5 Easy Tips to Understanding Your Limited Homeowner’s Warranties!

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Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial investments you’ll make, so it’s only natural you’ll want to protect your investment and ensure your home retains the best quality possible. However, just like any other investment, we understand that sometimes things can go wrong. But there’s no need to panic, that’s what warranties are for!

Warranties may seem a little complicated, but it’s much simpler than you think! Here are 5 tips to familiarize yourself with the warranties included with your Home Creations home:

 1. Understand Your RWC Manual

After you sign the contract for your new Home Creations home, you’ll receive your Residential Warranty Company (RWC) Manual. This is your guide for everything regarding your warranties, so be sure to keep this manual in a safe place and refer to it when you have questions. We highly encourage you to read your manual carefully!

2. Learn About Your RWC Coverage

Your RWC Coverage begins after your limited 1-year builder’s coverage provided by Home Creations expires. This 10-year structural warranty is outlined in detail in your RWC Manual, so make sure it’s still tucked away in a safe place! Once your builder’s coverage expires, all warranty claims should be directed to the RWC so they can assist you in the best way possible. The RWC can be contacted at 1-800-247-1812. And remember, your carpet and appliances have their own 1-year manufacturer’s warranties so be sure to know how to contact the manufacturers should any problems arise.

3. It’s ALL In Writing

Can’t remember everything that was explained to you about the warranties for your home? Don’t worry; when it comes to warranty, it’s all in writing! Nothing can be verbally promised if it isn’t written in text! Details regarding your home’s warranty coverage can be found in your RWC Warranty Manual or you can reach out to our Warranty Department for help clarifying anything you need help with!

4. Don’t Sign Paperwork Unless ALL Work Has Been Completed

Understanding your warranties for after you move into your home is crucial, but it’s also extremely important to ensure your home is in good and acceptable condition before you move in! As you walk through your home during your Home Owner Orientation, be sure to pay close attention and request anything not completed according to standards set forth by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) be added to your punch list. Do not sign any further warranty paperwork until the work has been completed to your satisfaction! Some items cease to be covered by warranty once your paperwork has been signed and you have moved into your home!

5. Learn How To Upkeep Your New Home

Just like a new vehicle, a new home requires proper upkeep in order to preserve its lasting quality. Taking the time to understand the best practices for maintaining your home will not only help protect the quality of your home, but also help prevent issues from arising that aren’t covered by your warranties.