If you’re getting new casement, picture or double hung windows for your home, you must pay close attention to the warranty. With a strong warranty, you can rest assured knowing that your investment remains protected for years. Also, the coverage of windows often says a lot about the quality of the products and the installer’s workmanship.
Keep on reading to get tips on how to assess replacement window warranties.
Determine the Length
Before signing a contract, make sure that you know the length of your warranty coverage. Some of the most common warranty lengths include 10, 15 and 20 years. How long your warranty lasts can also depend on the product type. For instance, coverage for a roof can be significantly different from that of a window.
Is Your Warranty Transferable?
You want to know if your window replacement warranty is transferable, especially if you are considering selling your home in the future. Having a transferable warranty can add to your property’s value and attract more potential buyers.
Does It Cover Installation?
Keep in mind that some window companies don’t cover workmanship. A reputable window contractor would offer a comprehensive warranty on labor. It’s a good idea to know if your contractor requires you to pay a service fee to have certain products repaired or replaced. Workmanship warranty typically includes service call and diagnosis charges, coverage to install components given under the manufacturer’s warranty and problems related to faulty installation.
What Does the Product Warranty Cover?
Generally, product warranties cover manufacturing defects, but not damage due to abuse, acts of God and poor maintenance. Typical examples of manufacturer defects include defective hardware, warping and glass seal failure in an insulated glass unit (IGU).
At Renewal by Andersen® of San Diego, we only install high-quality replacement windows backed with comprehensive warranties. We offer energy-efficient double-hung, picture and casement windows. Call us at (858) 935-8451, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in San Diego, CA.