Getting new doors and windows may not cost as much as getting a new roof or a fresh layer of siding, but you’d still want to make sure you’re getting the most value out of them. If you get a high-end door and something went wrong with it sooner than you expected, you wouldn’t want to have to pay extra, considering you were paying for something that should’ve functioned better.
Keeping Yourself Covered With Warranties
To avoid having to pay extra for unexpected early repairs, you should narrow your list down to door and window options that are covered by warranties. In case something does go wrong with your new doors and windows, the company should be able to replace them or waive the repair costs. Never pick a door or window that doesn’t have a warranty regardless of its initial cost. You might risk spending a lot more than if you spent for a high-end alternative in the long run.
Different Options, Different Warranties
You have to do more than just pick doors or replacement windows covered by a warranty. Some options have warranties that only cover manufacturer defects with the product’s quality while others provide coverage for both the product and the workmanship. For example, our Renewal by Andersen® doors and windows are protected by a 20-year warranty for the Fibrex® material and glass, a 10-year warranty on the hardware and frame, and a 2-year warranty for installation.
How Much Can You Save?
Some people dismiss warranties as a reason for contractors to raise their prices, but that is not the case. While doors and windows with stronger warranties are priced slightly higher, the added cost for warranty coverage will still be nothing compared to the number of expensive repairs and replacements that you might have to spend on in case problems show up sooner than you expected.
Companies and Warranties
What many people don’t realize about warranties is that they can also be used to gauge a roofing contractor’s level of professionalism. A window company who takes pride in its work is more willing to put its reputation on the line and offer stronger warranties. They know that their products will last long and that the installation was done properly, and most importantly, they will ensure customer satisfaction.
What’s in It for You?
Don’t take any chances and get options with strong warranties. Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis serves clients in Chesterfield, MO, and other areas in Missouri. Just call us at (314) 983-9977, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.