When you buy a product that includes a lifetime warranty, you probably assume that it will be warranted against defects for your lifetime, or at least the lifetime of the manufacturer. Sadly, this isn’t the case with many lifetime warranties, including those offered by multiple window companies. The trouble is “lifetime” has no uniform legal description, although some states have attempted to establish minimum requirements. In the case of California, a lifetime warranty has a minimum three-year requirement. You read that correctly: three years.
Why ‘Lifetime’ Rarely Means Lifetime
Surprisingly, there is no federal law or regulation that establishes what “lifetime” means. Lifetime warranties can be different from – and less than – what you expect. “Lifetime” might mean the life of the original owner, how long the installer is in business, or the customary life of the product – it’s all in the fine print. A manufacturer is free to limit a lifetime warranty or guarantee as long as it conspicuously discloses what “lifetime” means. In short, “lifetime” can mean any amount of time the manufacturer chooses.
How the Renewal by Andersen® Warranty is Different
The terms of a Renewal by Andersen® 20-2-10 warranty are clear and unambiguous. All Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows and doors are warranted under a fully transferable limited warranty covering parts, labor and original installation services by an authorized installer.
- Twenty (20) year limited warranty for glass
- Two (2) year limited warranty on installation
- Ten (10) year limited warranty for components other than glass (hardware, hinges, handles, etc.)
For more details about the Renewal by Andersen warranty, please visit our Warranty Information page.
Trust Our Proven Professionals
Remember, “lifetime warranty” rarely means a product is covered for the lifetime of the consumer. In the majority of cases, this phrase is little more than a casual marketing tool.
For replacement windows in Bethlehem and throughout the Lehigh Valley, trust the locally-owned and operated dealer of a company that has been innovating windows for more than 110 years: Renewal by Andersen® of Northeast PA. You can count on us to provide honest, trustworthy warranty coverage with no confusing terms or misleading fine print. Our commitment to our customers has earned us two prestigious Green Diamond Awards based on homeowner satisfaction ratings.
To learn more about our door and window products and services, contact Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA at (610) 355-4055 to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate. Let us show you the difference.