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DesignedBuilt LLC doors and windows are warranted to be of sound material and workmanship and to be free of defects which would cause the door to be unfit for ordinary recommended use for the period of twenty four (24) months from the date of shipment.

If a defect occurs within two years from the date of shipment, written notice of the defect must be provided to DesignedBuilt LLC. Buyer shall not return any goods until DesignedBuilt LLC has been provided a reasonable opportunity to inspect the goods at Buyer’s premises to determine whether a defect exists. DesignedBuilt LLC will not be liable for any doors or windows repaired, returned, or replaced without prior written consent. If warranted doors or windows contain defects covered under this limited warranty, DesignedBuilt LLC shall be limited to, at DesignedBuilt LLC’s option, 1) repairing or replacing the doors or windows or 2) refunding the purchase price of the doors or windows to Buyer. Doors and windows will be repaired or replaced in the same stage of fitting and/or finishing as they were originally supplied. DesignedBuilt LLC will not pay any cost to remove defective doors or windows or to install new doors or windows, and will not be responsible for any finishing costs or consequential damages. Final warranty inspection will be made at DesignedBuilt LLC’s location, upon receipt of defective product. If the claim is found by DesignedBuilt LLC, in its sole discretion, to be invalid, neither repair/replacement nor refund will be issued.

This limited warranty does NOT apply to any of the following:

  • One-panel (non solid core) wood doors over 6′8″ tall or 3′ wide

  • Doors that have warp which does NOT exceed 1/4″ in the plane of the door (see below)

  • Doors less than 2.25″ thick for exterior use

  • Doors which have not been properly sealed on all six sides within 14 days of delivery, including the top and bottom edges of the door

  • Damage caused by failure to comply with DesignedBuilt LLC’s “Finishing and Care Instructions”

  • Damage due to improper or incorrect installation

  • Damage caused by others or by any cause beyond the control of DesignedBuilt LLC including, but not limited to, damage caused by misuse, abuse, accident, mishandling or by fire, flood, earthquake, storm, tornado or other acts of nature

  • Misuse of a door or window including, but not limited to, using a door in an exterior application without adequate overhang, or with an inappropriate exterior finish color (Note: Adequate overhang depends on the typical weather conditions of the site where the building is located, but generally means an overhang projecting a distance away from the door at least equal to one-half the elevation difference between the bottom of the door and the base of the overhang structure. In order to reduce the chance of warping or checking, dark-colored finishes should be avoided on all exterior surfaces, especially if the door is exposed to direct sunlight.)

  • Discoloration or rusting of decorative metal accents (clavos, grilles, strap hinges, etc.)

  • Damage due to trimming the door or window more than 1/2″ from the top or 1/2″ from the bottom of the slab

  • Expansion or contraction due to varying environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity

  • Gates, or doors used in gate applications

  • The appearance of any field-finished door


In addition, the following natural properties and characteristics add to the beauty of wood doors and are not considered defects:


  • On all knotty wood species, knots which show light through the door will be filled and knots which do not show light through the door and are not filled should be expected and are not considered defects (Note: On knotty wood species, the location, quantity, and size of knots is unpredictable)

  • On all wood species, natural variations in the color, texture, and density of the wood are common and always acceptable

  • On wire brushed doors, an inconsistent face plane where stiles or mullions meet rails is acceptable to a depth change of 1/16″, and an apparent open connection between stiles and rails is acceptable to a width of 1/32″

  • On cedar doors, surface checks of up to 1/32″ in width are acceptable and do not compromise the structural integrity of the doo


For the purposes of this warranty, warp is defined as any distortion in the door itself and does not refer to the relationship of the door to the frame or jamb in which it is hung. The term “warp” includes bow, cup and twist. In measuring the amount of warp in a door, the following method shall be used: Bow, cup and twist shall be measured by placing a 7′ straightedge on the suspected concave face of the door at any angle with the door in its installed position. The measurement of warp shall be made at the point of maximum distance between the bottom of the straightedge and the face of the door.

If the claimed defect is warp, DesignedBuilt LLC may defer replacing or refunding the door for a period of up to twelve (12) months from the date of claim or date of installation, in order to permit conditioning and equalizing to humidity and temperature conditions. The deferral period will not be counted against the two year warranty period.

Exterior Door Care

  • Clean annually: Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe down wood doors to prevent dirt and grime from staining or marking them. You can also use a mild detergent mixed with warm water in a spray bottle or bucket. Avoid using too much detergent, as it can damage the wood over time.

  • Every two years, reapply apply a protective finish.

  • Protect from weather: Keep wood doors well-sealed and protected from extreme weather conditions.

  • Check weatherstripping: The foam or rubber lining that runs along the bottom and sides of your door prevents outside air from entering and inside air from seeping out.

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