Why You Need a New Home Warranty

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: February 4, 2021

The last thing you want when purchasing a new home is the added expense of unforeseen repairs. The process of buying a new home is stressful enough without having to worry about what might suddenly break down, stop working or fall apart.


When you move into a new home, it’s nearly impossible to know what has been truly well maintained or recently replaced. That’s why a new home warranty can offer you the ultimate peace of mind.


In addition to the complete coverage that a new home warranty provides, it also offers a variety of benefits that will ensure you rest easy in your new home.


2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

When you join a Legacy Homes community, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty is your home warranty administrator. They have protected 5.8 million new and pre-owned homes since 1980. Their main focus is to reduce financial risks for homeowners and home builders alike. We are proud to offer homeowners a home warranty


An Overview of Your Warranties and What They Cover

With a new home warranty from 2-10, you’ll have complete coverage across a wide variety of your home’s most vital components and your workmanship warranty protects against any defects. Let’s go over what warranties are included and what they cover.


Workmanship Warranty

Your workmanship warranty applies to the materials used in your home, such as:

  • Roof Covering
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Door Panels
  • Exterior Siding
  • Basement Floor
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Drywall
  • Interior Trim
  • Carpet and Hardwood Floors
  • Paint
  • Fireplace


Problems appear, and we want to protect buyers from any added worry when it comes to moving into their new Legacy Home.


Distribution Warranty

Your distribution systems warranty covers everything that’s going on behind the scenes in your new home. Under this warranty, the following items in your home are protected:

  • Supply Piping
  • Waste Piping
  • Ductwork
  • Electrical Wiring


Structural Warranty

Even in a newly built home, unforeseen structural problems can arise. Your structural warranty covers the literal foundation of your home – from beams and frames, to your floors and foundation systems. No home is immune to occasional issues, so it’s important to be covered in case the unfortunate happens. These items are covered in your structural warranty:

  • Roof Framing Systems
  • Load-bearing Walls and Petitions
  • Beam
  • Columns
  • Footings and Foundation Systems
  • Floor framing systems
  • Girders
  • Lintels
  • Masonry Arches


However, there are a few exclusions that are not covered in your structural warranty such as retaining walls or bulkheads, boundary walls, driveways, decks and porches, detached carports, outbuildings, swimming pools or other exterior recreational facilities, or any other appurtenant structure.


How to Submit a Claim

In addition to extending coverage to every corner of your home, a new home warranty saves you the headache of having to research and hire repair services or contractors when an issue suddenly occurs. Not to mention, it saves you money.


We make it easy to submit a claim for any of your warranties. All you need to do is contact Legacy Homes who will receive your request and reach out to assess the damage and remedy defects that are covered under your new home warranty. However, you must notify us no later than 15 days after the expiration of your workmanship or warranty term.


To submit a claim for your structural warranty, you must contact your warranty administrator as soon as possible to report any damage, but no later than 30 days after your structural warranty term. You then must submit a $250 investigation fee that will be returned to you if there are structural defects found that are covered under your warranty.


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No Added Financial Burden

After you buy a home, the last thing you want is to continuously need to invest in costly replacements or bear the financial burden of unexpected repairs. You’ve done the hard (and expensive) work of buying a home, and now you should be free to enjoy it.


Your home warranty can help mitigate the expense of being a new homeowner. The cost of system and appliance repairs can quickly skyrocket over time, outstripping the cost of simply investing in the coverage you need up front.


When you minimize these expenses, you leave your money free to do other, more important things! There’s no reason to dip even further into your savings in the years following the purchase of your new home.


Ultimate Peace of Mind

A new home warranty saves you time, hassle and money not only immediately following the purchase of your home, but for the many years that follow. With no way to predict the future, the best thing you can do is give yourself a way to easily, seamlessly and affordably deal with issues.


We would be thrilled to help you choose the coverage that best suits your needs. This year, we are proud to have received the 2-10 Home Warranty Premier Builder Achievement Award for the third year in a row. We care deeply about bringing affordable, stress-free solutions to new homeowners in our communities and we can’t wait for you to join one of them!




Keeping Your Home Warm During Winter

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: December 4, 2020

Though we love the cozy parts of the winter, like bundling up inside next to a fire and sipping hot cocoa, no one likes dealing with a cold or drafty house all winter! There are a lot more options available to you to keep your winter home warm than just turning up the thermostat and hoping for the best. A lot of factors can influence how much cold air is getting into your home and how well your space retains heat. Besides cranking up the thermostat dial, here are a few more things you can do to stay warm this winter.


Tips and Tricks for Staying Warm

Swap Out Your Curtains

One of the most expensive mistakes you can make in wintertime is letting the valuable heat your furnace or fireplace has worked so hard to generate escape. Heat can float right out walls, windows, and doors even when they’re closed or well insulated. Now your furnace or fireplace has to work overtime to pump in heat that’s vanishing, which can get expensive fast.


Replacing your regular curtains with winter curtains creates a barrier between the cold weather outside and the environment inside. Winter curtains are made with an insulating material that’s designed to keep the heat in and block the chill that can easily creep in through the glass of your windows. Winter curtains are not only functional, but come in a variety of styles for you to choose from so that you can keep your home fashionable, as well!


Rearrange Your Furniture

It’s pretty likely that you don’t rearrange your furniture every winter. That’s because most of us have never even stopped to consider how our furniture might impact the way heat circulates throughout our homes. Surprisingly, your furniture can play an important part in keeping your home warm throughout winter!


Furniture can be an obstacle that hinders heat from reaching the colder areas of your home. Our instinct is to place couches, sofas, or other furniture right in front of the fireplace or near a heating vent so that we can fully enjoy the warmth while we sit there. We know you want to be cozy, but furniture like this can absorb the heat, preventing it from circulating throughout the rest of the house. When temperatures drop and especially when it’s well below freezing, try moving your large furniture away from the fireplace and heating vents to free the flow of heat, allowing it to circulate through your home unobstructed.


Keep Out Drafts

There’s truly nothing worse than getting a cold blast of air when you walk through a room, especially if you’ve managed to make the rest of the house warm and toasty!


You can eliminate drafts by installing insulated windows, which will maintain your home’s temperature and lower your energy costs. However, we get that new windows might not be an option for everyone, so an easy alternative is creating your own draft stopper!


Draft stoppers can be made really quickly and often with items you already have on hand so that they don’t cost you anything. A draft stopper can be a rolled up cloth, towel, or blanket that you place at the base of doors and windows to keep the cold drafts out. If you’re feeling really crafty, there are tons of DIY options that can make this task fun and fashionable!


Invest in Proper Home Maintenance

While there are plenty of ways you can turn up the heat in your winter home on your own, proper maintenance is crucial to the longevity of your house. Below freezing temperatures can gradually wear down your home and make winter-related issues difficult to get a handle on. New homes are typically the warmest in the winter time. With the latest insulation and heating systems, invest in a new home for you and your family. Contact Legacy Homes today for more information about our new homes for sale in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama.


Your Winter Home Checklist

We hope these DIY tricks can really set you up for a warm and cozy winter! Here are just a few more things we recommend checking off your winter home maintenance list for maximum heat efficiency.


1) Change or clean out your furnace filters – this ensures your furnace is functioning properly and at peak performance, lowering your overall heating costs


2) Leave indoor faucets on a slow drip – in extreme temperatures, leaving your faucets dripping hot water will keep your pipes from freezing


3) Stock up on firewood – keep your firewood in a dry place so that it burns efficiently. It’s great to have a large stock of easily accessible firewood so that you don’t run out when you need it most.


4) Check weather stripping – well maintained stripping will prevent leaks during bad weather.


5) Clean your roof – buildup on your roof can cause expensive damage. Remove anything that adds unnecessary weight or burden to your roof like ice, snow, and other debris.


6) Properly store/maintain outdoor tools and furniture – You’ll want your snow shovels and blowers in a convenient place for when you need them. Everything else (like gardening tools) should be stored properly so that it is not damaged by the cold weather. This includes patio furniture, grills, and any other items you won’t be using until the weather warms up again!


Once you’ve done all of this, your final task is tracking down your best blanket, making your favorite hot beverage, and settling down to enjoy your warm and toasty home all winter!