When you’re looking to purchase a home the fear of potential repairs and damages is one of the greatest worries. When you’re putting down all your savings on a down-payment the thought of needing to put in thousands of dollars for repairs only a few months later can be a huge burden. Fortunately, this is where home warranties come into play. A home warranty is one of the best ways to bring yourself peace of mind as you begin unpacking and getting settled in your new home. But what exactly is a home warranty? Let’s learn more.
Home Warranty 101
To start, a home warranty is like any other manufacturer warranty, but for your biggest purchase yet. They usually come with a one year contract that will cover replacement or repair of most major home components and appliances. This tends to include refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves and can include additional coverage to include other features like pools, pumps, and more. If any of these items fail due to age, system failure, or other issues the repair or replacement will be covered. These warranties are purchased at any time and can help reduce the stress of moving significantly. On average they cost about $75 a month, this number may be higher if you choose to include more in your coverage.
How Do You Use A Home Warranty?
Even if you have a thorough home inspection before you make your purchase, sometimes equipment fails regardless. When the worst happens you’ll be thankful for how simple it is to use your home warranty. If you have a breakdown that falls within your warranty, you’ll want to set up an appointment with a pre-screened, licensed service provider. Once the damage has been assessed they can help you ascertain the level of repairs needed and begin proper action. With most warranties, you will only need to pay the service call fee, with the rest of the repairs being fully covered.
Get Peace Of Mind With Homeland Builders
As you begin your home buying and designing process make sure to consider a home warranty to protect your finances and your family from any issues. Even the best designs and appliances can have unexpected defects, but with a home warranty, you’ll be protected. To learn more or for help designing your dream home, call the experts at Homeland Builders. We proudly serve the custom home needs of families throughout Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Queen Anne’s County, Prince George’s County, Saint Mary’s County, Montgomery County, and Howard County. If you’re located in Maryland and have a vision for the perfect home for you and your family, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 443-336-1163 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today, and we will be happy to answer all of your home building questions. Let us provide you with our complimentary consultation to discuss your project design and budgeting requirements.