In addition to homeowners insurance policies, many homeowners across Wisconsin and Minnesota choose to sign up for home warranty policies to protect their investment. A home warranty can protect the appliances and other features within your home in case you should experience a need for repair. It typically covers the costs of any damage that meets certain conditions outlined in the warranty text. If your home is under warranty, you may have questions about how this warranty works.


At the same time, many of the systems within your home may be individually covered by warranties. In this post, our window installation pros at The Window Store will break down how warranties work and how they impact your home’s windows.


Understanding What Your Warranty Covers

One of the most important things you can do as a homeowner is to take time out to understand how each of your warranties works. A good contractor will make sure they have discussed the main points of the warranty with you during the construction or installation phase.


But you should also review the warranty yourself and make sure you understand it. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions that arise during the process. And finally, be sure to keep all of your warranty information in a safe place so you can access it when you have the need. Many homeowners are choosing to keep track of their warranty information digitally so they can access it under any circumstances.


The Main Types of Warranties

There is more than one type of warranty available for most contracting projects, so it’s a good idea to understand which yours is and how it works. Additionally, some contractors will offer more than one warranty option with varying degrees of coverage.


These are the two main types of warranty:


1.      Contractors’ Warranty

This type of warranty is a guarantee of the contractors’ work. This means that no matter what the materials are, the contractor will cover both the construction and labor on a home and build it in accordance with industry standards.


2.      Manufacturer’s Warranty

Many home products from windows to siding come with a manufacturer’s warranty that guarantees the quality and performance of the product and materials. Depending on the home improvement project, your home may have several different manufacturer’s warranties.


Home Warranties and Window Replacement

If you have a homeowner’s extended warranty, you need to be sure about exactly what your warranty covers and whether any window renovations during that time will impact it. Speak with your original contractor or warranty company and go over the improvements you plan to make. Generally, most quality work will be protected under that warranty if your contractors are licensed and certified, but it’s good to be certain first. Be sure to avoid using contractors who don’t carry the right licensure.


Contact our Minnesota and Wisconsin Window Replacement Team

If you’re in need of a licensed contractor to handle your window replacement, our team of professional window contractors is here to help. We offer warranties on all of our products and are happy to go over them with you at the time of your window replacement.


To discuss your warranty questions, give our experts a call at 612.353.5780. Or take a moment to fill out our form to get your free quote.