a CertainTeed guarantee
Lathrop Contracting is an Indianapolis commercial roofing company that uses only CertainTeed products for our roofing work for Indianapolis business owners.
CertainTeed is a leading manufacturer of both commercial and residential roofing products and is a division of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest manufacturer of building materials. Saint-Gobain ranks among the world’s top 100 industrial corporations, operating through a global network of more than 600 companies in more than 50 countries. Quality commercial roofing depends on two essential elements: excellent materials and superior workmanship. CertainTeed has been one of North America’s leading commercial roofing material manufacturers for over 100 years.
Keep the following factors in mind when selecting or specifying a low slope roof:
- Choose the highest possible quality materials from an established manufacturer with an excellent reputation for integrity. CertainTeed has been manufacturing roofing materials for over 100 years.
- Compare similar products. Evaluate the technical data provided by the manufacturer. Compare the weights, thicknesses, and ASTM test results.
- Remember, the money saved today on a low-cost roofing system can be more than offset by the need to re-roof sooner as the result of poor performance leading to leakage or premature failure.
- Consider the commercial roofing manufacturer’s warranty. The length of the warranty term (in years) helps gauge the superiority of the system selected. Generally, the longer the warranty, the better the system. Is a guarantee which covers not only the material but also the contractor’s workmanship available for the roof system selected?
- Property value. Is the manufacturer’s warranty transferable to a new building owner?
- Consider energy costs. Keep in mind that white mineral surfaced cap sheets, light colored gravel surfacing, or roofs coated with reflective roof coating will help reduce interior cooling costs. Consider a CertainTeed cap sheet with CoolStar™ reflective coating.
- Choose a system manufacturer. CertainTeed provides the key elements of the commercial roofing system — insulation, adhesives, and coatings, membranes, and fasteners
- Consider building code requirements. Many local and state governments have specific guidelines for specifying roof systems.
Commercial Warranty Information
CertainTeed backs its commercial roofing systems with the confidence of three warranty choices:
- Limited Product Warranty
- NDL Roof Membrane Limited Warranty*
- Full System NDL Limited Warranty*
Owners and specifiers who choose the NDL or Full System NDL warranty options have the added security of manufacturer involvement in the sometimes difficult process of contractor qualifying and workmanship inspection. Consult with the roofing contractor and your CertainTeed commercial roofing territory manager to decide which CertainTeed warranty is best for your building or.
Contact us today to get a free estimate on your Indianapolis commercial roofing project. You can also learn roofing repair and installation information at our blog.
*NDL warranties are not available on all specifications and are only available through CertainTeed Gold and Silver Star Contractors