It is a sad reality that the term ‘warranty’ is often twisted and manipulated today. Clever attorneys create warranties for manufacturers that say a lot, but mean little. Most of these warranties are prorated, which means the longer you've had it the more you have to pay if it proves defective. Often the warranties require that they only provide you with a piece of replacement siding, installation is your responsibility. It is also not their concern if your siding has faded 'normally'' and the new piece won't match.
Unfortunately, that's some of the better news about warranties. The remodeling industry has been hit hard by the economic turmoil of the past few years. About 50% of the manufacturers we had several years ago no longer exist or have been through bankruptcy. All of those warranties, limited as they may have been, evaporated with the company. Even some large, notable brands like Alcoa, Mastic and Louisiana Pacific are no more. Local contractors have been even more volatile. It is hard to find a contractor that was in business 5 years ago, much less 15 or 20 years ago. Let's face it, a 30 year warranty from a 3 year old company means almost nothing.
Sideco has chosen to install siding products exclusively from
James Hardie and windows from
Marvin. There are many reasons this decision was made. First and foremost, we honestly believe that these are the very best available. Both of these companies have produced quality products and have constantly improved them over the years. Perhaps most important, both companies have stood firmly behind their products for over 100 years. As a contractor, We can install their products and be fully confident that we can rely on the integrity and tremendous resources they have to offer. You can trust that
James Hardie will be there to fulfill their 30 year, non-prorated warranty. TimberTech products are made exclusively from technologically-advanced materials designed to provide years of low maintenance use and enjoyment.
TimberTech decking, railing, and fencing products are covered by a 25-year limited warranty for residential applications and a 10-year limited warranty for commercial applications. The products are guaranteed against termites, checking, splitting, decay, rot and splintering. In addition, Earthwood Evolutions is covered by a 25-year fade and stain warranty.
As reassuring as these manufacturer's warranties may be, the most important warranty of all comes from the local contractor. Sideco personally warrants all windows and siding for a full ten years. That is in addition to the manufacturer's warranty. All other items, ( doors, gutters, etc.) carry a 3 year warranty. Our warranty is backed up by 30 years of award winning service from the same address and phone number we've always had. We will be here if you need us. And that, quite frankly, is what a warranty is all about.