A major part of getting quality replacement is ensuring the windows you buy will last through a long time. This is where window warranties come in, so in this blog we decided to inform you about everything you need to know about window warranty.
What is Lifetime Warranty?
Most windows sold in California today come with what’s known as a lifetime warranty. But what does that actually mean, contrary to what most people think, a lifetime warranty covers a product for its expected lifetime, and has nothing to do with your life as a homeowner. Most vinyl windows have an expected lifetime of around 25 – 30 years, so you should look for a warranty that is close to that length. Some manufacturers offer double lifetime warranty. That means your windows will be covered for as long as you own the house and the warranty may be transferred once to the next homeowner should you decide to sell it.
What does warranty cover?
So what should be covered under a good warranty? Most warranties are broken down into three parts. Your windows should have a warranty on all vinyl extrusions, a warranty on the insulated glass units and a warranty on any of the labor related to the installation of the window. It is common to see warranties of 20 to 30 years on vinyl extrusion and insulated glass units. Sealed unit warranty should also cover any pressure cracks, gas field loss and falling or damaged grilles. It usually does not cover any acts of nature or human damage. However, there are manufacturers that will cover accidental glass damage, screen frames (not the mesh), exterior vinyl coatings and even freight costs and labor.
When it comes to labor warranty depending on the company a window and door installation warranty is usually between five and ten years. At A Perfect View Construction stand behind our work and the products that we sell, so we offer a full lifetime warranty. A Perfect View Construction guarantees to the original purchaser that products installed in a single family home or a multi-family home unit by A Perfect View Construction will be free of defective workmanship for a lifetime from the original installation date. If the determination has been made that the defect or concern is attributable to our workmanship, A Perfect View Construction will repair the defective installation or materials. Read more about our warranty HERE.
Check Review Sites before Buying
Keep in mind all warranties do look good on paper, but not all of them are very good in practice. So be sure to do some research into the company that you’re considering getting quotes from. With bigger window companies customers often complain that even if the company honors the warranty, it can take months to get a service technician to come out and inspect the problem.
Be sure to do research on all companies you’re considering getting quotes from online. Review sites like the Better Business Bureau, Yelp, Facebook and Google are great for seeing whether the company that you’re considering does their best to resolve any warranty problems that may come up with their clients.
We hope this helped inform you of everything you need to know about window warranty! We are proud to say that A Perfect View Construction is a five star company. Please read our Yelp, Google and Facebook to find out what our customers are saying.