The roof will be one of the most important elements of your self-build home, not only from a weatherproofing aspect, but because it accounts for 20-30% of the visible exterior and will determine the aesthetic for decades. However, the roof will also consume a large amount of your budget, so it’s paramount that you spend time exploring the wide range of possible configurations, products and finishes to find out what’s best for your project. Naturally, before you invest time and money in your roof, you will also need assurance that the products are of high quality, have no defects, and can be relied upon. Hence, the warranties will be a prime consideration too.
Fortunately, through the years, roofing products have become more advanced, with the quality and reliability increasing, and practically all roofing products come with a standard twelve-month warranty – if not longer. However, despite this, research has shown that 70% of contractors have had to replace a roofing product through a warranty claim. Therefore, you need to be confident that the warranties offered are comprehensive and robust.
Whether it’s a new roof, an extension or even a repair, it‘s rare that only one product will be ever used, there will be several, and as warranties are issued separately for each product, that usually means several warranties too. If you are solely responsible for your self-build project, keeping track of all the warranties and storing them safely is a job in itself. So, imagine having to deal with multiple suppliers for warranty claims – this can be difficult, time-consuming, and downright frustrating.
To make life easier, why not consider a single package warranty that covers a number of key roofing products in your installation? SIG Roofing’s ONE Warranty, for example, covers the performance of the key products involved in the build-up of a pitched roof for 15 years. The products included in this package are all of an extremely high standard, so not only will you have peace of mind knowing your roof is covered, you can rest easy knowing that you are installing top quality products. More importantly, in the event of a claim, either yourself or your builder will benefit from a reduced and simplified administration process by just dealing with ONE contact at ONE company at any time throughout the process.
As an added benefit there is no extra charge involved; and the wide range of products covered in ONE Warranty support all key elements of the roof. From the industry leading SIGA Natural Slate and SIGnature Clay Roof Tiles, to market leading accessories including; batten, breather membrane, fixings and ridges – they are all covered.
A great self-build home requires a great roof, and a great roof requires great material that will give you peace of mind for years to come. Be at ONE with your roof and choose products with warranties that give you the peace of mind your home deserves.