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March 31, 2017

Aluminium Joinery Warranty Exclusions - Don't Get Caught Out

When considering double glazed windows for your new home or renovation, it’s important to get the facts about your choice of joinery.

While aluminium joinery is used in many New Zealand homes, we urge you to do your research and look at the whole picture. Keep reading to find some common warranty exclusions for aluminium windows. Neglecting to understand the fine print could cost you time and money in the future. 

Defects Produced by another Supplier 

Many aluminium joinery suppliers don’t offer warranties for elements of the product that were supplied by another company. In many cases, this is referring to the glass windows themselves. If the problem is deemed to be a result of a fault with the glass, then you’ll find yourself out of pocket.

When you choose timber joinery from Atlas Glass, we supply the whole package. We work closely with a range of timber joiners throughout Auckland, providing long-lasting, treated timber and quality double glazed glass. 

Extreme Weather Damage 

Most warranties for aluminium joinery are voided if the product has been affected by weather extremes such as cold, hot or wet weather. The weather in New Zealand is unpredictable as it is. The warranty on your windows during an extreme weather spell should be the last of your problems.

If you’re living in a timber frame house with aluminium windows, you are particularly susceptible to damage from extreme weather. As a great conductor, aluminium will produce condensation when it’s cold outside. If this happens for an extended period of time, your home could be damaged by any subsequent moisture.

You can avoid this by choosing quality treated timber joinery. It offers better moisture and thermal control, minimising the risk of damage in extreme weather conditions. 

Incorrect Installation 

Surprisingly, your aluminium windows probably aren’t covered by a warranty if they have been installed incorrectly. This may seem counterintuitive since it’s usually the supplier’s duty to install their product. However, this if often the way it works. It pays to do your research and hire a supplier like Atlas Glass, a name you can rely on to install your timber double glazed windows correctly every time. 

Why Choose Timber Joinery? 

As you can see, aluminium joinery can be deceptive when it comes to its ongoing value. Most warranties exclude important elements of your windows’ functionality, which could put you at financial risk. Choosing timber double glazed windows from Atlas Glass will eliminate that uncertainty. We provide all joinery, framing, moving parts and the glass itself. With superior workmanship and flawless installation throughout Auckland, you can trust us to get the job done right each and every time.

Find out why timber joinery is the right choice for your home. Contact the experts at Atlas Glass today for a free quote or with any questions you have. Call 09 820 0160.

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