New Home Warranty Provisions

Your Andrin Warranty Coverage, backed by the TARION Warranty Corporation is divided into three coverage periods as outlined below:

One-Year: coverage ensures that your home is constructed in a workmanlike manner and free from defects in material, fit for habitation, constructed in accordance with the Ontario Building Code and free of major structural defects.

Two-Year: coverage includes water penetration through the basement or foundation walls, defects in materials, including windows, doors and caulking, or defects in work that result in water penetration into the building envelope, defects in work or materials in the electrical, plumbing and heating delivery and distribution systems, defects in work or materials which result in the detachment, displacement or deterioration of exterior cladding (such as brickwork, aluminium or vinyl siding), violations of the Ontario Building Code affecting health and safety (including, but not limited to, violations relating to fire safety and the structural adequacy of the home) and major structural defects. (Major structural defects are specifically defined in the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and discussed in more detail in the Seven-Year Warranty section.)

Seven-Year: During the first two years of possession of your home, the seven year Major Structural Defects (MSD) warranty is provided by Andrin Homes. After that, during years three through seven, the warranty is provided directly by TARION. A major structural defect is defined in The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act as any defect in work or materials that results in the failure of a load-bearing part of the home’s structure or materially and adversely affects its load-bearing function, or any defect in work or materials that materially and adversely affects the use of the building as a home. The seven-year MSD warranty includes significant damage due to soil movement, major cracks in basement walls, collapse or serious distortion of joints or roof structure and chemical failure of materials

The seven-year MSD warranty includes significant damage due to soil movement, major cracks in basement walls, collapse or serious distortion of joints or roof structure and chemical failure of materials.

Warranty Exclusions -
Non-Warrantable Items include:

  • Damage resulting from improper maintenance, such as dampness or condensation caused by the homeowner’s failure to maintain proper ventilation levels or improper operation of a humidifier, hot tub or any other moisture-producing device, etc.
  • Alterations, deletions or additions made by the homeowner (such as changes to the direction of the grading or the slope of the ground away from the house).
  • Defects in materials, design and work supplied or installed by the homeowner/purchaser.
  • Secondary damage caused by defects under warranty. While the defects themselves are covered, the personal or property damage they cause is not. However, your homeowner insurance may cover secondary damage.
  • Normal wear and tear, such as scuffs and scratches to floor and wall surfaces caused by homeowners moving, decorating, and/or day-to-day use of the home.
  • Normal shrinkage of materials that dry out after construction (such as nail “pops” or minor concrete cracking). Drywall cracks and nail-pops will be dealt with as a courtesy during your Year-End appointment.
  • Settling soil around the house or along utility lines.
  • Damage from floods, “acts of God”, wars, riots, or vandalism.
  • Damage from insects or rodents, unless it is the result of construction that does not meet the Ontario Building Code.
  • Damage caused by municipal services or other utilities. Surface defects in work and materials noted and accepted in writing by the homeowner at the time of possession.
  • Damage caused by the homeowner or visitors

For additional information on the statutory coverage provisions, please consult your Homeowner Information Package provided to you prior to Closing or download a PDF copy directly from the TARION web site.