Uptake of SIG Roofing’s ONE Warranty has reportedly more than doubled in the last 12 months, with the specialist roofing supplier putting this increase down to the roofing sector’s demand for “no strings attached” warranties.
The company says it recorded a 139% rise in 2017 compared to the previous year and believes that the clarity and transparency of ONE Warranty is the key reason for its appeal – there are no unexpected surprises hiding in the small print, such as additional clauses or premiums for some materials or products.
The company believes that the growth in the usage of ONE Warranty reflects its commitment to providing robust choice and variety for everyone in the supply chain, including architects, developers, contractors and property owners.
Steve Pearson, Procurement Director, is delighted at the year-on-year increase in uptake of ONE Warranty, as he says it highlights the pivotal role that SIG Roofing is able to play in supporting the roofing sector by giving genuine peace of mind about the quality and performance of all the materials used on a roofing project.
“We are well aware that the roofing sector does have a choice of warranty schemes, however the growth in the usage of ONE Warranty reflects the fact that it covers the widest range of pitched roof coverings from the UK’s leading manufacturers – and there are no strings attached,” explained Steve.
“There is no hidden agenda; we just wanted to provide a warranty that is easy to understand and even easier to use and covers pitched roof product performance for 15 years in a single warranty to cover all of the key elements of a roof.”
The materials that ONE Warranty covers include:
- Slate – SIGA Natural Slate, SIGA Heritage Reclaimed Reproduction Slate and Welsh Slate
- Clay – SIGnature Clay Tiles, Sandtoft and Marley Eternit
- Reproduction Stone – SIGA Heritage Reproduction Stone
- Concrete – Marley Eternit, Sandtoft and Russell Roof Tiles
- Fibre Cement Slate – Marley Eternit
SIG Roofing says that as the names suggests, there is one warranty for the roof, one supplier for goods and warranty, one warranty registration process and one contact to process a claim.
Steve added: “When it was launched, there was a feeling that it would ideally appeal to smaller contractors; however, the uptake has been right across the board. Customer feedback suggests that end-decision makers on large are requesting warranty documentation as part of the project specification. Most recently, two very large social housing projects stipulated ONE warranty for the roofing contract, and we were able to help the contractor through the very simple process required to provide warranty documentation that covers all the materials used in the project.”
Steve explained that the success of ONE Warranty is down to the fact that there’s no downside: “Architects, developers, contractors and even property owners can recommend the right materials for the job, and they will invariably be covered by ONE Warranty.
“The level of flexibility and freedom to use such a broad range of different products is unparalleled, including, for example, concrete, clay, reproduction stone, and natural or fibre cement slate. The owners of buildings can use whatever materials they like to create something stunning with the added peace of mind that the roof is covered for 15 years.”
For more information, visit www.sigroofing.co.uk/onewarranty