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Is a 5 year warranty (labor and materials) on custom built high velocity accordion type shutters, to be installed on my condo unit in Florida, too short a warranty? Does it indicate that the quality might not be so great because it's not a 10 year or longer warranty?
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David Bowden
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M​any manufacturers warranties can be limiting for several reasons. Some of the more popular reasons have to do with the type of structure the product will be installed in. Example is a home owner warranty is usually longer than a rental home warranty simply because they know renters are not as careful with products as home owners are. Another example is how the product will be used as well as where it will be located. Residential water heater's for example usually have a 6 yr life warranty yet a 1yr parts warranty. Commercial water heaters usually have a 2yr warranty for everything. Other warranties like major home appliances have 1,2, or 3yr warranties with the option of purchasing extended warranties. Carpet makers brag about their carpet and claim 10yr warranties, however if that same carpet was installed in an apartment rental unit it would only have a 2yr warranty because they know how abusive renters are and don't care for their product. I think if you are getting 5yrs parts and labor that is very reasonable.

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