Do Builders Usually Offer a Standard Warranty?


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All builders who perform work under contract provide a basic warranty, either orally expressed or written into the construction contract. A warranty ensures the owner's recourse if builder does not fulfill the contract terms.

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Warranties may be express, implied or statutory. The general warranty specifies that the materials are of good quality, that the work adheres to the contract documents, and that the workmanship has no defects. The contract may also include a call-back warranty, allowing the owner to correct any unsatisfactory work which the contractor fails to correct on notice. The owner may then bill the contractor for the repairs. The call-back warranty does not limit the general warranty and may be issued as an additional warranty.

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