Builders’ Warranty on New Homes
Moving into a brand-new home is an exciting and stressful time. Buying any home is a big financial and emotional commitment, and you want to do everything you can to make sure that your investment is protected. It’s possible that certain items in your home will not work properly or even break down but fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself from having to face these costs alone.
One easy way to do this is with a new home warranty. What exactly is a homebuilders’ warranty? It's a type of service contract that covers the essential appliances and systems in your home if they break down and need to be repaired or replaced as you move. Coverage includes items like your refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher, and even heating, cooling and plumbing systems.
What Are the Benefits of Homebuilder Warranties?
There are several benefits to a builders’ warranty on new homes, as you’ll see in the examples below.
Give Yourself Peace of Mind
Having a home warranty on your newly built home will give you peace of mind, knowing that you won't face complicated repairs or additional stress with no help available if an appliance or major home system needs to be repaired or replaced. With Home Warranty of America, all you’d need to do is contact us to initiate a claim, and we will pair you with a technician who can help. All you’ll have to pay is a small trade call fee.
It’s quite possible that you bought your new home and moved in on a budget. Being caught off-guard by an expensive appliance repair that wasn't in that plan may lead to difficult choices.
Also, during this time in your life, the last thing on your mind should be the sudden need to repair or replace something. However, even in new homes, it’s possible that this could happen for any number of reasons. A few possible examples include:
- Manufacturing mistakes
- Delivery problems
- Installation errors
- Obsolete Products
- Construction errors
These are unfortunate situations, but with a homebuilders’ warranty, fixing or replacing any item covered by your plan may turn from a stressful experience to one that’s relatively hassle-free.
How Does a Builders’ Warranty on New Homes Work?
If you have an appliance or system in your new home that breaks down, contact Home Warranty of America. You'll just pay a trade call fee for a technician to come out and diagnose the problem. This fee pays for the time the technician needs to assess the damage and determine if an item can be repaired or needs to be replaced. If the problem is covered by your homebuilders’ warranty, it will be repaired or replaced at no additional cost to you.
Without a home warranty, repair or replacement costs may quickly add up to much more than the cost of a plan. You may be charged for things that include:
- A diagnostic fee
- Hourly rates for technicians
- Cost of parts
- Cost of a replacement product or products
It’s impossible to know what an unforeseen repair in a new home will cost, but it is reasonable to think that it may be a difficult bill to face. According to Angie’s List, even an electrical kitchen appliance repair bill can range between $1,000 and $2,000. In addition, service charges may run between $150 - $200 per visit.
Additionally, a builders’ warranty on new homes doesn't just protect the investment you've made in your home. If you ever decide to sell, having a home warranty plan in place may be reassuring for potential buyers. They'll know that you took steps to keep your home running smoothly and that they will be protected should an appliance or system fail immediately after the sale.
Purchasing a homebuilders’ warranty plan can help alleviate financial stress and keep your newly constructed home in perfect condition for a long time to come.
Other reasons to look into a homebuilder’s warranty from HWA include:
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- Customer support available 24 hours a day by phone or web
- No age limits on appliances or systems
- No inspections required
- Coverage levels and pricing plans for every home and budget
HWA Has You Covered
A home warranty from HWA protects your budget and your peace of mind against the unexpected expenses of inevitable home repairs. Whether you're buying, selling, or already in your home, we have a plan to fit your needs!View Plans