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Question DetailsAsked on 6/18/2012

As a percentage of the total cost, what is the value of a 1 year bathroom remodel warranty

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That's really a subjective question rather than objective. What is it worth to you? Generally a contractor either provides a warranty or doesn't. If he doesn't, don't hire him. If he's not that confident in his work you don't want him working on your house. When comparing apples to apples between two contractors my opinion is it doesn't matter that the contractor offering the warranty is higher in cost becasue the other shouldn't even be in the running for the job. Compare his bid to another contractor offering a similar warranty. Most will only warranty craftsmanship, not the materials themselves and don't charge any more for it.

The ones that charge to warranty the materials as well are going to be quite a bit higher due to the eventual cost of replacing a defective product whether it be a toilet fill valve that starts seeping after a few months due to poor design (I've had that happen) or a shower pan with a bad factory finish that isn't noticeable until it's been used for a while. Bear in mind that the materials will be covered by manufacturers warranties anyway. The difference becomes who has to do the legwork if there is a problem down the line to have the warranty covered. Do you want to pay for the contractors possible time for this now or later if it happens? Either way it'll be time spent that's not his fault if it is a material defect.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services

Answered 7 years ago by Todd's Home Services




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