ROYAL MABATI FACTORY LIMITED WARRANTY
The Factory makes no representation or warranty of any kind, whatsoever, express or implied, and all warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and other warranties of whatever kind, are hereby expressly disclaimed by the Factory and excluded. Specific exclusions include any representation or warranty relating to colour, surface cracking, chipping or surface delaminating, defects or failure of other materials used as components of the roof or structure, installation not in accordance with Kenya Bureau of Standards at the time of installation, damage to the tile cause by roof traffic, , or foreign objects falling on the roof, ice build-up and damage to the tile or structure caused by corrosives, fire, hurricanes, hail, tornadoes, earthquakes or other acts of God.
Walking on or putting pressure on tiles can potentially cause damage. Our recommendation is to stay off your roof. If it becomes necessary to walk on the tiles, please take the following precautions to avoid roof damage and possible injury (provided however that such precautions are no guarantee against injury or accidental breakage of tiles).
1. Television antennas, cable dishes, air conditioners, evaporative coolers and decorations should be positioned so that installation and repairs can be made without walking on the roof tile. Secure a walkway of plywood, planks, walk-pads, etc. where roof traffic is necessary.
2. If it should become necessary to remove from your roof such objects as tree limbs, leaves or children’s toys, try using a rake, long stick, lasso or other tool.
3. If you must walk on the roof tile, wear soft-soled, non-slip shoes. Be careful, tiles can be slippery. Step only on the lower center area of the tiles. Roof tile must not be used as a staging area or work platform.
4. If inspection is desired or repair work is required, we recommend you contact the original roofing contractor. If unavailable, select another qualified licensed roofing contractor.
CARE OF YOUR ROOF
To ensure your roofing system is looking and functioning its best, we advise homeowners to have their gutters cleaned annually and have any branches or other debris on the roof removed promptly.
The slope of a roof, general weather conditions, surrounding tree and shade cover and wind and sun exposure are determining factors in the accumulation of dirt and mildew and vary significantly from home to home. Any residue on the roof may be cleaned from the ground by lightly hosing down the roof with a well-diluted nonabrasive liquid detergent and a long-poled soft bristle brush. Debris or other items on the roof may be removed from the ground by using a long rope or pole. We recommend that you hire a skilled professional for work that requires access to or traversing your roof.
§ The Factory products are manufactured using only the finest iron oxide colouring pigments. These pigments are classified as non-fading. Even though its colouring agents will not fade, the surface of roof tile will usually appear somewhat lighter after continuous exposure to the elements. This occurs due to efflorescence (see below) or surface oxidation, the same process that dulls all exposed surfaces that cannot be regularly washed and polished, like your automobile. Colour shading can also occur due to various pollutants and airborne particles. Fading or color changes may not be uniform if the surfaces are not equally exposed to the sun and elements.
§ Variations in sand, cement and colouring oxides may also cause texture and/or color shading during the manufacturing process. This variance is not detectable through standard quality control practices. It is the responsibility of the installing contractor to inspect, select and place roofing tile in a manner that will optimize the beauty of the roof.
§ Temporary light patterning may appear on darker tiles. This is caused by efflorescence and occurs naturally as seen on sidewalks and brick walls when alkaline deposits gravitate to a surface exposed to moisture. The surface of every roofing tile has been treated to minimize efflorescence. If it should occur on your roof, it will disappear completely after additional exposure to rain.
§ This warranty shall not extend to or cover damages resulting from improper packaging, shipping, storage, processing, handling or installation of roofing tiles.
§ This warranty does not warrant against and does not cover damages of any kind when due to any of the following causes: catastrophic weather events or other “Acts of God”; faulty or improper installation of the roofing tiles; faulty or improperly installed skylights; inadequate or improper venting or insulation; inadequate or absent vapour barrier; condensation, accidental or intentional damage; any alteration or change in design or function; ice damming; earthquake; fire; flood; lightning; hurricane force winds; impact of foreign objects; terrorism and/or other “Acts of War”; settlement of the building; failure of the building; failure of the structure (including, but not limited to, foundations and walls, chimneys, rafters or trusses and sheathing); preexisting roof irregularities such as uneven roof lines, dips or sagging; preexisting conditions, including but not limited to mould or other toxins; neglect and improper act, including, but not limited to: repairs, alterations or additions without the Factory’s approval; the use of high pressure washing systems; the use or installation of dissimilar metals including dissimilar metal fasteners; the installation of antennas, solar or hot water roofing systems or other items on the roof excluding those products and authorized applicators approved in advance by the Factory; exposure to harmful chemicals, gases or toxins; dirt or mildew accumulation; normal wear and tear, including minor scratches and dents and normal weathering of the roofing surface including minor color differences; change in building use; failures, leaks or consequential damages caused by application of the roofing tiles into building components; violation or contravention of the building code or other causes beyond the control of the Factory and are excluded from this Roof warranty.
§ The Factory shall not be liable for any injury or damage to the structure upon which the roofing tiles have been applied (including any property located therein), or to persons arising out of the use, intended use, installation or application of said products. This warranty specifically excludes any and all damages to persons or property which results from the passage of water through the body of the tile.
§ The Factory shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential, indirect, special, punitive or other damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages from loss of profits or revenues, loss of data, loss of time, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of any defect in the tiles covered by this warranty. All such damages and expenses are hereby excluded.
§ Under no circumstance shall the Factory be responsible for any general, special, compensatory, consequential or immaterial damages resulting from the failure of any product or any breach of the warranty.
§ This warranty is extended to the customer alone as the purchaser of the roofing tiles and is non-transferrable and non-assignable.
§ The Factory reserves the right to discontinue or make changes to its roofing products. In the event the products covered by this warranty are not available, it shall have the right to substitute the product that, in its sole discretion, is of equal quality or price.
§ This roof warranty shall not be modified or extended, and no one is authorized to change this warranty in any way or grant any other warranty. This is the only written warranty provided by the Factory. It reserves the right to cancel and/or modify this warranty without notice at any time; however, all fully paid warranties shall remain in force until their expiration.
§ This roof warranty is expressly in lieu of any guarantee and/or warranties, oral or written, express or implied except as are set forth herein, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.