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Replacement Windows and Warranties

Like most other big purchases these days, replacement windows in Tustin, CA usually come with warranties. But what is a warranty, and why would it help you with your replacement windows? A warranty is a guarantee from the manufacturer or service provider that, if the product falls short of a certain standard, you as a customer have the right to seek out replacement or repair at no cost.   

Replacement windows can be pretty expensive, so it’s crucial that you protect your investment. You never know what can happen with replacement windows, from poor installation to normal wear and tear. A warranty is the only way to ensure that the company will fix any problems that arise.   

However, not all warranties are the same. It’s vital that you get all the warranty information when shopping for replacement windows in order to make sure you’re getting a good deal. Some warranties are for the duration of the window’s life, while some only last for 10 years. Many window warranties only cover window hardware, while others protect the entire window.   

With all these differences, it’s crucial that you not only read all the fine print, but also ask your window dealer or manufacturer plenty of questions. The more information you get up front, the more prepared you will be if problems arise in the future. As your window contractor or supplier warranty questions like:  

  • How long is the warranty valid for?  
  • Does the warranty cover all parts of the replacement window?  
  • Does the warranty cover labor costs?   
  • Is it a full or limited warranty?  
  • How quickly will the company respond in the event of a problem?   
  • Is the warranty transferrable?   
  • Are there any exclusions?   

If any of the answers are particularly surprising, or your vendor offers you a better deal, be sure to get it in writing. The law does not honor verbal answers or warranties. Also, if it feels uncomfortable to be so thorough with your window contractor, then maybe you might not be working with the right business. A trustworthy contractor should be understanding of your concerns, and supportive of your wish for a good warranty.   

With so many warranties and windows out there, it can be feel overwhelming. However, it really doesn’t matter what’s included in your warranty, as long as it meets your personal standards and expectations. You need to be very clear on what is and what’s not in your replacement window warranty so you’re not caught off guard if any issues arise.     

Looking to learn more about replacement windows and warranties? Cunningham Doors & Windows can help. We offer a range of Tustin, CA replacement window services, and have years of experience at our disposal. You can visit our showroom at 1940 E Edinger Ave Santa Ana, CA 92705 to see windows or meet with us in person. You can also give us a call at (714) 258-2500 for more information, or to schedule a consultation.  

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