Austin business owners seldom think about their commercial roofing until something goes wrong. However, if there is a leak, the roof suddenly becomes a top priority. In Austin, commercial roofing is subject to extreme conditions, from hot and dry to sudden rains. A leaky roof can mean damaged inventory, health code violations, or having to close up shop or even halt shipping for some time while the roofing is repaired. No business owner wants to go through such an ordeal.

One way to avoid these problems is to make sure that the roofing contractor uses quality materials that are under warrantly directly from the manufacturer. Manufacturers that stand behind their materials offer NDL or “No Dollar Limit” warranties. Not all commercial roofing contractors in Austin can offer NDL warranties to their customers because they either do not have Master Commercial status or they are unwilling to work with an on-site inspector for the duration of the project. This inspector is usually required by manufacturers who offer an NDL warranty because the manufacturer wants to make sure that if they have to honor the warranty in the future, it was because the materials were actually at fault and not because of flawed work on the site.

An NDL warranty on materials is beneficial for the commercial business owner in Austin because it means that repairs are not pro-rated while the roof is under warranty. Having an NDL warranty does not guarantee that a business owner will not have any roofing issues, but if a manufacturer is going to warranty materials with no dollar limit or depreciation value taken into consideration, it means that the materials are extremely reliable. In addition, if there is a problem, it can be repaired with very little expense to the owner. There are few things worse than roofing issues when you own a commercial business in Austin, but one of those would be having roofing problems that you cannot get fixed right away or that are going to cost a small fortune to repair.

If you are a business owner and you are considering Austin commercial roofing options, one thing to be sure to consider is whether or not the materials are warrantied against defects. Even if you are working with a contractor who guarantees the labor that is done, it is important to make sure that your contractor also works with companies that provide NDL warranties on their products and will supply your contractor with the materials and with the warranty. As an Austin business owner, you have much better things to be doing than continually contacting commercial roofers to come and check your roofing materials or workmanship because you have a leak. Get an NDL warranty so that you do not have to think about your commercial roof for a long time to come.

Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal has served Austin and surrounding communities for 40 years with professional Austin commercial roofing services, the finest quality products, superior customer service, and skilled craftsmanship. Contact Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal today for a free estimate or evaluation at 512.441.8437 or visit


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