Winter is always tough in the South Shore region, and 2018 is proving to be no exception. The “Bomb Cyclone” caused a lot of damage to local homes, particularly in communities impacted by flooding. Most vulnerable is your home’s exterior: vinyl siding and windows are exposed to the elements 24/7, annd they take the brunt of winter’s wrath.
Storm Damage: Understanding Your Replacement Window’s Warranty
If your home sustains damage during a winter storm, the first thing you should do, after ensuring everyone is safe, is contact your homeowner’s insurance company. Every company has their own approach, but most will send an adjuster to inspect the damage and authorize repairs. As a homeowner, you want to take extensive photographs of storm damage. If your windows have been broken or compromised, take pictures of each one. If possible, take pictures of the interior and exterior view. High quality replacement windows often have impressive warranties that protect against manufacturing defects, but storm damage is an issue that comes under the purview of homeowner’s insurance.
Generally, homeowner’s insurance will authorize replacing damaged windows with replacement windows of the same size, style and quality. If you were pleased with the window company who did the work on your home and they’re on the insurance company’s list of approved vendors, you’re good to go. If you don’t know who did the original installation, or were less than pleased with their initial work, ask your homeowner’s insurance agent what your options are for choosing a replacement window company in the South Shore.
How Long Does Replacement Window Installation Take?
In the event of an extreme weather event or other catastrophe, our team makes every effort to expedite the window replacement installation process. A member of our team will meet with you at your home, perform all necessary measurements, gather information regarding style and finish, and transmit this information to the manufacturer. At that time, we will be able to provide information about window delivery and installation dates, so your life can get back to normal as quickly as possible.