New Construction Home Warranty Explained

Warranty Claims New Construction Home Warranty Explained

File a New Construction Home Warranty Without a Headache

When you buy a home, you will mull over purchasing a home warranty with it to make sure your home systems and appliances are secure.  

Choosing to build a house is a great opportunity to design and construct everything in a way that suits your taste and needs. 

Once you start building a new home for you and your family, you should make sure your dream home is covered with a warranty during construction. 


What Is a New Construction Home Warranty?

A new construction home or a home builder’s warranty is a contract between the home builder and the homeowner. You, as the homeowner, are the beneficiary of this warranty that defines the builder’s obligations connected to the quality of construction. This particular home warranty guarantees your newly built house will be free from defects. 

Why Do You Need a New House Warranty?

Building a home can be a challenge as you need to ensure that everything goes according to plan and within the envisaged budget. One thing to be aware of is that even newly built homes can have problems. 

You can never anticipate what is going to happen and whether your builder might use defective materials. What if your home does not settle in the right way? It might cause problems with the structure and systems. That is why you should make sure your home builder gives a warranty on their work. 

What Does a Builder’s Warranty Cover?

Builders mostly offer different coverage for various home components. Homebuilder warranties usually include:

  • A one-year warranty on labor and materials
  • A two-year warranty on heating, plumbing, electrical system, and air conditioning
  • A ten-year warranty on structural elements, including foundations and walls

As some builders might want to limit their responsibility, you need to make sure your newly built home has as much coverage as possible. You can negotiate the warranty before the works begin. 

A common home builder’s warranty covers used materials and items the builder constructed, such as:

Covered Not covered
  • Dry basement
  • Carpentry
  • Concrete foundations and floors
  • Heating and cooling
  • Waterproofing
  • Columns
  • Masonry
  • Doors and windows
  • Electrical system
  • Garage doors
  • Glass
  • Beams
  • Landscaping
  • Footings
  • Insulation
  • Shingles
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Septic system
  • Thermal and moisture cover
  • Appliances
  • Code violations
  • Swimming pool or spa
  • Permit fees
  • Insect damage
  • House shrinkage or expansion
  • Defects caused by work done by the homeowner or somebody else when the builder’s work finished
  • Dampness or condensation caused by inadequate ventilation maintenance  
  • Joints/minor shrinkage
  • Normal paint fading

If you would like to get additional coverage that is not included in your home builder’s warranty, you should consider getting a warranty that will include all major home systems and appliances. To choose the best plan for your home, check out our home warranty reviews and find the most reliable home warranty providers in the States

The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) require builders to obtain a third-party warranty to protect buyers of newly built homes with FHA or VA loans.

Can You Claim a New Home Construction Warranty via DoNotPay?

DoNotPay can help you file your new construction home warranty claim. You should start the procedure by taking these steps:

  1. Open DoNotPay in a web browser
  2. Choose the Claim Warranty feature
  3. Select Home Warranty 
  4. Enter the warranty details and describe the issues you are having with your home
  5. Click Submit My Claim

DoNotPay files your home builder’s warranty claim instantly, and you should hear from the provider in no time. We will generate an argument according to implied warranty laws and make your case solid.

DoNotPay can help you claim warranties on your car, laptop, or any purchased item.

How To Submit a New Home Builders Warranty on Your Own?

Depending on the home warranty provider, you can file your claim in different ways. The first thing you should do is check the warranty to see if there are any instructions regarding the warranty claim procedure. If not, you might want to visit the website of the provider and find their contact information. 

In most cases, you will be able to file a warranty by:

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Online

You may want to check out the details for 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, one of the biggest companies offering new construction home warranties, or you can contact the Federal Trade Commission.

Here are the ways to file your new construction home warranty:

Can You Claim Your Warranty Via Yes/No
DoNotPay Yes
Phone Most likely
Email
Company Website
Letter Unlikely
In-Person

DoNotPay Can Help You if Your Builder’s Warranty Gets Denied

DoNotPay can assist you even if your home builder’s warranty gets rejected. You need to:

  1. Open DoNotPay in your web browser
  2. Select the Claim Warranty feature
  3. Choose Appeal a Denied Warranty Claim
  4. State that the warranty provider rejected the initial claim
  5. Provide details about the company and your rejected warranty claim

Our app will file your appeal on the spot. Once your case is processed, your home warranty provider will reach out to you directly.

What Other Problems Can DoNotPay Fix for You?

DoNotPay assists with many warranty-related issues. With our help, you can cancel a contract with American Home Shield, claim your used car’s extended warranty, or handle a dealer refusing to cancel your extended warranty

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