Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated (“Milgard”) guarantees to the original consumer purchaser (“Original Purchaser”) of Milgard windows, doors or skylights (hereafter referred to as “Products”) installed in a single family home or a multi-family home unit (“Home”) by the builder as new construction or by the Original Purchaser as replacements that Milgard will repair or replace any such Milgard Products that are defective in materials or workmanship and will pay the costs of all parts and labor. If repair is not commercially practical or cannot timely be made, then Milgard will, at the Original Purchaser’s option, either replace any defective Milgard Products or refund the purchase price. Milgard reserves the right to modify or discontinue any of its Products. For the repair or replacement of modified or discontinued Products, Milgard will have the right to substitute current Products and components of equal quality and as similar in appearance as possible. For the repair of exterior painted surfaces that fail other than due to natural weathering, Milgard, at its option, will refinish, at its cost, the exterior painted surface similar in appearance to the original exterior surface.
This warranty extends to the Original Purchaser of Milgard Products. The Warranty starts on the date of purchase of the HOme as new construction or the installation of Milgard windows, doors or skylights in the Home as replacements (“Start Date”) and remains effective as long as teh Original Purchaser owns the Home. In addition, if the Original Purchaser sells the home before ten (10) years has elapsed after the Start Date, Milgard will automatically extend full coverage under this Warranty to the new owner(s) of the Home and any subsequent owners, until the tenth (10th) anniversary of the Start Date.
EXCLUSIONS FROM COVERAGE
This Warranty does not cover damage or defects relating to misuse, abuse the use of applied tins or films, aterations including but not limited to customer-applied finishes, normal wear and tear, broken glass, natural weathering of exterior finishes, acts of nature (e.g. fire, hurricane, etc.), building settling, structural failures of walls or foundations or improper installation, field mulling, storage, or handling or failure to properly care for and maintain the Milgard Products (see the reverse side of this document for specific care and maintenance instructions or go to www.milgard.com). Normal wear, including discoloration, on hardware component finishes is not a defect and is not covered by this Warranty. Loss of functionality of hardware in highly corrosive envirnments, which includes any Home located within two miles of salt water and any Home located in the State of Hawaii, is also exluded from coverage. For Milgard Prodcust with argon or krypton gas-filled insulationg glass, Milgard injecst the gas at the time of manufacture. The gradual dissipation of inert gas may occur naturally over time and is not a defect. Other than gas loss due to seal failure, this warranty does not cover the gradual dissipation of inert gas or the amount of inert gas remaining in the Milgard Products at any time after manufacture. This Warranty does not apply to any MIlgard Products that are installed in a Home that has a non-drainable EIFS or DEFS siding product. Milgard WoodClad and Essence fiberglass windows may, as an option be purchased with unfinished wood interior surfaces that must be finished prior to, or immediately after installation for maximum protection. Unfinished wood surgaces that experience water damage at the jobsite or are left unfinished after installation and become stained or damaged will not be considered as defective in materials and workmanship and are excluded from coverage under the terms of this Warranty.
EXCEPTIONS TO FULL LIFETIME WARRANTY
The following products and services are not covered by Milgard’s full lifetime warranty and have the different warranty coverage specified below: Milgard will replace any window or door screen frame and mesh that is defective in materials or workmanship at no charge to the Original Purchaser (including parts and labor) for a period of one (1) year after Start Date. Milgard will repalce any intergrated blind that is defective in materials or workmanship at no charge to the Original Purchaser (including parts and labor) for a period of one (1) year after Start Date. Milgard will replace any integrated blind that is defective in materials or workmanship at no charge to the original purchaser (including parts and labor) for a period of (10) years after Start Date. Milgard will replace the electric motor or basic drive unit of Milgard’s operable skylights that are defective in materials or workmanship at no charge to the Original Purchaser (including parts and labor) for a period of one (1) year after Start Date. Milgard will replace at no charge (parts and/or labor) stainless stell hardware that loses functionality in highly corresive envirnments within one (1) year after the date of installation of the windows, doors or skylights as new construction or replacments.
LIMITATIONS ON REMEDIES
In noe event will Milgard be liable for incidental or consequential damages (other than labor to repair or replace Products, screens, or stainless steel hardware under this Warranty), whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, breach of contract, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
COVERAGE FOR GLASS BREAKAGE
On Tuscany, Ultra, Essence, and WoodClad product series only, the Full Lifetime Warranty will extend to glass breakage including tempered glass, unless attributable acts of nature (e.g. fire, hurricane, etc.), civil disorder, building settling, structural failures of walls or foundations or improper installation, storage, or handling. Specialty glass (e.g. V-Groove, laminated glass and blinds in glass) is not covered by this glass breakage warranty.
Note: Glass Breakage Warranty is now available on Style Line series windows for an additional charge. (Cougar Windows includes it for all it’s customers)
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.
To obtain service under this Warranty, contact us at 1-800-Milgard or access Milgard’s website at www.milgard.com