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Understanding Your Replacement Windows Warranty

For some homeowners, a window replacement may not be the most costly home remodeling project. However, it can still be an important investment. For this reason, you might want to consider getting a solid warranty to ensure your windows installation goes seamlessly.

 Replacement Windows Warranty

Before the work begins, make sure that you understand how your replacement window warranty works.

Length of Warranty Coverage

When it comes to the length of your warranty, there are three types you should know about: lifetime warranties, limited lifetime warranties and timeframe warranties. Lifetime warranties can cover your windows as long as they are subject to wear and tear. Meanwhile, limited lifetime warranties cover specific defect types and may not include the cost of labor to fix the issue. As for time frame warranties, they usually expire after a set number of years. 

Additionally, the length of your warranty will often vary for different components of the window. As such, you have to read your contract carefully and understand the exact coverage time for each window component. 

Components Covered by Warranty 

The components covered by your warranty may vary as well, but the following are generally expected to be covered under the limited lifetime warranty. Window materials that have been damaged within the designated time frame can be covered under warranty. One example of window material coverage is vinyl extrusions in your window frame.

Malfunctioning hardware can also be repaired or replaced under the warranty as long as it falls within the period. If you have energy-efficient windows, they can also be covered by your warranty. Inert gases are designed to last many years inside of your windows, but there are some cases wherein they can deplete at a much faster rate. 

When replacing your windows, you should hire professional window installers. This is because you might void your warranty should you attempt to install replacement windows on your own. If your new windows include upgrades, such as custom glass designs, etched glass or grids, any defects found in these products can also be covered by your warranty.

Transferable Warranty

If you sell or move out of your house before your warranty expires, you should ask your insurer about the transfer of the warranty. There are instances wherein the warranty will be void, but transferable warranties may allow you to pass on the warranty to the next owner of your house. It’s also important to note that investing in a transferable warranty can add value to your home if you plan to sell it. 

For more inquiries regarding your windows, get in touch with the window experts in Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis. We can assist you in any of your window needs, from sliding to casement windows. Call us today at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We also offer services in St. Charles, MO.

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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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