Ask any home expert and he or she is likely to say that replacement windows are an excellent investment that adds value, safety and curb appeal to your home. However, choosing windows is more complicated than deciding on a style. It is also important to understand replacement window warranties.
The first thing you need to know is that a contractor isn’t required to provide you with a warranty by law. Most contractors offer them anyway, though, so be wary of anyone who doesn’t provide them for the windows you want. You’ll either want to choose a different brand or a new contractor to ensure you have the protection you need should something go wrong.
Replacement window warranties are not all-encompassing, so don’t expect them to cover every part or situation. While most warranties will cover the window panes, not all of them will provide new hardware or screens, so you’ll need to decide how important that is to you. You should also remember that warranties typically only cover errors on the company’s part. If you break something, you will probably need to pay for the repair.
Even if you find a warranty that covers all parts of your window, it may not cover the labor. Be sure to ask the company in advance so you know what to expect should you need to call for a repair. The cost of labor will depend on the time it takes to repair the problem.
Never assume your window comes with a lifetime warranty, especially since most windows aren’t meant to last more than 10 years or so. While some may provide a lifetime warranty, you can typically expect to be covered for anywhere between one and 10 years.
If you are ready to install your new windows, Zen Windows Nashville is ready to help. Contact us at 615-424-8102 to learn about our replacement window warranties