New homes built in AB are protected by 2-5-10 home warranty insurance, as set out by the New Home Buyer Protection Act of AB. Mandatory warranty insurance includes the following coverages:
2 years' coverage on labour and materials as follows:
- 12 months coverage for defects in material and labour
- 24 months coverage for defects in material and labour for delivery and distribution systems (heating, electrical, plumbing, etc.)
5 years coverage for defects in the building envelope
10 years coverage for structural defects
This statutory protection is widely recognized as one of the strongest and most effective home warranty standards in Canada.
To learn more about consumer protection legislation and regulations, visit http://homewarranty.alberta.ca.