What is the fine print of a warranty?

Most warranties are to sell you products and services and fall short of explaining the protection of your purchase or service until there is a problem.

Lifetime or Limited Lifetime warranty in most cases is not your lifetime but the life of the product determined by the manufacturer. Always check the fine print.

Definition of a Limited Warranty. As its name implies, a limited warranty is limited to just the specified parts, certain types of defects, or other conditions. But since it can mean virtually anything the retailer decides, it is important to fully understand the meaning of “limited” when buying such a product.

Lets analyze our Service Doctor warranty for our Refinishing process of bathrooms and kitchens.

Our warranty covers all our residential refinishing for 5 years. Most manufactures of new cabinets and tubs are only one year.

Some things to think about when purchasing a product with a warranty.

  1. Are you dealing with a company that uses a cell phone number for primary contact?
  2. Does the company have a brick and mortar location? What if something goes wrong? Can you visit the company you did business with? It is hard to go to someones home to talk about your problem. You many not find them at home making it impossible to connect.
  3. Is there a showroom to view actual services or products?
  4. Have you checked the financial strength of the company? Will they stay in business until through the warranty period.
  5. How long does it take to have a warranty visit once a problem is called in? Service Doctor’s policy is to send a technician withing 7 business days.

The Service Doctor warranty on Refinishing is for 5 years. We will send a technician to your home no questions asked for free to review your concern with your refinishing. The only exception in our warranty is for chipping which can occur by homeowner use. Don’t worry though our technicians can repair your chips at a low cost.

Get a like-new look for that old bathtub for a fraction of the cost and hassle of a large renovation by refinishing the tub instead of replacing it. In most cases, replacing a bathtub requires an extensive amount of work and a considerable investment of both time and money. Refinishing, a process that’s also commonly known as re glazing or resurfacing, allows you to repair any scratches or dents, remove the old finish and apply a fresh finish with a glossy top-coat that makes the tub look brand new.

The overall cost of this project, and whether or not it makes sense for your situation, depends on a variety of factors. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons associated with refinishing or replacing your bathtub. We’ve also compiled information to help you decide whether to hire a professional or try doing it yourself.

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