RailFX Limited Lifetime Warranty
RailFX products and systems are manufactured with the highest-grade materials available on the market today. That’s why we’re proud to offer one of the strongest warranties in the industry. Our Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to RailFX aluminum posts and rails, cable infill, and fittings. In addition, we offer a four-year RailFX prorated limited labor warranty for product that is deemed defective. The warranty extends to the owner of the structure in which the products are originally installed. To learn more about our warranties including requirements, how to file a claim, exclusions, and limitations, see below.
Aluminum Railing Products
Each aluminum RailFX Product (as defined below) receives a high-quality powder coat paint finish applied in accordance with AAMA 2604 specifications. Nationwide TCC Acquisition, LLC (hereinafter “RailFX”) warrants that, subject to the terms and conditions below, its aluminum railing products (each, the “Aluminum Product”; more than one, the “Aluminum Products”) (i) shall be free of structural defects in workmanship and materials, and (ii) will not crack, chip, blister, peel or abnormally discolor, in accordance with AAMA 2604 specifications. SEE CARE AND MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES FOR FULL CLEANING REQUIREMENTS.
Stainless Steel Cable and Fittings Products
Each RailFX cable, cable fitting, and cable assembly product is manufactured using 316 marine grade stainless steel (each, the “Stainless Product”; more than one, the “Stainless Products”; together with the Aluminum Products, the “Products”). RailFX warrants that, subject to the terms and conditions below, the Stainless Products shall be free of machining, mechanical, and structural defects in workmanship and material. Note: Stainless steel requires periodic care and maintenance. Depending on exposure to corrosive environments, 316-grade stainless steel may corrode, discolor, and/or develop surface rust over time. THIS IS NOT CONSIDERED A DEFECT. Corrosion, discoloration, and development of surface rust can be largely mitigated with proper care and cleaning. SEE CARE AND MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES FOR FULL CLEANING REQUIREMENTS.
Products Warranty Term
RailFX will warrant the Products for the shorter of: (i) lifetime of the Purchaser (as defined below), or (ii) as long as the Purchaser owns the structure on which the Product or Products are originally installed (altogether, the “Product Warranty”). The “Purchaser” is the living owner or owners (maximum of two) of the real estate and structure upon which the Product is installed at the time the install occurred. The Product Warranty is non-transferable to any other person or entity and will terminate upon the death of the last original owner or upon the conveyance or transfer of the real property or structure upon which the Product was originally installed.
If RailFX determines that a Product is defective and eligible for replacement or reimbursement under the Product Warranty during the first four years following the original purchase date of the Product, RailFX will reimburse the Purchaser on a prorated basis for the Purchaser’s original installation costs (the “Labor Warranty”; together with the Product Warranty, the “Warranties”). If a reasonable Product Warranty claim is filed and validated by RailFX during the first year following the original purchase, RailFX will reimburse the Purchaser 100% of the cost of installing that Product or Products. For reasonable claims validated during year 2, RailFX will reimburse the Purchaser 75% of the installation costs. For years 3 and 4, RailFX will reimburse 50% and 25%, respectively, of the installation costs. At the end of year 4, the Labor Warranty will terminate.
For the Product to remain eligible for coverage under the Warranties, the Purchaser (and/or the installer) must have complied with each of the following requirements:
To file a claim under the Product Warranty, the Purchaser must complete RailFX’s warranty claim form and submit the required supporting documents within 30 days of discovering the alleged defect. The required supporting documents will include a description of the defect claimed, photographic documentation of the defect (at least 4-6 clear photos), and dated proof of purchase receipt. To include a claim under the Labor Warranty, the Purchaser must provide an invoice or other proof of the defective Product’s installation costs.
After reviewing the claim information submitted, RailFX will determine the validity of the claim. Part of this determination may include a RailFX agent examining the alleged defective Product in its place of install. If RailFX determines that the Purchaser’s claim is valid, RailFX will, at its sole option, either (i) replace the defective Product or (ii) refund the Purchaser the portion of their original purchase price associated with the defective product. Except as provided in the Prorated Labor Warranty section above, these Warranties do not cover, and RailFX will not be responsible for, costs incurred for the removal, finishing, refinishing or disposal of the defective Product or the installation of the replacement Product. The Purchaser is responsible for all costs associated with shipping, handling, and labor. RailFX will endeavor to supply original replacement parts; however, replacement parts may differ from the original parts. Any successful claims under the Labor Warranty program will be paid out in accordance with the terms of the Labor Warranty section above. For any questions regarding the Warranty or the claims process, contact RailFX at 800.851.2961.
Damage, defects, or problems resulting from causes outside RailFX’s control are excluded from coverage under the Warranties. Such causes include, without limitation: Installation, Maintenance, and Acts of God:
- Movement, distortion, collapse or settling of the ground or supporting structure on which the Product is installed
- Acts of God and Nature (such as, but not limited to, hurricane, earthquake, flooding, fire, lightning, hail, etc.); accidents; vandalism and environmental conditions (such as air pollution, mold, mildew), insurrection, civil unrest, terrorism, or beyond those attributable to normal weather conditions
- Damage relating to inappropriate or faulty building design or construction, maintenance, installation, or selection of products
- Corrosion, discoloration, or surface rust due to surface contamination
The statements of warranty within these warranties set forth the only express warranties extended by RailFX for its aluminum post and rail, stainless steel cable, and fittings products, and the provisions of these warranties shall constitute the entire liability of RailFX and the purchaser’s exclusive remedy for breach of these warranties. No other warranty, made by RailFX or its agents, written or otherwise communicated, which is not contained or authorized herein, will be recognized by RailFX.
Limitation of liability
All implied warranties, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. These warranties are not warranties of future performance or statements of the useful life of any RailFX product, but only warranties to repair, replace, or refund.
Some states and provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
The remedies described above are your sole and exclusive remedies and our entire liability for any breach of this limited warranty. Our liability shall under no circumstances exceed the actual amount paid by you for the defective product (except for the cost of installation in the case of a successful claim under the labor warranty), nor shall we under any circumstances be liable for any consequential, incidental, special or punitive damages or losses, whether direct or indirect.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
The warranties shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Texas, without regard to its conflict of laws. Any legal action concerning the warranties shall be litigated in the courts of the state of Texas, to which you agree to submit to personal jurisdiction.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.