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Your Tenant, Your Roofer, Your Money

Why having a preferred roofer for your tenants is important

Roof replacements can be expensive. Often it’s the largest expense you run into outside of actually buying the building. So why let your tenants choose who works on your roof?

Tenant contractors can end up costing YOU more than you might think.

Here are 4 reasons to consider having a preferred roofer for your tenants to contact.

roof repair

Reason #1: Repairs/modifications to a warranted roof

If your roof currently has as a manufacturer’s warranty, only an authorized roofing applicator can perform roof repairs or flash new penetrations that are installed. That means not just anyone with a truck and a ladder can be hired to do the work.

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Not having a manufacturer authorized roofing contractor perform the work could void your roof warranty.

If you don’t know who installed it, you can always reach out to the manufacturer (Carlisle SynTec, Sika Sarnafil, GAF, etc.) and ask for a list of local roofers who are authorized applicators. Not having a manufacturer authorized roofing contractor perform the work could void your roof warranty.

Reason #2: Improper materials and repairs

I see it all the time but I still cringe each and every time. Repair materials have to match the roof system or they just won’t work. Tenants don’t necessarily know roof types or roofing products so how are they to know what the contractor is doing? They’re trying to keep operating costs down so saving a few hundred dollars sounds great. The problem though is the savings typically comes from inferior products and inferior installations.

If you submit a warranty claim and unauthorized products are found to have been installed it could void your roof warranty.

Improper repair to EPDM roof with roof cement

Roof repair on EPDM roof with incompatible repair materials (roof cement on rubber EPDM roof).

Roof cement and fabric isn’t a universal repair product. The guy with the truck and ladder uses it on everything anyway and it often leads to deterioration of the roof. In the end, it costs you money to fix it correctly. If you submit a warranty claim and unauthorized products are found to have been installed it could end up costing you a lot of money as well as void your roof warranty.

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Roofing material manufacturers specify that only authorized roofing contractors can perform work on your roof without jeopardizing your roof warranty standing.

Count on Jurin Roofing Services to repair and manage your warrantied roof following roofing manufacturer specifications.

Jurin Roofing Services is an authorized applicator for most major roofing manufacturers.

See our roofing manufacturer authorizations here!

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Reason #3: Roof manufacturer training

roof manufacturer training

Manufacturer training makes a huge difference in the quality of work and how long it lasts. Experience certainly goes a long way, but there are certain materials and instances where specific training is required.

Having a preferred roofer that is trained by the manufacturer means the repair or install will be done right and done right the first time.

A commitment to training and investing in equipment by your contractor will always save you money in the long run.

We spend a lot of time and money making sure our employees are trained correctly for all the manufacturers we represent. We also invest in the proper equipment needed for all the roof systems we install and service. A commitment to training and investing in equipment by your contractor will always save you money in the long run.

Reason #4: Documentation

Another really important benefit to controlling who accesses your building is project documentation. When you limit the contractors that can work on or in your building, it’s much easier to know who installed something and when it was installed. This can save valuable time and money should something go wrong down the road.

Reputable contractors should maintain records of every service call, install, warranty issued, and when they took place. Many times this information can be obtained by the building owner or property manager through the contractor’s online client portal. When the tenant controls the contractor, most of this information is never passed on.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, the decisions of others can actually end up costing you both time and money.  What may save a few dollars now can end in costly repairs or require complete replacements to be done prematurely.  Having trusted professionals at your disposal can make your job much easier and keep your money where it should be…your pocket.

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Looking for an authorized roofing applicator to perform your roof repairs? Jurin Roofing Services is an authorized applicator for most of the major roofing manufacturers. Contact us today!

Founded in 1974, Jurin Roofing Services, Inc. is known for top quality roofing throughout the east coast. Jurin Roofing Services is a full-service commercial roofing contractor offering roof maintenance, roof and leak repair, and roof replacements. Jurin Roofing Services also offers professional roof services such as roof inspections and infrared roof moisture scans. Jurin Roofing is also a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and is a Carlisle SynTec Hall of Fame and ESP (Excellence in Singly Ply) contractor.
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About the Author:

Mike Shultz

Mike works with our new and existing clients to solve the problems created by their existing roofing systems. While an aging roof system may be ready for replacement, a new roof will not always eliminate the existing problems. Mike’s goal is to identify and remove the issues most contractors overlook. A quality contractor is the one that will take the time to learn what the needs of the building owner are, identify the needs of the building itself and assemble a solution that best accommodates these needs.

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