When you make a purchase, the manufacturer makes a promise to stand behind the product warranty.
However, not all steel building companies offer warranties for one simple reason: they don’t believe in their product enough to make that promise.
Some companies have warranties on the building’s coating. For example, Galvalume coating has a 25.5 year warranty, while Galvalume Plus has a 30 year warranty. Regular galvanized buildings do not have warranties like this.
Although it’s not required by law, written warranties come with most major purchases. If the company you’re purchasing from does not offer a warranty, it’s hard to know what you’re getting into if you ever need support for your product.
There are several ways to minimize problems when it comes to warranties:
- Read the entire warranty. Understand exactly what protection the warranty gives you. Print it out when you make your purchase and keep it with your records.
- Consider the reputation of the company offering the warranty. If you’re not familiar with a business, look them up on credible sites like the Better Business Bureau to see if they have any unresolved complaints against the company. A warranty is only as good as the company that stands behind it.
- Use the product according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Abuse or misuse of the product may void your warranty coverage.