At Metal Alliance, our goal is that every metal roof system that starts with our products is properly designed and installed to provide many years of service to the building owner. As part of that commitment we are proud to offer the Metal Alliance Weathertight Warranty Program by Roofing Warranty, LLC.
Metal Alliance Weathertight Warranties
Weathertight warranties (WTW) from Roofing Warranty, LLC are provided exclusively through Metal Alliance 5-Star Partners. 5-Star Partners are carefully selected certified installers who consistently demonstrate a high degree of quality workmanship and a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.
Featuring flexible terms and inspections at key project milestones, each weathertight warranty is customized to meet the specific needs of your project resulting in valuable benefits to the installer, manufacturer and the building owner:
Project oversight including appropriate panel and material selection and roof inspections
Flexible terms from 5 to 25 Years and pricing to fit any budget
Provide value-added services to stand out against the competition
Access to large and specialty projects
Investment protection against poor workmanship and substandard materials
Available for Standing Seam Roof Systems on Commercial, Industrial and Government Projects.
All WTWs are issued on a per project basis by Roofing Warranty, LLC to the building owner through a joint responsibility agreement with the Metal Alliance 5-Star Partner. To learn more about becoming a 5-Star partner, contact your Metal Alliance sales representative today.
Why Choose a Weathertight Warranty?
A Weathertight Warranty (WTW) provides a guarantee against water leaks by ensuring the use of a quality metal roofing system, good roof geometry, proven installation details, project oversight and installer accountability. In the unlikely event a leak develops, a WTW protects the building owner by covering the repairs needed to return the roof to a weathertight condition.
by Roofing Warranty, LLC
Weathertight warranties are available on the following profiles* for commercial, industrial and government projects. All job materials must be purchased from Metal Alliance or an approved supplier and manufactured by a Certified Metal Alliance Manufacturer (Advantage Partner). For a list of approved certified manufacturers or to learn more about the Advantage Partner program, contact your Metal Alliance sales representative.
*Certain factors that may affect a panel’s eligibility include project design, environmental conditions or building geometry.
Roof inspections are essential to the success of the Weathertight Warranty Program, providing specifiers and building owners with the peace of mind their project requires. To ensure a well-built, leak-free roof, each inspection is designed to certify that the installation is completed using the materials, quality workmanship and details specified for the project. At a minimum, each project will require:
Inspection Fee - $1900 /each
†Minimum number of In-Progress Inspections is one (1) with average project requiring two (2). However, the timing and total number of In-Progress Inspections required will depend on WTW type, and size and complexity of the project. Inspection fees are in addition to WTW fees and based on travel and scope of project with a minimum charge of $1,900 per inspection. Incurred travel costs above the budgeted amount will be reflected on the final WTW invoice.
Flexible Weathertight Warranty Options for Reliable Protection
With flexible coverage terms and pricing to fit almost any budget, Weathertight Warranties from Roofing Warranty offer you and the building owner the material and labor coverage that’s right for your project.
No Dollar Limit (NDL)
Covers the entire cost of materials and labor for repair of an affected roof with no dollar limit. An NDL Weathertight Warranty is also not limited or capped by a single issue should multiple events occur during the term of the warranty.
Limited to Installed Contract Value (LICV)
A LICV Weathertight Warranty covers materials and labor required to repair the roof until the dollar amount that was paid for the original metal roof material and installation is reached. Original Cost/SF is determined upon submission of copies of all the project's completed and paid project invoices.
Limited Dollar Value (LDV)
The most economical option, an LDV Weathertight Warranty provides a fixed dollar amount per square foot for roofing material of an affected roof. This option does not cover labor required to repair the roof.
*Total coverage limited to the square feet of installed roofing material. Original $Cost/SF determined upon submission of all completed and paid project invoices to Roofing Supply, LLC. WTWs cover repair and/or replacementof a roof that leaks; they do not cover incidental damage to the building or its contents. Additional surcharges may be applied to cover project costs and demands based on unprecedented details. †Warranty fees do not include inspections which are based on travel and project scope. The minimum inspection fee is $1,900 per inspection. Weathertight warranty pricing and availability is subject to change without notice at any time.
WEATHERTIGHT WARRANTY FAQ
WTW - ABOUT
What makes the Metal Alliance Weathertight Warranty by Roofing Warranty, LLC different from standard weathertight warranties offered by other companies?
Many standard weathertight warranties do not include the oversight of on-site inspections. Each WTW project that receives a WTW from Roofing Warranty, LLC has passed an independent expert inspection at several key milestones during installation certifying a well-built and leak-free roof.
Who is eligible to participate in the Metal Alliance Weathertight Warranty Program?
Weathertight Warranties by Roofing Warranty, LLC are available exclusively to certified installers that are part of the Metal Alliance 5-Star Building Partner program.
How do I become a Metal Alliance 5-Star Building Partner?
5-Star Partners are certified installers who consistently demonstrate a high degree of quality workmanship and a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. Contact your Metal Alliance sales representative for more information on how to become a 5-Star Building Partner.
I am a 5-Star Partner. Are all of my projects eligible for a Weathertight Warranty?
Weathertight warranties are available for projects that use all job materials purchased from Metal Alliance or an approved Metal Alliance supplier, are manufactured by a Metal Alliance certified manufacturer (Advantage Partner) and installed by a Metal Alliance certified installer (5-Star Partner).
How do I find a Metal Alliance Advantage Partner to manufacture the metal panels for my job?
If you are a 5-Star Partner and need a list of approved certified manufacturers (Advantage Partners), contact your Metal Alliance sales representative. 5-Star partners that manufacture their own metal panels must also qualify as an Advantage Partner for your project to be eligible for a WTW.
WTW - REQUIREMENTS
Does my project have to be pre-approved for a Weathertight Warranty?
Yes, shop drawings and other criteria must be reviewed and approved prior to the start of the project. It is also recommended that materials not be ordered prior to approval.
Is trim included in the Weathertight Warranties?
Yes, with certain exceptions such as gutters and other related rain gear, dead valleys, etc.
What metal panel systems are eligible for a Weathertight Warranty?
The standing seam panels listed below are eligible for a Weathertight Warranty on commercial, industrial and government projects. Exposed Fastener systems are not eligible for a Weathertight Warranty.
What roof applications are not warrantable even if the panel system is eligible for the Weathertight Warranty Program?
Custom sheet metal roof applications such as domes, tapered panels or roof designs with drainage problems are not warrantable applications for the Weathertight
Warranty Program. Other factors that may affect a panel’s eligibility include project design, environmental conditions or building geometry.
What products/accessories must be used for my project to be approved and pass inspection for a Weathertight Warranty?
All products used in a Weathertight Warranty project must be purchased through Metal Alliance, a Metal Alliance Advantage Partner, or an approved supplier. In the event a required item is not offered by the approved supplier, the product selected must be approved by Roofing Warranty, LLC prior to the start of the project.
What is the minimum roofing slope requirement for a Weathertight Warranty?
The standard minimum slope requirement is 3:12. Slopes as low as 1:12 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis provided structural mechanical seamed panels are used. These installations will be subject to a weathertight warranty fee surcharge.
What type of underlayment is required to qualify for a Weathertight Warranty?
At a minimum, a full peel-and-stick underlayment installation is required for approval. All proposed underlayment must be approved prior to start of each weathertight warranty project.
How does the installation of other equipment on the metal roof affect the weathertight warranty?
To support the common goal of having a long-lasting, leak-free roof, it’s important for contractors and building owners to understand that any roof application that requires roof penetration or fastening, added either during or after installation such as antennae, satellite dishes, skylights, solar panels, or other such equipment, must be approved by the roof manufacturer and/or Roofing Warranty, LLC to ensure the proper materials and methods are used. Failure to get pre-approval will void the warranty. In addition, work must always be done by experienced and licensed contractors.
WTW - INSPECTIONS
Are inspections required to get a Weathertight Warranty?
Yes, inspections at key project milestones are essential to the success of the Weathertight Warranty Program. To ensure a well-built, leak-free roof, each inspection is designed to certify that the installation is completed using the materials, quality workmanship and details specified for the project.
How many inspections are required?
At a minimum, each project will require 3 inspections, an Orientation Inspection, at least one In-Progress Inspection and the Final Inspection. The timing and total number of In-Progress Inspections will depend on weathertight warranty type, and the size and complexity of the project. Once approved, an estimate of the number of inspections required will be outlined in the Confirmation of Quotation.
What responsibilities do I have as the installer/contractor during inspections?
It is the responsibility of the contractor to facilitate free and safe access to the entire roof for WTW Inspectors to complete the necessary review of warranty requirements. The contractor must provide the Inspector with all safety equipment, fall equipment, and PPE to meet project and/or OSHA requirements, as well as ladders and man-lifts as requested.
How will I know if there are deficiencies in the roof installation upon inspection?
Copies of each inspection report will be sent to the installer listing any deficiencies and the corrective action required. Final approval for a weathertight warranty will not be issued until the project passes Final Inspection.
WTW - PROCESS
How do I apply for a Weathertight Warranty?
Certified installers (Metal Alliance 5-Star Partners) may submit a Weathertight Warranty Request for Quotation along with roofing specifications and architectural drawings. If approved, you will receive a project-specific Confirmation of Quotation that will indicate the total warranty cost (estimated) and deposit amount, conditions, number of anticipated inspections, special requirements, and exclusions (if applicable). Simply sign and return the Confirmation to us with the required deposit. IMPORTANT: Do not start construction prior to being contacted by your WTW Project Coordinator.
As a metal roofing installer, what are my responsibilities under the Weathertight Warranties once approved?
The installer is responsible for properly installing the roof using quality materials and workmanship in accordance with the details and proven standards specified and approved by the metal roof manufacturer and Roofing Warranty, LLC. Once installation is complete and has passed the final inspection, the installer coordinates with the building owner to execute all the required WTW documentation. The installer must also provide the Weathertight Warranty certificate and the Preventative Maintenance Manual to the building owner once received from Roofing Warranty. The installer, together with Roofing Warranty guarantees that the roof will remain leak-free for the duration of the warranty. During the first 24 consecutive months of the warranty, the installer is solely responsible for covering any repairs resulting from a roof leak.
How does the billing process work for the Weathertight Warranty Program?
Each approved WTW project will require a paid deposit prior to the first inspection. The deposit amount will vary depending on project scope and installation schedule and is due at the time you accept the weathertight warranty terms outlined in your Confirmation of Quotation. The balance of all WTW fees due, including all inspection fees must be paid prior to the issuance of a weathertight warranty.
When will the final Weathertight Warranty be issued to the building owner?
A Weathertight Warranty Certificate and the Preventative Maintenance Manual will be issued to the installer electronically in the name of the building owner after ALL items listed below have been completed:
Project passes Final Inspection
All parties to the WTW have executed the Weathertight Limited Liability Warranty Agreement. This includes the installer, Roofing Warranty, LLC and the building owner. Note: The installer is responsible for forwarding the WTW Certificate and Preventative Maintenance Manual to the building owner.
Installer has executed the Contractor/Installer Certification and provided to Roofing Warranty, LLC
All WTW fees, including inspection fees have been paid in full
What responsibilities does the building owner have once the Weathertight Warranty Certificate is issued?
The building owner is responsible for roof maintenance and documentation in accordance with the WTW Agreement and Preventative Maintenance Manual. The building owner is also responsible for immediately notifying Roofing Warranty, LLC in the unlikely event a leak occurs.
What happens if the roof system leaks during the term of the Warranty?
In the unlikely event a water leak occurs, the building owner should always notify Roofing Warranty, LLC immediately. If the roof system was properly installed and the leak occurs during the first 24 months of the warranty period, (or is extended by successive 24-month periods from the date of leaks reported within the relevant 24-month period), Roofing Warranty will coordinate with the installer who is responsible for repair of the roof in accordance with the terms of the Weathertight Warranty Agreement. If the leak occurs after the first 24 months or any successive 24-month extensions, but within the remaining warranty term, Roofing Warranty, LLC will coordinate repair in accordance with the terms of the Weathertight Warranty Agreement.
†All weathertight warranties are underwritten, issued and administered by Roofing Warranty, LLC. Weathertight warranties are issued solely to the original building owner purchasing products sold by Metal Alliance Supply, LLC and manufactured and installed by third party contractors that are part of the Metal Alliance Certified Manufacturer and Installer networks. Metal Alliance Supply, LLC does not offer, sell, underwrite or participate in any weathertight warranties sold by Roofing Warranty, LLC. For full warranty details, including eligibility and exclusions, contact Roofing Warranty, LLC or Metal Alliance. Weathertight warranty availability is subject to change without notice at any time.