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Warning of low-cost replicas

There are increasingly similar replicas, mostly of Chinese origin, at rock bottom prices!
Here our advice to consumers to protect themselves from unpleasant surprises:

Before you decide to purchase a replica, set up the following questions for seller:
  1. Country of origin?
  2. Statics (Structurally tested and approved?); Attention, there are fake english statics with product names of XIMAX in circulation! (You get serious insurance problems without a proper statics)
  3. Certificated to CE after the norm EN 1090. Ask specifically about the CE-registration number.
  4. The CE marking according to EN 1090 is compulsory for aluminum construction of its kind since 01.07.2014. If this cannot be submitted, you are threatened with demolition
  5. Guarantee resp. guarantor
  6. Product liability insurance 
In contrast, XIMAX Designer Carports provide following quality characteristics:
  • CE-certificated manufacturer
  • Statics for every snow load version (75/100/113/137/212 kg/m2)
  • 10-year guarantee of a company which has been in existence for more than 22 years
  • Product liability (consequential damages)
  • Security of supply (perfect example: To replace a damaged part after some years)
  • Distributed by reputable retailer
  • Construction services through franchised partners
Common law of business balance

"There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person's lawful prey.

It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little.When you pay too much, you lose a little money – that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better" - John Ruskin, England 19th-century. A quote that endures today.