great window replacement question is, How long will
my warranty cover my windows? Most companies will
say, a lifetime, which is a very ambiguous term.
When considering warranty issues, there are many components
you need to consider.
the replacement window company backing the warranty or is
the window manufacturer backing the warranty?
lifetime mean the lifetime of the window, the
lifetime of your home, or the lifetime of how long you live
in the home? Does the warranty cover the actual window as
well as the installation of the window?
If a warranty issue arises, is your window warranty pro-rated?
there a cost to service the window if a warranty issue
you sell your home, is the warranty transferable? If so,
is there a cost for this?
the glass accidentally breaks on your window, is this
covered by the warranty?
the window company have a full-time service technician
in case of a warranty issue?
are only some of the questions that you should be asking
a window company when they claim to have a lifetime warranty.
A simple tool you can use to ensure that the warranty is
as good as the company claims is: Ask for references. Not
for references of how well the company did when installing
your windows but how well the company performed when asked
to cover a warranty-related issue.