Owning a home is a big deal, whether it’s a traditional house or a manufactured home. It’s an investment you’ll have to live with—and maintain—for decades. If you’re considering purchasing a manufactured home, it’s essential to know what the warranty covers and doesn’t. Manufactured homes have been around for decades and have become increasingly popular due to their affordability and flexibility. But like any other type of home, manufactured homes can experience issues with their construction or components after they’re built. If you are considering buying a manufactured home warranty, here’s what you need to know about how it can protect your investment:
The Warranties On New Homes Typically Aren’t That Different From Those Of Traditional Houses
The warranties on new homes typically aren’t that different from those of traditional houses. They cover the same things, like plumbing, heating/air systems, and appliances. But there are some key differences to keep in mind when considering purchasing a home warranty:
- Warranties are usually for a year instead of 10 years like they are with mortgages or car loans. If this is an issue for you, ask your realtor or builder what kind of warranty they offer before closing a deal.
- Warranties are usually transferable to subsequent owners if the original owner sells within two years after taking possession of their new manufactured home (in other words, if it’s less than two years old). If one owner buys another’s home without checking into their recent history with regard to selling/buying/moving across cities/states/countries (which can affect whether or not our warranty will still be valid), then it might not matter how long ago you purchased the unit; it could still be under warranty at that point in time—and therefore include coverage for any damages caused by someone else!
What Does A Typical Manufactured Home Warranty Cover?
A manufactured home warranty covers the house itself. In other words, if you own a manufactured home and it needs to be replaced due to damage from an accident or natural disaster, the warranty will cover replacing your home with a new one.
Warranties also cover all of the systems inside your home, and appliances—plumbing, electrical wiring, and heating/cooling systems are covered under a typical warranty plan.
The warranty will often cover leaks in the plumbing fixtures of your house. This includes toilets and faucets but not things like shower heads that are easily repaired without a major expense (or replacement). If you have an issue with pipes under your home or in the crawl space under it (called “underground”), you should check with your manufactured home retailer before purchasing a warranty to see if they will cover those areas while still under warranty coverage limits.
If you have any questions about what your warranty coverage includes or if you think something might be wrong with your home that isn’t covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, talk to an insurance agent who specializes in manufactured homes.
Manufactured Home Warranties Typically Do Not Cover The Following:
- Normal wear and tear. A warranty will only cover damage that is unrelated to normal wear and tear. For example, if you bought your manufactured home new and it has been in your possession for two years, that’s no longer considered “new.” The parts will have experienced some level of wear and tear. The warranty would be void in this case because all homes eventually experience such damage over time; it is simply a matter of severity.
- Bad workmanship or neglect on your part. If you did something wrong when building your house or failed to take proper care of it during its lifetime (such as failing to properly maintain its roof), then any resulting damage from these actions won’t be covered by your warranty either.
- Manufactured home warranties also don’t cover things that are the result of neglect. A warranty won’t repair or replace an item if the homeowner improperly installed it or if it was damaged by something like fire, water damage, or termites. It’s also important to note that most warranties do not include coverage for vandalism or theft.