Protect Your Investment
A new home is a large investment—the largest investment many people will ever make. The Alberta New Home Warranty Program (“the Program”) knows just how important that investment is to you and has developed this guide to help you protect your investment. Like a vehicle, a home requires maintenance to keep it in good working order. We encourage you to protect your investment and safeguard your warranties by following the advice in this guide.
Most of us take care of minor maintenance problems as they arise but many repairs would not be necessary if our focus shifted to preventative maintenance. There are many easy things a homeowner can do to prevent a minor maintenance project from becoming an expensive repair. In addition to avoiding expensive repairs, regular maintenance is often required to preserve warranty protection. Products should be used for their intended purpose and serviced accordingly.
This guide addresses common maintenance requirements for homes and highlights potential solutions. It does not include all situations or all potential solutions. You must also assess your own capabilities to successfully complete maintenance or hire professionals where necessary.