Bitumen Roof Guarantees

GUARANTEES WITHOUT COMPROMISE

The performance of SikaBit bituminous roof systems is covered by the industry’s most comprehensive guarantees – including cover against errors in specification or wind uplift calculations which could lead to compromised performance.


LONG TERM PERFORMANCE GUARANTEED

We provide functional, practical bituminous roofing systems with performance advantages throughout the lifecycle of the roof. Indeed, independent British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification confirms a life expectancy, in their opinion, ‘in excess of 30 years’ (refer to BBA certificates for details).


KEY BENEFITS OF SIKABIT GUARANTEES

WHOLE SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY

All SikaBit membranes, accessories and branded products have been thoroughly tested to ensure compatibility; this means that our guarantee covers all products invoiced by Sika, as well as SikaBit branded products, supplied by our branded product suppliers.

DESIGN COVER

Every SikaBit project has wind load calculations and detailed project specifications produced by our experienced Technical Services Department. This ensures the systems we specify are appropriate for the site location, and that our roofs remain secure throughout the guarantee period and beyond.

Design services include:

  • Standard Detailing
  • U-Value Calculations (for Sika Insulation)
  • Condensation Risk Analysis (for Sika Insulation)
  • Tapered Design (for Sika Insulation)
  • Drainage Calculations using Sika rainwater outlets can also be provided if required  

 

WORKMANSHIP

A comprehensive SikaBit guarantee will be issued in partnership with the SikaBit Contractor, covering the workmanship for the period of the guarantee and whilst the Contractor is trading. The SikaBit Contractor agrees to rectify issues relating to any workmanship defects by signing up to the ‘Sika Roofing Contractor Agreement’.

GUARANTEE TYPES

1) SIKABIT PRODUCT GUARANTEE

Also available is tThe SikaBit Product Guarantee which covers the waterproofing layers including SikaBit PRO membranes & underlay, S-Vap AVCL’s, adhesives, fasteners, accessories and all SikaBit products or branded products invoiced by Sika Limited. The logic behind our guarantees is simple – when you buy a car you expect the manufacturer to guarantee the components included in its construction.

2) SIKABIT EXTENDED PRODUCT GUARANTEE & INSTALLATION CERTIFICATE

Our unique SikaBit Extended Product Guarantee & Installation Certificate has been developed to provide single-point cover for all elements within the roof system from the top of the deck upwards, to remove the risk of potential disputes that can arise when individual component manufacturers’ guarantees are in operation. This integrated approach is made possible through unique partnership agreements with other major manufacturers in the construction industry.

Should the defect be due to a workmanship issue, the SikaBit Contractor agrees to return the roof to its watertight state. This level of guarantee also provides additional cover in the form of our “Installation Certificate”, which includes Inspection design cover for poor installation.  So if the Contractor is no longer trading, Sika Limited provide cover for defects in the workmanship by the SikaBit Contractor.