Have you ever asked yourself why many companies prefer Edmonton vinyl windows ?It is because these Edmonton windows can last over twenty years if adequately installed.However, nothing lasts forever, and even the most durable windows sometimes fail due to environmental vagaries such as severe weather or also when misused.
Luckily, for homeowners, most of the windows that are sold in Edmonton come accompanied with a warranty. Unfortunately, companies sometimes may claim to have the best deal regarding warranties they offer, which in most cases turns to be opposite of their claims. It is just a competition strategy to make their windows more attractive.
Most homeowners don’t consider the warranties during the process of purchasing the windows, which may at a later date cost them in case the windows are found defective. Always consider the following essential things on warranties before you commit yourself to any windows company in Edmonton. Effective warranty should cover three critical aspects.
- Warranty on Vinyl Extrusions.
These are entire elements that make up a window. It is warranted a lifetime warranty which covers such things as discoloring, cracks, and warping. One thing you should note is that the way you handle vinyl components is entirely proportional to its lifetime. So careful handling of these elements is highly recommended.
- Warranty On Insulated Glass Units
The efficiency of Edmonton windows is ensured by the glass units. An insulated unit is made of two to three pieces of glass panes which are stacked together by a seal. To enhance the glass effectiveness, an inert gas is pumped in within the glass panes.
Though there are various reasons which can cause damage to the insulated glass, the most cause of breakage is pressure changes, and a warranty is usually given of between 15-20 years. Rarely will you see companies offer a lifetime warranty for insulated glass units.
- Warranty On Labour And Window Installation
Different Edmonton windows companies will differ on the time length they offer warranty for installation problems. Some agree to give five years while others will be good to give ten years warranty. However, companies will have different definitions of general labor warranty and additional labour.For example after four years a window unit may fail, in this case, you may be required to pay window replacement costs or re-installation costs because the company classifies it as additional labor.
- How To Recognize A Fake Window Warranty
Because most window companies may use warranties to make their windows look better than they are, it is advisable to begin on assessing the windows. Check whether they are rated as energy stars or are in compliance with the government windows regulation policies.
However, though companies may adhere to these rules, sometimes issues arise later in social media reviews. So it is advisable to go through company reviews and complaints online.