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A Guide to Understanding Replacement Window Warranties

Product warranties are designed to shield customers from costly repair or replacement charges if a product malfunctions or breaks before the end of their service life. When it comes to keeping your wallet safe from costly window repairs or replacements, a window guarantee is a great way to go. 

Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta, windows installation professionals, has put together a quick guide to help you better understand window warranties.

Why Are Warranties Important?

A warranty is a commitment from a service provider that their product or service will meet a specified level. You have the right to ask for repairs or a replacement if the goods or service does not meet that level. A warranty is vital because it ensures that if an issue arises, the manufacturer, supplier or contractor will repair, replace or correct the problem if it is caused by the service or workmanship.

What is Typically Warrantied in my Windows?

The extent of your coverage will differ depending on the manufacturer. A Limited Lifetime Warranty, on the other hand, will often cover the following:

  • Window Materials – Window materials are frequently guaranteed to last a certain period of time without deterioration or wear and tear. If the double-hung windows materials are damaged within the warranty term, the damage is usually covered. 

  • Defects – such as color differences, are frequently covered under warranties.

  • Hardware – Within the warranty period, malfunctioning or broken hardware is frequently repaired or replaced.

  • Energy-Saving Glass – Inert gases are used inside the windows and are meant to last for many years. Argon and krypton gas will naturally leak from the glass at a rate of less than 1% each year. If, on the other hand, the gas depletes at a considerably faster rate, the warranty may cover it.

  • Obstruction of Vision – When dust or moisture in the dead air gap accumulates, it can cause obstruction of vision. If you notice a blockage in your vision, contact the manufacturer to see if a replacement or repair is available.

  • Installation – Contractor error may be covered under warranty if competent installation is performed. Keep in mind, however, that attempting to install replacement windows yourself could void your warranty.

  • Custom Upgrades – Updates on windows such as unique glass designs, etched glass or grids may be covered under warranty.

  • Glass Breakage – Up to a specified monetary value, certain window warranties will cover accidental glass breakage.

In reality, there is a minimal chance that the material of the windows will fail. Casement windows issues are most often caused by a mistake during the installation process. Working with a dependable and reputed contractor can make a huge difference in your whole experience.

As your best expert for windows installation, Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta always gets the job done right. Get in touch with us today at (404) 737-6934 or fill out our online appointment form! We serve customers in and around Atlanta.


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