Alberta New Home Warranty Changes
In February the Alberta government adjusted its policy when it comes to New Home Warranties. Now every new home built in the province of Alberta will be protected under Alberta’s New Home Buyer Protection Act. This includes: Single family homes, duplexes, condominiums, multi-family homes, manufactured homes and recreational properties.
New Home Builders will now be required to input the warranty information for every new home they build after February 1, 2014. You will be able to access all the warranty information by simply typing in your home’s address at www.homewarranty.alberta.ca/public-registry. Home owners will be able to record critical dates and find the contact information for their warranty provider.
How Long Is My Warranty
At minimum, your new home’s warranty will cover 1 year for labour and materials: This takes care of issues with the way your home was built or the materials it was built with, such as flooring and trim.
- 2 years for delivery and distribution systems: This primarily covers defects in labour and materials related to heating, plumbing and electrical systems.
- 5 years for building envelope protection. Building envelope means the exterior shell of the home, including the roof and walls. Two additional years of coverage will also be available
- 10 years for major structural components. This covers the key structural components of your home, including its frame and foundation.
Alberta New Home Warranty Providers
These are the 5 warranty providers currently used by builders in Alberta:
- Aviva Insurance Company of Canada represented by National Home Warranty Group Inc.
- Blanket Home Warranty Ltd.
- Progressive Home Warranty Solutions Inc.
- The Alberta New Home Warranty Program
- Travelers Insurance Company of Canada
Talk to your builder about their warranty provider, it is important to know your warranty dates, especially if you are experiencing issues. If you are experiencing issues try contacting your builder but you should understand that does not mean you have filed a warranty claim. If you need to make a claim contact your home warranty provider, they will guide you through the process of making a claim.
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