Almost every product you purchase nowadays comes with some sort of warranty. These warranties, to one degree or another, give consumers some reassurance that if they purchase a faulty product, the manufacturer will make it right by either repairing or replacing the product.
If you’re like most people, you rarely read any of these warranties. We don’t blame you—they’re full of tiny print written by lawyers and often make little sense to the average consumer. After reading a warranty, you may be more confused about what protection it provides than you were before you read it.
If you plan on purchasing replacement windows for your home in Pleasanton, San Jose, or any of the surrounding areas, it’s important that you understand the basics of the warranty that comes with your windows. Replacement window warranties can vary quite a bit from one manufacturer to another.
What to Look for in a Replacement Window Warranty
If you plan on being in your home for a while, you should definitely look for replacement windows with a lifetime warranty. “Lifetime” in this case means as long as you own your home. Some windows come with a “double lifetime” warranty, which means you can pass along the warranty to the next owner of your home.
The best warranties will also include coverage for accidental glass breakage and will cover window screens and hardware. The labor to repair or replace faulty windows should be in the warranty as well. This is important because sometimes the labor costs can be just as much as, if not more than, the cost of the replacement parts.
How to Make Sure Your Coverage Remains Intact
Like all warranties, replacement window warranties have certain limitations, meaning there are things that they won’t cover, as well as things you can do as a homeowner to void your warranty. Improper installation is one of the most common ways to render your warranty void. That’s why it’s so important to purchase windows from a reputable Bay Area replacement window company like Custom Exchange that uses professional installation teams.
Another way to keep your warranty intact is to properly maintain your replacement windows. This means cleaning them according to the manufacturers instructions and keeping the drainage system clear of dirt and debris.
Work with a Bay Area Replacement Window Dealer
For many homeowners, the thought of dealing with a window manufacturer on a warranty issue is daunting. But when you work with a replacement window dealer like Custom Exchange, we can handle any warranty issues on your behalf. We can contact the manufacturer for you, get you the new parts you need, and install them for you, making your windows as good as new with very little effort required on your part.
If you’ve been considering replacement windows for your Pleasanton or San Jose area home, we’d love to talk to you. We can discuss the various options and help you understand the differences between replacement window products and their warranties. We’ll give you an honest assessment, and won’t try to upsell you on something you don’t want or need. Contact us today to get the process started!