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The Wayward Porch Light: Warranted or Not Warranted?
November 24, 2015
The Wayward Porch Light: The Results


It looks out of place sitting halfway between the siding and the door trim. The homeowners wanted it fixed.

What do you think?

Cast your eyes on the photo below. See anything odd? The owners of this new home certainly did. They didn’t even turn the porch light on before getting a gut feeling that something was wrong. It looks out of place sitting halfway between the siding and the door trim. The homeowners wanted it fixed. The builder on the other hand, argued that there was nothing to fix. The light turns off and on just as it was designed to. Yes, it may not look great but it works just fine. So, how would you decide? Is it warranted or not warranted?

The Wayward Porch Light: Warranted or Not Warranted

Yes, this should be covered. (67% Voted)
No, I don't think this would be covered. (33% Voted)
 

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Find our answer in next week’s Open Door Blog.


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