Knowing What Your Warranty Covers

One of the worst things that could happen is having a product break down, calling the company only to find out your warranty just expired or it doesn’t cover the repairs needed. Any home improvement project is an investment into your home and it’s always important to make sure that your investments are protected. A good coverage warranty is one of the ways you can make sure your home improvement projects are protected.

Before considering a company or contractor for your home improvement project, whether it’s roofing, window replacement, siding or even a bathroom remodeling you want to find out what’s included in the warranty, how long it is for and what it covers. Ask for the manufacturer’s warranty as well as the service warranty to compare with other companies before making a decision.

For this blog post we’ll focus specifically on warranties for window replacement, the majority of the information can be applied to other home improvement projects as well. The average warranty is usually a “Limited life time warranty” as most windows tend to be replaced every seven years. However most of those limited life-time warranties are not transferable to new home owners and they usually don’t cover normal wear and tear repairs. Basically “you used it, we’re not responsible for it.” This is unrealistic of course, which is why Peoples Products offers free inspections after the installation at the 1 year, 5 year and 10 year marks. We’re committed to your satisfaction and we want to make sure your product is working just as we assured you it will.

You’ve found a decent company with a warranty with good coverage, now what? Now you want to ask what happens if the company goes out of business. Most big companies stay in business for a long time but don’t necessarily have the best warranty options. A mid-sized or small local company might have the best warranty policies but what happens when you sell your house or when the company goes out of the business? Sometimes that means it is no longer covered, but some warranties, like ours, are transferable so the new homeowner is covered for the windows as well.

You’ve done your research, you’ve found the right warranty for your window replacement (or home improvement project). Not sure what else is next? Check out our previous blog about “Things to Consider When Getting your Windows Replaced.”

Your home improvement project is an investment, always be sure to read the warranties and protect your investments.


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