TimberTech® does not warrant against and is not responsible for, and no implied warranty shall be deemed to cover, any product failure, product malfunction, or damages attributable to: (1) improper installation of the TimberTech Products and/or failure to abide by TimberTech’s installation guidelines, including but not limited to improper gapping; (2) use of TimberTech Products beyond normal use, or in an application not recommended by the TimberTech installation guidelines and local building codes; (3) movement, distortion, collapse or settling of the ground or the supporting structure on which the TimberTech Products are installed; (4) any act of God (such as flooding, hurricane, earthquake, lightning, etc.), environmental condition (such as air pollution, mold, mildew, etc.), or staining from foreign substances (such as dirt, grease, oil, etc.); (5) variations or changes in color of TimberTech Products; (6) normal weathering due to exposure to sunlight, weather and atmosphere which can cause colored surfaces to, among other things, flake, chalk, or accumulate dirt or stains; (7) improper handling, storage, abuse or neglect of the TimberTech Products by Purchaser, the transferee or third parties; (8) any fasteners not supplied by TimberTech; or (9) minor dripping from DrySpace. This warranty shall not cover, and TimberTech shall not be responsible for, costs and expenses incurred with respect to the removal of the defective TimberTech Products or the installation of replacement materials, including but not limited to, labor and freight.