One Year Warranty Inspection
Your one year statutory warranty covers all aspects of your home up to 30 days prior to your anniversary date. You may submit a one year warranty form only once so it’s important that you cover as much as possible. If you do not know all aspects of your home and whether it was done right, call us and we can help with a detailed inspection.
Two Year Warranty Inspection
Your home’s two year statutory warranty coverage begins on the date you take possession of the home and ends on the day before the second anniversary of this date. For example, if your home’s date of possession is October 23, 2005, the two year warranty begins on October 23, 2005 and ends on October 22, 2007.
The two year warranty is provided by your builder and covers:
- Water penetration through the basement or foundation walls;
- Defects in materials, including windows, doors and caulking, or defects in work that result in water penetration into the building envelope;
- Defects in work or materials in the electrical, plumbing and heating delivery and distribution systems;
- Defects in work or materials which result in the detachment, displacement or deterioration of exterior cladding (such as brickwork, aluminum or vinyl siding);
- Violations of the Ontario Building Code affecting health and safety (including, but not limited to, violations relating to fire safety and the structural adequacy of the home); and
- Major structural defects. (Major structural defects are specifically defined in the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and discussed in more detail in the Seven Year Warranty section.)
Determine if Item is Covered by Two Year Warranty
Homeowners and builders who are in doubt as to whether an item is covered by the warranty should consult the Construction Performance Guidelines which describe many of the most commonly reported warranty service requests and indicate which are covered by the warranty.