A common question homeowners ask is, “Why would I ever need a home warranty?” Today, we’ll explain some of the common misconceptions homeowners have about home warranties and how those misconceptions can harm you. We’ll also show you how 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) can protect you against that harm and what you stand to gain from a 2-10 HBW home warranty.
Misconception 1: I’m already covered by a warranty
Major systems and appliances tend to come with manufacturer’s warranties. These warranties vary by length, but many of them cap at one or two years. And it always seems like something breaks down just after the warranty expires.
Consider your oven. You likely use it almost every day. Eventually, routine use will cause it to break down, even if you use it properly every single time.
If your oven breaks down outside its manufacturer’s warranty, it could cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars to repair or replace. That’s on top of the time it will take you to research, vet, and schedule appointments with professionals to help you. And since major appliances rarely break on a schedule, you may not have a plan to address this problem affordably.
That’s where 2-10 HBW can help. Our systems and appliances home warranty can cover you against common yet unexpected breakdowns to major systems and appliances.
After you file a claim, we send local, licensed service professionals to assess and address your issue. If it’s repairable, they repair it. If it’s beyond repair, we’ll help you replace it with something similar. No muss, no fuss, just a solution to a problem you didn’t create. And with 2-10 HBW, you never need to wonder when your warranty expires because you can renew it every year based on your wants and needs.
Misconception 2: My stuff is new, so I don’t need coverage
Given how much you’ll spend for new systems and appliances, it’s easy to assume that they’ll run well until they reach the end of their life span. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. In fact, 1 in 5 brand-new appliances will break down in the first 4 years of ownership.
So, say you buy a new fridge, stove, washer, dryer, and dishwasher on the same day. Within the first 4 years that you own those items, at least 1 of them is likely to break down.
But most people don’t buy all of their new appliances on the same day, which can make gauging their status even more challenging. And if more than one thing breaks down in a year, you’re likely on the hook for hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars in repair or replacement costs.
Fortunately, 2-10 HBW Home Warranty Service Agreements cover old and new appliances. They cover you against the expensive and inconvenient repairs/replacements you’ll face when a major system or appliance inevitably breaks down due to wear and tear.
Misconception 3: This won’t happen to me, and if it does, I can afford it
Just like most people think they’re above average drivers, most people incorrectly think that a major system or appliance breakdown won’t happen to them. Nearly 7 of 10 homes will face a system or appliance failure in any given year. So, it’s much more likely that something will break down than nothing at all breaking down.
Fortunately, 2-10 HBW addresses this reality. We cover over 6 million homes, provide quality coverage to reduce risks, and make protecting your home more affordable.
When something goes wrong with your home, it’s likely to cost you more money than you want. A home warranty through 2-10 HBW helps address those problems, making protecting your home more affordable.
2-10 HBW offers the most comprehensive home warranty coverage for homeowners. Let us help you protect your home.
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