May 12, 2021
A skylight’s warranty is often an indicator of performance, durability, and the manufacturer’s confidence in their own product. Some low-cost skylights may appear to be well constructed overall, but upon investigation of the product – particularly the warranty – overall weaknesses in the product design and performance become apparent. If you’re buying a skylight for your home or commercial structure, here’s what you need to know about reading the warranty.
The more parts a skylight has, the more chances there are for something to go wrong. It’s always important to scrutinize your skylight’s warranty, especially if your skylight is made from traditional materials like metal, caulk, glass, and screws.
We recommend reading the warranty before purchasing the product. Remember, the warranty will be your saving grace in the event that something goes wrong. Knowing what’s in the warranty, what’s covered, and how long the warranty will last will help you gauge how protected you are if you purchase this product.
After the purchase has already been made, there’s nothing you can do if the warranty doesn’t offer the level of protection you expect from your skylight. If you’re not sure whether the warranty you’re reading is a good one, try comparing that warranty to another. You’ll find there’s a lot of variation between different types of skylight warranties.
When reading the warranty, make note of important information such as:
If you don’t understand something about the skylight warranty, ask questions before making the purchase. Since a breach of the warranty could lead to warranty invalidation, asking questions in advance can help you avoid a situation that could leave you without protection. When asking questions, write down the answers and keep them in a file. Include the name of the person who provided the information to you.
Once you know what kind of maintenance (and on what schedule) the warranty requires, clear a space in your calendar to get the maintenance done – unless, that is, no maintenance is required. This is the case with VTECH Skylights.
VTECH Skylights is the best warranty in the business, by far. They are a 20-year transferrable warranty and require no inspections, no maintenance, and no certified installer. VTECH skylights are covered under our all-inclusive warranty, which you can see on our website.
There are no diminishing levels of coverage throughout our warranty period. To ensure that your VTECH skylight warranty is valid, simply follow the installation instructions. You can learn more about the installation of a VTECH skylight by watching installation videos on our website.
When you’re buying a skylight, it’s important to step back and think about what you’re trying to achieve, both short- and long-term. The warranty will help you predict what the future looks like with your skylights. To find out more about how VTECH Skylight warranties function, and how VTECH skylights perform overall, contact us today.