The thought of buying a high-dollar item can induce some anxiety in budget-conscious shoppers. They wonder what will happen if it turns out to be a waste of money because it breaks or doesn’t perform as promised? Whether you are talking about a new car, an appliance, or a power tool, you want to make sure your purchase is protected. That’s where manufacturers’ warranties come in. Warranties cover the products you purchase in case of manufacturing defects for a period of time. That period of time can be anywhere from a few months to a lifetime.
When it comes to purchasing replacement windows for your San Diego home, the cost of the windows can be in the thousands—even in the tens of thousands, depending on how many window you have replaced and the quality of those windows. When you’re spending that much money on something, you want to make sure your purchase is protected in case of defects. Most replacement windows come with some sort of warranty. Typical coverage periods can range from five years to a lifetime. That’s obviously a large range. If you plan on staying in your home for a considerable amount of time, you will want to look for windows that come with a lifetime warranty. Fortunately, there are a lot of options available. Many of the top brands of replacement windows come with a lifetime warranty that covers defective products.
But here’s what you won’t know unless you read the fine print in these warranties (something that very few people actually do): if a problem occurs with your windows that is the result of an installation error, your windows are no longer covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. In other words, your warranty is basically null and void if it is determined that your windows were not properly installed.
So how do you protect your investment in your new windows? First of all, you want to hire a reputable company to install your windows. Look for San Diego window companies that have their own team of highly trained installation experts, as opposed to general construction companies, or companies that sell windows and then outsource the installation to subcontractors. Window installation is a specialized skill. You want to make sure that the people installing your windows have received proper training and also have a good amount of experience in the process.
Second, you want to look for a company that guarantees their work. This can be hard to find, since not a lot of companies offer this type of guarantee. One San Diego replacement window company that does is BM Windows. They provide a lifetime guarantee on their window installation work, and also only sell windows that come with a lifetime guarantee from the manufacturer. This means that when you buy replacement windows from BM Windows, your windows are fully covered for a lifetime! Even if you have an issue 20 years from now, you can call up BM Windows and they will help you resolve the issue. If the window can’t be repaired, they will replace it at no cost to you!
Homeowners who want to be wise with their home improvement dollars should definitely take warranties into account. The warranties that come with your purchase can be the difference between getting a window repaired or replaced for free or being on the hook for the entire cost of the repair or replacement.