Happy National Home Warranty Day!

Posted: February, 10, 2017 | Categories: News | General Info | Events | Home Buying 101
By Highland Homes

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Purchasing a new home is exciting and while you’re raising your glass and celebrating your new Florida home, don’t forget to add an extra cheers for your included home warranty! You’ve made a big investment, and the included warranty protection from Highland Homes means you can enjoy your new home rather than worrying about the unexpected.

February 10th marks National Home Warranty Day, and in honor of this holiday, we would like to help educate homeowners (and future homeowners!) on the benefits of having a home warranty and how this can help to reduce costs and protect you when the unexpected happens.

As a Florida homebuilder, we strive to achieve an outstanding level of customer satisfaction from the moment you walk into one of our model centers, through construction of your dream home, and continuing after you move in. That is why we include top warranty coverage for your new home. This includes a one year builder warranty, a 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, and manufacturer warranties on the name-brand products used to build your home.

It’s important to understand what home warranties cover and how they protect your investment. To ensure you have the right protection, we’ve laid out our home warranty advantages and to help you understand your protection!

Home Warranty vs Homeowner’s Insurance

Homeowners insurance generally covers damage due to incidents such as theft, vandalism, fire, hurricanes, or other catastrophic situations. The policy typically covers property damage, loss or damage of personal property (possessions in your home), as well as liability against accidents or injuries on your property.

A home warranty, on the other hand, is a service contract that helps protect you against the cost of unexpected repairs or malfunctions of components in your home.

Home Warranty Service Agreement Details

Under the 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) coverage provided by Highland Homes, your home is covered by:

  • 1 full year of surety coverage against defects in workmanship and materials — This runs concurrent to the One Year Builder warranty we also provide.
  • 2 full years of systems surety coverage against defects in major systems such as electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, and ventilating,
  • 10 full years of structural defect coverage for load-bearing components including the foundation, wall support systems, and roof framing.

Not every homebuilder provides this fantastic coverage. 2-10 HBW only accepts the best builders into their program, and annually we go through a screening process and inspection process from 2-10 to ensure we maintain a high quality product which they will cover.

Having a third-party warranty through 2-10 HBW provides you with the peace of mind that should your home ever need repairs, this independent provider is a neutral party who will resolve your claim. And, should you decide to sell your home, the 2-10 warranty is fully-transferable which increases the resale value of your home.

Now that you armed with this knowledge, take a deep breath, exhale, and be flooded with relief that your new Florida home is protected by a home warranty from the day you move in! This contract provides peace of mind that if any major systems in your home have unexpected problems, it will be covered under the warranty. To view more details on the 2-10 warranty, watch this short video clip!

What Might Not Be Covered

Certain items and events are not covered in traditional service agreements. For specific coverage details, it’s important to closely review the service agreement prior to submitting a service request. Events that would traditionally be covered by homeowners insurance, such as storm damage or vandalism, will not be covered under a service agreement. Similarly, damage to a home system or appliance that is caused specifically by the homeowner through malice or lack of maintenance is not covered under a Home Warranty Service Agreement.

Highland Homes’ Builder Warranty

For one year from the date you close on your new home, Highland Homes also provides a one-year warranty against material defects. We have a local Florida customer service team to handle your warranty claims and provide fast resolution. During this first year, your home is concurrently protected by the aforementioned 1-year surety coverage from 2-10. We remain claims free with them, which means we have handled all warranty requests internally through our team, but it’s nice to know you have this added level of neutral, unbiased protection.

The Benefits of a Home Warranty

For a homeowner who doesn’t have an emergency fund established or for one who values the protection of their finances, a home warranty is a safe-haven. While we always wish you to be safe, happy, and healthy, your home can be subject to unexpected natural forces. That is why Highland Homes provides you with the peace of mind of an insurance backed, third-party, ten-year structural warranty from 2-10 HBW.

Visit the Highland Homes website or call our Florida New Home Specialists at 863-797-4999 to learn more about our new homes in in Central Florida, Tampa Bay, Ocala, and Metro Orlando. With a wide variety of home sizes and layouts priced from the mid $100’s to $300’s, hundreds of home design options, and quality warranty protection, it’s easy to fall in love with a new Highland home — and enjoy it for years to come!

 


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