Connecticut General Assembly Passes Window Warranty Bill

Window & Door
June 9, 2017

The state of Connecticut recently passed a bill that would require all manufacturers of roofing, siding and window products to cover all labor and replacement costs in product warranties. SB 821 would also require manufacturers to settle claims and make payments within 30 days of receipt of a warranty claim. The bill passed by a vote of 80-70 and is expected to go to the governor’s office for approval in July.

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association denounced the legislation. "WDMA is strongly opposed to this legislation and is extremely concerned about the circumstances surrounding its passage," says Michael O'Brien, WDMA president and CEO. "The bill is problematically vague and unfair to manufacturers. Its passage confirms Connecticut's reputation of being hostile to business and manufacturing in particular." He says that the bill and its ramifications were not given adequate scrutiny during the committee process and that its fiscal impact is grossly understated.