Window Warranty Comparison
Window Warranty: What Do I Look For?
Product warranties are used to protect consumers from potential repair or replacement costs in the case a product malfunctions or breaks while still covered by a warranty. It will protect your wallet from expensive repairs or replacements.
5 Things to Ask About Warranties
Two window warranties are never the same. There can be similarities from company to company, but coverage may vary depending on the product and the material. This is why you need to ask the window company these questions:
1. How long does the warranty last and what parts are covered?
Every window has a different warranty period – even if the windows are built by the same company. For instance, vinyl windows can have a limited lifetime warranty, while wood windows are often covered for up to 10 years for non-glass parts. And the glass itself for up to 20 years.
2. Do you include an installation warranty?
Even the best window can be as good as the installation. A quality window replacement company will guarantee their work, not just the window. For instance, it may cover installation-related problems for up to 10 years. In these cases, it’s usual to offer free coverage for the product, work, and installation-related issues for the first two years. After that, the company can charge a nominal service fee for the rest of the warranty period if any service is needed.
3. Does the installation warranty cost extra, or does it come standard with the price?
Choose a replacement company that offers warranty coverage that comes standard as an added bonus.
4. If I install the windows myself, does the warranty still apply?
In most, the warranty should still apply as long as you follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions. However, you don’t get the installation warranty if you install the window yourself.
5. Can I transfer the warranty if I sell my house?
Some companies offer a transferable warranty, with little or no extra paperwork to complete. It’s important because it can provide additional value when you decide to sell your home.
Here At 1-800-HANSONS, we offer you LIMITED TRANSFERABLE LIFETIME PRODUCT and workmanship GUARANTEE.
THIS GUARANTEE IS available for inspection before signing of the SALES AGREEMENT. Here’s what you get:
1-800-HANSONS guarantees to you, the original purchaser, that the products and components thereof provided by 1-800-HANSONS will be free of manufacturing defects for as long as you own and reside at the premises.
1-800-HANSONS guarantees to you, the original buyer, that the installation work performed by us will be free of defects due to workmanship for as long as you own and reside at the premises.
Glass Breakage Guarantee
1-800-HANSONS guarantees to you, the original purchaser, that if a panel of glass in a window would be accidentally broken, we will replace and install a new panel at no charge.
Screen Mesh Breakage Guarantee
1-800-HANSONS guarantees to you, the original purchaser that should the screen mesh on a window screen be accidentally broken, we will replace and install the screen mesh at no charge.
Transfer of The Guarantee:
The guarantee is transferable one time to a subsequent purchaser of the home.