What's Included in Your New Home Warranty?
Do you know what’s in your new home buyer warranty?
New homes in Alberta require a home warranty – and your home builder is responsible for ensuring that the home they build has warranty coverage that meets all the requirements.
Understanding your home buyer warranty is a huge part of the home buying and building process, which is why it is crucial to hire a home builder who is reputable, experienced, and reliable.
What is a New Home Buyer Warranty?
A home buyer warranty is insurance protection that offers coverage for defects after building a home. The warranty stays with the house and not the owner. A home buyer warranty typically lasts for ten years. Alberta’s legislation requires that every new home includes warranty coverage. When choosing your home builder, ask about their warranty options.
A home warranty gives you the peace of mind you need knowing that your home has protection from any damages or defects. The Timber Haus leadership team, comprised of Don Tolsma and John Wilson, understands that building a new custom home is a significant undertaking. The new home warranty program provides clients with post-construction protection from most unforeseen costs. Below is a summary of what is covered by the new home warranty program in Alberta.
What Does My Home Buyer Warranty Cover?
A new home buyer warranty covers many things, including:
- 1 Year for Materials and labour – Coverage protects against material defects such as flooring.
- 3 years for Delivery and distributions – defects related to distribution systems, such as heating, plumbing, & electrical systems.
- 5 years for Building envelope – defects in a system that separates the interior air from the exterior air, such as the roof and exterior walls.
- 10-Years for Structural: defects in a home’s frame or foundation.
Before you hire a custom home builder, make sure to inquire about their internal home warranty policy. Our sales team will review the program details with you – during this review, they will go over the warranty coverage, how to submit a claim and coverage timelines.
The Alberta New Home Buyer Warranty
- 1 Year – Materials & Labour
- 2 Year – Delivery & Distribution Systems
- 5 Year – Building Envelope
- 10 Year – Structural
Timber Haus is one of Edmonton’s best custom home builders. The warranty we offer goes beyond the standard Alberta New Home Buyer Warranty – we hire reputable local tradespeople and take pride in our craftsmanship and hard work. Our team acknowledges that mistakes do happen. It is essential to understand what your home warranty covers, which is why you should hire an experienced home builder that provides reliable protection.
If you have questions about the Alberta new home warranty program, please contact our team today!
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