NAHB’s New Warranty Book Helps Builders and Remodelers Avoid Costly Mistakes

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The subject of builder and remodeler warranties is one of the most important issues affecting the building industry today. Customers have come to expect them, and builders and remodelers provide them to demonstrate their confidence in their work. BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), recently released the third edition of Warranties for Builders and Remodelers which will help industry professionals navigate the complex landscape of warranties.

Written by a team of legal experts within NAHB, this book helps inform and protect builders and remodelers by explaining the rights, responsibilities and the recommended practices and procedures for developing a warranty program.

Warranties for Builders and Remodelers contains:

  • Clear explanations of implied warranties, statutory warranties, warranties imposed by courts, and more
  • Sample language and formats for warranty documents
  • Effective tips for drafting warranties
  • State-by-state lists of case and statues applicable to construction claims

While this book does not replace the expertise of legal counsel, it serves as a guide to help building professionals better understand the warranty process. With the guidance of an attorney and this book, builders and remodelers can avoid expensive mistakes.

Authors David Jaffe, Felicia Watson, Zachary Packard have researched hundreds of warranty issues for NAHB members and have included helpful insights on their findings in this book.

Warranties for Builders and Remodelers, Third Edition is available for purchase at Soft-cover/170 pages, $29.95 retail, $26.95 NAHB member, ISBN 978-0-86718-8158.

[Editor’s Note: Editors who are interested in receiving a complimentary copy of the Third Edition of Warranties for Builders and Remodelers to review for their publications should contact Patricia Potts at].