Are warranties written in foreign languages? It feels like it sometime. They definitely have their own lingo and terms you may not understand. When you get replacement windows in Long Beach, CA, they will come with a warranty of some kind or another. Understanding that warranty is important to you long term and upfront. You’ll want to know what the warranty includes or excludes in case you ever need it in the future. You’ll also want to know the terms upfront because you might choose one window over another because of the better warranty. Here are a few basic terms that will help you figure out the warranties on replacement windows.
When you hear that a window has a lifetime warranty on it, that sounds pretty good, right? But it doesn’t always mean the warranty is good for the rest of your life or the home’s life. Read the fine print because manufacturers will often state in there how long they expect the window’s lifespan to be. The warranty will be good for that amount of time. If the windows last longer than that, great, but they won’t be covered by the warranty any longer. These warranties cover you against manufacturer’s defects. If the window fails or breaks under normal operating conditions, you will get coverage.
There are lifetime warranties and then there are limited lifetime warranties. That means that the manufacturer will only cover certain things under the warranty. Most warranties will cover replacement parts, but not always the labor that is necessary to install the parts. There could also only be certain parts covered, so read any limited warranties with care to understand what’s covered and what might be left out. Keep in mind that every warranty only wards against manufacturer defects. If you break something on your own, you might not get coverage.
Once you are happy with the replacement windows you have chosen, and whatever warranty they come with, you will want to ensure that the installer has guarantees and warranties covering their work as well. The installation is just as important as the window you choose. WIthout proper installation, your windows won’t perform as promised. If you find any problems with the installation, and not the window, you need to be able to go back to the installer and have them come fix it and there shouldn’t be charges for that. Their guarantees will get you that coverage.
There are a lot of little details that go into getting Long Beach, CA replacement windows and warranties are one of them. They might seem like an afterthought to some, but if you need them, they are very important so don’t overlook their details. When you are ready to look over specifics, or have questions about warranties, contact the professionals at California Window & Solar by calling (949) 284-7483. We’re here to help with anything window-related. Stop by our showroom and show us your warranty at 2915 Red Hill Ave Ste B104 Costa Mesa, CA 92626.