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Residential Warranty


Warranty Icon Golden Windows Residential Warranty - LONG (April 1, 2019)

Warranty Icon Golden Windows Residential Warranty - SHORT (April 1, 2019)


GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED is an ISO-9001: 2000 certified company specializing in the manufacturing of quality windows and doors for almost sixty (60) years. We use only selected quality materials and expert workmanship in the best tradition of the trade and we are proud of the fact that we offer one of the most comprehensive warranties in our industry. To ensure that our products perform to the standards we have established they must be properly installed, used and maintained.

This warranty is effective on doors and windows ordered subsequent to April 01, 2019 and supersedes any and all prior published warranties.


INSULATED GLASS COVERAGE

Twenty (20) Year Transferable Limited Warranty

For a period of twenty (20) years from the original date of purchase and under normal conditions, GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED extends a limited warranty for seal failure causing impaired vision due to moisture, film or dust between the glass on all insulating units it manufactures up to the maximum size identified in it’s current product catalogue.

If the seal failure occurs within two (2) years from the original purchase date, GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED will provide the appropriate replacement glass unit or sash and provide the labour at no cost to our customer. For seal failures occurring between the third (3) year and twentieth (20) year from the original date of purchase, GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED will provide the appropriate replacement glass unit or sash on a no charge basis, this does not include installation labour cost or shipping fees.

Insulating glass units not manufactured and installed by GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED or installed by an appropriate representative of GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED such as decorative door lites or large custom sizes only carry the manufacturer’s warranty against seal failures.

This warranty is void if the glass is cracked or broken from any cause or upon the application of after market film applied on the glass.

For a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase, GOLDEN WINDOWS extends a limited warranty against stress cracks to the insulating glass unit.

Colour matching or exact patterns cannot be guaranteed on specialty glass such as Low E, various tinted varieties and patterns such as obscure, glue chip or acid etch.


MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP

GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED warrants its products, subject to the conditions and limitations as set forth below, to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ten (10) years from the original date of purchase. GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED shall, at its complete discretion either repair or replace non-conforming materials or workmanship.

Any component GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED determines to be defective in material or workmanship, occurring within the first twenty-four (24) months of the original purchase date will be repaired or replaced solely at its expense.

Any component GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED determines to be defective in material or workmanship occurring after the first twenty-four (24) months and up to the ten (10) year period from the original purchase date, it will supply the component to the customer on a no charge basis. The component will be shipped freight prepaid to the original location: or for a reasonable service charge GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED will complete the repairs.

Due to normal weathering, coloured aluminum and vinyl products are subject to varying degrees of fading. This fading is beyond GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED’S control and does not constitute a defect. Therefore GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED cannot guarantee an exact colour match in the event a component or product is repaired or replaced under this warranty.


FACTORY FINISHING

This covers any factory finishing that GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED agrees to perform which is outside of the GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED standard offering.

For a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase and under normal conditions, GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED extends a limited warranty against peeling, cracking and/or flaking. Due to normal weathering, painted products are subject to varying degrees of fading. This fading is beyond GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED’S control and does not constitute a defect. Therefore GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED cannot guarantee an exact colour match in the event a component or product is repaired or replaced under this warranty.


EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

  • The warranty printed above is the only warranty applicable to this purchase. All other warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed.

  • This warranty covers only manufacturing and material defects as specified herein. It does not include defects or damages attributable to faulty or improper installation; normal weathering; defects caused by accident, fire, flood, acts of God, vandalism, riot, or civil disorder; misuse; abuse by harmful fumes; vapours; solvents, chemicals or chemical pollutants in the atmosphere; mildew, building settlement or structural failure of walls or foundations or any other condition beyond GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED’S control.

  • GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED will not recognize any field-testing of our products without prior approval authorizing such tests and the Company conducting the tests.

  • Texture and colour variations in wood components do not constitute material defects.

  • GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED will not be responsible in any event, for removal, painting, refinishing or similar activities connected with glass or component replacement or repair.

  • GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED reserves the right to discontinue or modify any of its products, including the colour, without giving notice. If GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED replaces any product under this warranty, it may substitute products, which are designated by GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED to be of comparable quality or price range in the event the product initially purchased has been discontinued or modified.

  • The warranty on replacement product or components will be limited to the remainder of the warranty period of the original unit. After the 20-year warranty, any replacement component purchased will carry a two (2) year limited warranty.

  • The original purchase date will be the date the product was delivered to the original address supplied by the purchaser or date of pick up by the purchaser.

  • In no event shall GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED be liable for consequential or incidental damage in any amount and its liability shall, in all instances be limited to repair, replacement or refund of the actual original purchase price of the defective unit.

  • Condensation of the interior (room side) glass surface is a sign of high humidity caused by conditions within the building and are beyond GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED’S control. GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED’S products must at all times have proper air flow and/or ventilation in, on, and around window coverings of any kind to reduce heat and condensation damage. For greater certainty, the placement of any object, including, without limitation, shutters or heavy draperies in, on, or around GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED’S products shall void this warranty “ab initio.” Information on how to control condensation is available upon request.

  • It is the homeowner or builders responsibility to properly care for and protect woodwork before, during and immediately after installation. Unprotected wood will deteriorate without proper care and maintenance. GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED specifically excludes units that deteriorate as a result of such improper care. For optimal performance, wood should be primed, painted and/or finished as soon as possible after installation.

  • In cases of warpage of less than 1/4” in the plane of the door itself (not in relation to the frame and/or jamb), GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED reserves the right to require a period of one (1) year with the door in place before honouring any warpage claim as doors often revert to plane.

  • Due to the fragile nature of grilles between the glass, our warranty is limited to our standard catalogue sizes. Grilles touching the glass or rattling do not constitute a defect. Larger sizes can be supplied without a warranty upon signed approval by the customer. Order confirmations and quotes will specify these conditions.

  • It is the responsibility of the end user of our products to maintain them as outlined in “Some Useful Tips” in our published warranty. Failure to follow these recommendations may result in the warranty being negated.

  • Any GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED product that has not been paid for in full by the purchaser of such product in the amount and on the timeline as specified within the order agreement for such product will not be eligible for GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED’S warranty.


PURCHASED REPLACEMENT PARTS AND INSULATING GLASS

Insulating glass units or sash purchased for product that is out of warranty will be warranted for two (2) years from date of installation only if it is installed by our factory trained technicians.

Replacement parts (excluding insulating glass or sash) purchased will be warranted for a one (1) year period from date of purchase.


SOME USEFUL TIPS

  • Clean all operating hardware, hinges and tracks on a regular basis and lubricate lightly with silicone spray or light oil.

  • Do not clean glass or other finishes with abrasive materials or cleaners.

  • Clean vinyl surfaces with mild soap and water.

  • An application of automotive paste wax may renew the lustre of aluminum cladding.

  • We recommend the removal of interior screens during the winter months to reduce potential condensation problems.

  • Care should be taken to ensure weather-stripping and hardware is not painted over which will result in them not performing as intended and does not constitute a manufacturing defect.

  • Inspect face caulking annually to ensure proper seal against the glass.

  • Inspect the caulking sealing along the window or door against the building annually and replace or repair any area that is cracked to prevent leaking.

  • Do not cover or deflect floor registers that are placed under windows. These registers keep air flowing over the windows helping to reduce condensation build up on the glass.

  • In order to protect the wood interior, it is necessary to prime, paint and/or finish the wood prior to heat and moisture being present in the dwelling.


HOW TO MAKE A CLAIM

Contact:  Golden Windows Limited
                  Customer Service Department
                  888 Guelph Street
                  Kitchener, ON N2H 5Z6

Telephone: 519.772.0526
Fax: 519.772.0528
Toll Free: 1.877.293.7850

When you are making a claim, we will require the following information:

  • Identify the product that is involved

  • Your name and the name of the contractor or installer

  • A complete description of the defect

  • The address where the product can be inspected (include original lot number that can be found on your Municipal tax bill)

  • The telephone number(s) where you can be contacted

  • Original invoice number(s)

Failure to provide this information may result in a delay in processing your request.


NOTE

This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, which are in addition to any other rights you may have and which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The limited warranties set forth in this document are the only warranties (whether written or oral) applicable to GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED products and no one is authorized to modify or expand these written warranties.

Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages of how long an implied warranty lasts, therefore the limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

Any question as to the interpretation or application of this warranty shall be determined by the courts of Ontario.

In the event of a warranty claim, GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED reserves the right to inspect the product within sixty (60) days of the date of the claim and prior to authorizing or approving any warranty repairs or replacements. For greater certainty, GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED shall have the right at all times to determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, whether or not this warranty shall apply to any product, regardless of whether GOLDEN WINDOWS LIMITED has inspected such product. Warranty claims for product installed in new homes will be inspected and repaired in compliance with the Ontario New Home Warranty Program requirements.


PREVIOUS WARRANTIES

pdf icon Golden Windows Residential Warranty (2008-2019) 

pdf icon Golden Windows Warranty (2004-2008)

pdf icon Golden Windows Warranty (1992-2003)

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