Protecting your new investment should be your top priority. One of the ways you can do that is with a third-part warranty. While many warranties are backed by the builder of the home, the "third-party" warranty is purchased by the builder from an independent and neutral third party.
Third-party warranties are significant because they are designed to cover items that an "all-risk" homeowners policy does not cover. All-risk policies don't offer a neutral third party, they don't insure the builder's warranty and they specifically exclude 10-year protection against major structural defects.
Be sure your builder is protected by a bonded builders new-home warranty.
The bottom line: builders who participate in a third-party warranty program care about their customers. Builders have to prove themselves on their superior quality, timeliness, customer service and financial stability in order to qualify for a new-home warranty.
**10 year materials and labor warranty on the a/c and heating unit
Ashton Homes of Texas uses StrucSure Home Warranty.