Ensuring the integrity of your new home is vital, and that’s where our third-party, impartial, licensed residential inspectors come in. They are dedicated to uncovering any building deficiencies during your home warranty period, saving you from unexpected out-of-pocket expenses.
Our commitment goes beyond inspections; we aim to empower you with knowledge for effective home system maintenance.
Engaging a third-party, impartial, and licensed residential inspector is crucial to identify any building deficiencies while your home is still under warranty. This proactive approach allows for necessary repairs to be made at the expense of the warranty, sparing you the financial burden.
Let us empower you with knowledge about the proper maintenance of your home’s systems, helping you preserve its value. Once your home is constructed, it’s essential to keep up with routine tasks like cleaning out eavestroughs and regularly changing furnace filters. Maintaining proper grading for any new landscaping work is also the responsibility of the homeowner.
But what exactly is a New Home Warranty?
Since February 1, 2014, the Alberta government mandates a minimum “1-2-5-10” coverage for newly built homes, as long as the building permit application was submitted after that date. Previously, home builders offered varying levels of new home warranties, and some may continue to exceed the minimum standards of “1-2-5-10” coverage.
Several warranty providers are available for home builders to choose from. It’s essential to know which provider your builder is associated with. Familiarize yourself with your warranty provider, important warranty dates, and the necessary steps to follow if you ever need to file a claim. Before your warranty expires, we strongly recommend having a licensed and certified professional inspector thoroughly assess your home’s major systems through a comprehensive new home warranty inspection from top to bottom!
The “1-2-5-10 Coverage” is a warranty framework for newly built homes:
1 Year: Covers labor and materials, including cosmetic items.
2 Year: Focuses on Heating, Plumbing, and Electrical systems.
5 Year: Protects the building envelope (outer shell).