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Warranties on Vinyl Windows: What to Expect

If you know you want vinyl windows for your Plano, TX home, you are already walking along the right path. Vinyl windows can bring a lot of benefits to your home. They are energy efficient, long lasting, highly durable, and maintenance free. You will save money on utility bills and you’ll be able to pay yourself back for the investment if you ever sell the house.

But just because you want vinyl windows and you know it’s a good decision doesn’t mean you know what to do in terms of warranties. Windows aren’t something you deal with every day! It is important to know what your window’s warranty policy covers. Here are a few questions to ask your window installers to ensure you have all the information you need.

Do you offer a warranty on your windows?

Warranties are not mandatory and some companies do not include a warranty on the windows at all. If you are speaking with a contractor who does not offer a warranty, it might be better to find a new one. Businesses that believe in their vinyl windows stand behind them with warranties.

How long is the warranty valid?

The lifespan of the warranties will be different for various products based on the brand, manufacturer, and many other elements. Some warranties may be for a “lifetime,” which means they last forever. Others may only last for 5 or 10 years. Get specific about the lifespan of the warranty so there are no surprises later.

Does the warranty cover all of the parts?

Windows seem like simple items, but they actually have a complex system of moving parts that are included to make them operate properly. Manufacturer’s warranties may or may not cover glass, hardware, window screens and other items. You need to know what parts are covered and what aren’t. Ideally, everything is covered, but that is not always the case.

Will the warranty cover labor?

Warranties may or may not cover installation costs. Companies should properly install the vinyl windows into your home in the first place, which would mean you would be much less likely to need a part covered by warranties. If you do not have faith in the company you hire, find a different company.

Is it a full or limited warranty?

Not every window warranty is the same. If your vinyl windows have a full warranty, the manufacturer should replace parts within a set amount of time. Limited warranties are stricter and only apply to certain parts with specific defects. Limited options cover less and are much more specific.

If you have questions about warranties on the vinyl windows Plano, TX you are considering for your Plano, TX home, contact Foster Exteriors at 214—319—8400. We’re happy to go over every detail with you from start to finish until you have a firm grasp on the warranty that comes with the vinyl windows you want. Stop by and see us any time at 1350 N Buckner Blvd#216, Dallas, TX 75218!