Warranty Issues You Just Can’t Escape

From Pennsylvania to New South Wales, and beyond, contractors face challenges with warranties. Your best bet is to prevent the need for warranty work, and make sure you aren’t signing up for more warranty work than you should.

Typical construction contracts require the contractor to deliver the correct quality in materials, workmanship, and equipment. The “correct” quality gets spelled out in the project’s specifications. Unfortunately, many people forget to, or don’t want to read the specifications, so inappropriate items get substituted. Substitutions without approvals lead to rework, either when it’s caught, or later when the owner notices.

Then, too, it’s not unusual for the specifications only to call for something that is free from defects, or new, or of good quality. That leaves a lot of leeway for what might pass as acceptable.

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