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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Protecting Your Investment: The Importance of a Good Warranty

As you research home remodeling professionals, one of the items you should address with each contractor you interview is their warranty program. The warranty serves as a guarantee that the contractor is committed to delivering a quality product, and leaves the homeowner feeling confident that their project will be done right the first time. But, not all warranties are created equal…

Most states require remodeling companies to carry a limited warranty by law, usually for one year following completion of the work. It’s good to know your state’s requirements as you begin your search, but you want a contractor whose warranty goes above and beyond the minimum.

Companies that back their work are far less likely to have to return to the job to fix it. However, if a problem should arise, a good warranty will guarantee that it is resolved at no additional cost to you. By choosing a remodeling company with an extended warranty you are ensuring that your home and the work done in it will be taken care of. Though you may be tempted to choose a less expensive company with a shorter warranty, you likely won’t end up saving money in the long run. Often you’ll end up having to hire a second remodeling company to fix the work of the first.

At Classic, we are extremely proud of the quality of our work and stand behind everything we do. Our generous warranties are just one way we work to assure our clients that we are committed to providing superior service and craftsmanship. Our Worry-Free Warranty provides the following coverage:

  • Finishes: 2 years (includes paint, drywall, floor coverings, trim and millwork, or cabinetry)
  • Systems: 5 years (includes roofing, waterproofing, windows and doors, electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems)
  • Structural: 8 years (applies to all structural components)

We review the terms of our warranty with each client when signing a construction agreement and again at the conclusion of the project. If you have any questions regarding your coverage, or aren’t sure if an issue is covered by your warranty, feel free to contact us. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.