Does rectification cover all material and labour costs and is this applicable for the full term of the guarantee?
Some guarantees limit the value of any repair to a proportion of the original invoice value of the pre-finished steel product (not the system). In some cases, this value diminises over time.
Confidex® offers full remedial action in the unlikely event of coating failure.
Is the performance location dependent?
There can be a distinction between inland and coastal locations, and some suppliers may use further distinctions, including industrial or marine locations, reducing the performance figure. Also, the coastal definition may apply to a broader area up to 3km.
Confidex® defines coastal as buildings within 1km of the sea.
What roof pitch is covered?
Higher roof pitches drain more easily and notall guarantees cover pitches below 6°.
Confidex® covers roof pitches down to 1°.
Is the guarantee valid and without mandatory recorded maintenance?
Some guarantees have very rigid invalidatory clauses regarding proof of annual maintenance.
Confidex® does not specify mandatory annual maintenance inspections.
Are cut-edges covered?
Deterioration in any pre-finished steel product will normally start at the edge. Some guarantees offer only 10 years of cover for the edge, while others exclude it altogether.
Confidex® covers cut edges throughout the full term of the guarantee.
Is the guarantee transferable?
The ownership of a building can change. There are still some guarantees that cannot be transferred to the new owner.
Confidex® is fully transferable by completing a simple form.
Does the orientation of the elevations affect the duration of the guarantee period?
Some guarantees have a reduced headline figure, based upon the building orientation e.g. north and south elevations.
Confidex® is not orientation dependent.