training of installer for warranty

Guest User
1/10/2012
I am looking at hiring a contractor to install a metal roof over an older asphalt roof. The guy I have been talking to tells me that there is “NO” special training required to install a metal roof and the warranty will not be effected. Is this true? I posed back to him that means I can walk down the street and hire the 7th person I see that is wearing blue socks and have a stranger install my $18,000 roof and the manufactures warranty will still be valid for the next 50 years. What training is required to install a metal roof to keep the manufactures warranty valid?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
1/10/2012
Good questions. Few manufacturers tie their warranties to installation, because they do not warrant the installation. However, while installation is not rocket science, I disagree that someone with no experience would always be able to do it. It has a lot to do with roof complexity. I always suggest installers that either have several years' experience (plus going to see their work) or those who have been through manufacturer training classes.
Info @windowsonwashington.net
An informed customer is our best customer.
1/12/2012
+1 to Todd's advice.

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