After you’ve had replacement windows in Elkhart, IN installed in your home, you shouldn’t have to worry about replacing them again for a long time. That’s partly because most of the windows on the market today are very durable. They’re designed to last for at least 20 or 25 years in most cases with many lasting much longer than that. But you also shouldn’t have to worry about replacing windows again for a long time because of the warranties that most windows come with these days.
Most window manufacturers are more than happy to stand behind the replacement windows that they provide for homeowners. They give those who buy them warranties and promise to come out and fix or replace windows if there is ever a problem with them. But you do want to be careful not to void the warranty on your windows for as long as you have them. Here are some ways you can steer clear of voiding your window warranty.
Forget about trying to install them yourself.
There are some homeowners who try to save a few bucks when doing Elkhart, IN window installation by DIYing their installation project. They spend a couple hours on YouTube learning the techniques for installing windows and then attempt to put their windows in themselves. This almost never works out. If you make one tiny mistake, it could compromise your brand-new windows. It could also cause you to void your window warranty before your new windows are even done being installed.
Don’t bring an inexperienced installer on board to install them, either.
While you shouldn’t ever attempt to install replacement windows on your own, you also shouldn’t trust just anyone to put them in. If you hire a regular old handyman to do the job, a window manufacturer will often treat it no differently than if you had tried to install your windows yourself. To keep your window warranty intact, you must hire a licensed window installation company to do your installation for you.
Take good care of your windows over time.
From the moment your new windows are installed, you’ll be in charge of maintaining and cleaning them. If you allow them to gather dust and don’t make an effort to keep them in the best shape possible, a window manufacturer might not honor your window warranty if you ever have problems with your windows. Find out how to care for your specific type of windows and establish a window-cleaning routine right away.
Call your window manufacturer at the first sign of trouble with your windows.
Does it appear as though there is something wrong with one of the windows in your home? Rather than ignoring the problem and allowing it to get even worse, touch base with your window manufacturer about it. They’ll let you know if the problem is covered by your warranty and arrange to have someone come look at your windows right away.
Key Exteriors, Inc. will make sure your window warranty stays intact when you call on us for Elkhart, IN window replacement. Reach out to us at (260) 492-8062 today to arrange to have a window consultation or take a trip down to 821 W Coliseum Blvd #1, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 to learn about the warranties that come with our replacement windows.