Warranties are an important part of any big investment, including new windows. With a strong warranty, you can have peace of mind that your investment is well protected. However, some window manufacturing companies deliberately remove important coverage from your warranty, so it’s important to give the document a thorough read before closing the deal.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Austin discusses the things you should always look for in your window replacement warranty.
Installation warranties can vary from one dealer to the next. For instance, one company may offer the coverage for a year, while some may offer it for 10 years or even a lifetime. Since most issues will rear their ugly heads a year or two post installation, you should always choose company with a warranty that ranges from at least five to 10 years. That way, your custom or sliding windows can be repaired without any cost to you.
The product warranty of your new window is typically provided by the manufacturer and includes coverage for manufacturer defects. This warranty usually won’t cover issues such as damage from abuse or failure to maintain. It simply provides replacement parts in the event that a component in the window fails due to a fault in the manufacturing process. Make sure that your product warranty is transferable in the event that you plan to sell your home. The proration is another component of the warranty that you should look out for as some manufacturers start to decrease the coverage after the first 10 years of the warranty.
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