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Understanding Window and Door Warranties

When shopping for windows and doors, features and design are important. But don’t neglect to consider the warranties. Windows and doors should be backed with robust warranties. After all, the manufacturers should stand behind the quality and longevity of their products. And for homeowners, a good warranty can be very valuable in helping them maintain costs if something isn’t working quite right.

What Are Windows and Doors Warranties?

What is a warranty to begin with? It’s an agreement from the manufacturer or window installation service to the purchaser, indicating the terms under which they will fix or replace the product.

Because windows and doors can represent quite a significant investment, a good warranty can go a long way, keeping you from having to cover the total cost of repairs.

Doors and Windows Warranty Coverage

When comparing warranties, make sure you know what they cover.

Firstly, you should confirm whether the windows and doors you’re thinking about come with a warranty at all. You may be surprised to learn that some products don’t. You will also need to consider the length of the warranty and what it covers.

And don’t forget about a warranty on the installation – a great product needs quality installation for top-notch performance. With an installation warranty, you can rest assured that you can reach back to your windows and doors company for these issues, free of charge.

A Basic vs. Enhanced Doors and Windows Warranty

Now that you have a better understanding of warranties on windows and doors, what should you be looking for? What’s considered standard and what’s extra?

Reputable door and window brands will have a warranty on their paint finish. Some manufacturers offer a 5-year warranty, but ten is considered ideal and what you should look for.

Likewise, aim for brands that offer a lifetime warranty on parts. For the product’s lifetime, the manufacturer should provide you with replacement hinges, handles, and the like, for no charge.

The glass is a fundamental component of a window (or door), and you should look for coverage from a lifetime warranty, although some brands cover a much shorter period, such as 2 or 5 years. In the case of a seal failure, where you can see fog or condensation in between the panes, the manufacturer should provide you with replacement glass to resolve this defect.

Keep in mind, though, most warranties will cover the parts or supplies required to fix your window or door, but you will need to pay a service fee for the repair itself.

As for installation, 5-year coverage is considered standard on labour, with a 2-year warranty on the caulking. Torwin offers the above, as well as an extra two-year warranty on hardware installation (e.g., your front door lock). You can contact us directly for a fix if something malfunctions during this time.

Are you considering replacing your windows and doors? At Torwin, we carry products that meet or exceed the industry standard for warranty coverage, and we offer our own enhanced warranty coverage on installation and labour services. If you’re looking for windows and doors that you don’t have to worry about, let us introduce you to our top-of-the-line products, backed by dependable warranties that will give you peace of mind.


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