) 843-7555. "