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Posted by: from Woodbridge
3/11/2013 at 8:25:37 PM

What is the average length of the warranty for work done in a bathroorm renovation i.e. new shower?

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Date/Time3/11/2013 at 9:10:41 PM


A reputable construction company should have a 2 year warranty on workmanship/labour and the manufacturer's warranty on the fixtures (ie. Moen, American Standard, etc.).

I hope this helps.

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Date/Time3/11/2013 at 9:15:52 PM

Hi Nadia,

There is no "average" length of warranty for any work, except for what is mandated for new homes, and what is offered in the contract and scope of work for any other project. Most contractors will have a standard warranty period that they offer but it is dependent on the contractor, not on anything else. Material manufacturers also offer up to "lifetime" contracts as long as the products are installed to their specs by a licensed trades person - but every one is different.

If you are in the process of writing or reviewing a contract, you can make it negotiable and put in what you want. If you have a contract, it should be stated. If you don't have a contract and are having problems, you have to rely on the professionalism and honesty of the contractor to "make good" his work.

I don't know why you are asking the question, and hope it is not because of a problem.

These are just my opinions FWIW.

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman Services

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Max from Victoria Homes in Kanata
Date/Time3/11/2013 at 9:22:12 PM

It really depends on the contractor. If the contractor have enough confidence in his job, he should offer at least a one-year workmanship warranty.

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Date/Time3/11/2013 at 9:24:09 PM

I personnally offer a life time workmanship guarentee. Everything else depends on materials used such as shower valve kit, tile quality, etc.


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Date/Time3/11/2013 at 9:37:41 PM

If it's a shower using the Schluter system I would warrant it for five years. If it's a shower with a rubber liner that you purchase from Rona,Home Depot or Lowe's I wouldn't warrant it at all That method usually leaks in six months.

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Date/Time3/11/2013 at 9:54:23 PM

I would think that if anything was going to go wrong, it would be within the first 90 days!

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Date/Time3/11/2013 at 10:51:06 PM

Hi there,

We as a rule put a minimum of a one year warranty on all material and workmanship, this warranty is limited to the failure of the workmanship or material during normal use.

I hope this helps.

Derek Davidson,

Cousins Renovations Inc.

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Date/Time3/12/2013 at 4:19:56 PM

Hi Nadia

If you have chosen a Contractor that is a member of the Better Business and is a paid up accredited member and as such is mandated to honour a minimum one year warranty on all workmanship. If you did not chose a BBB member it depends on all the above comments...caveat emptor.

Always chose a BBB Accredited Member because they must agree to conduct their business and live by the Bureau's published rules and values. If not, they're membership is cancelled. This why Contractors make excuses why they aren't members. They don't follow basic BBB practices so they are a risk to do business with.

Good Luck


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