Having new siding installed on your private home is a beautiful way to revamp its look and increase its value. However, you should protect yourself by asking about warranties before the contractors start the work. Here’s some information about two types of warranty you might get on siding installation.
What does contractor siding warranty mean?
A siding warranty could refer to the product itself or the work the professional does on the product when installing it. The warranty on the work is usually referred to as the contractor warranty, which covers the contracting company’s installation and overall workmanship.
For example, you might be covered if your siding has a leak because the contractor didn’t install it correctly. The contractor might then have to visit your home and perform a reinstallation of certain parts.
What does manufacturer siding warranty mean?
A manufacturer’s warranty comes directly from the company that creates or manufactures the siding. It guarantees that the siding is of good quality and can last a certain amount of time.
It works the same way as a warranty on an electronic device, car, or another product type. Thus, you will be entitled to a replacement if something goes wrong with the siding before the specified warranty time. For example, you may be covered if your siding cracks before its time.
How long is a warranty good for?
The length of a manufacturer’s warranty depends on the preset timeframe the manufacturer sets for the product. Most manufacturers give at least a one-year warranty for anything they create; others may offer longer terms or even lifetime warranties.
How do you get a warranty?
Manufacturers typically offer warranties from the moment a customer purchases a product. You usually don’t have to ask for these warranties, as they are preset for all buyers beforehand. However, you can inquire with the manufacturer about the warranty term and any additional offerings they may provide.
Contractor warranties should be discussed before any work begins, and you should get them in the form of a contract with signatures from all parties. That way, the document will be legally binding to you and the contractor who performs the work. All parties must adhere to the terms of a legally binding contract or risk repercussions.
What do you do if you have a warranty issue?
You will have a dedicated phone number to call if something happens that falls under the warranty terms. When you call the number, you will need to explain the issue so that the agents can assess the problem. The warranty team will then remedy your complaint with the solutions mentioned in the warranty. They may include siding replacement, a no-cost repair, or a correction if the issue is with something the contractor did.
It’s always wise to request information about warranties any time you do high-dollar work on your home. Warranties can give you extended peace of mind that you will have a positive experience with the work and product, and someone will assist you swiftly if you don’t.