Atlanta Stucco Bond or Warranty vs Atlanta Contractor Warranty
Avoid any conflict of interests. Asks all the right questions. Who is your underwriter? What happens if you go out of business? Can I have my own stucco inspector inspect the property for claim issues? How long are your warranties? Why can I only get a 1 year warranty with your company?
True Third-Party Representation — No inflating repair costs or requiring unnecessary repairs because MoistureFree doesn’t receive a single penny from stucco contractors or stucco inspectors for the work done on your home!
Covers The Entire Stucco System! – It doesn’t matter if the stucco inspector missed something or the stucco contractor’s repairs failed, you’re covered.
Backed By Residential Warranty Corporation — A Risk Retention Company with an “Excellent” rating from A.M. Best and a solid nineteen – year history with MoistureFree Warranty.
Nationally Recognized – Adds credibility and value to your real estate transaction. Many relocation companies and lenders use MoistureFree to handle all of their stucco issues.
Approved By The Courts—MoistureFree was the warranty and service provider to the national class-action settlement for Dryvit Systems…the largest EIFS manufacturer in the country.
Certified National Service Network — Works with Atlanta Certified MoistureFree Contractors and Inspectors throughout the greater Atlanta GA Region. You choose your Atlanta stucco inspector and Atlanta stucco contractor… MoistureFree makes sure they provide good inspections and repairs, or they make it right!
Doesn’t Cover Your Entire Exterior! Contractors can’t legally guarantee any area of the home that they didn’t repair themselves.
Backed By Who? – Contractor guarantees have no third-party backing. If they have insurance, they can’t specify the performance of that insurance to your benefit without the underwriters permission. Insurers simply won’t specifically back a contractor’s guarantee.
Who Will Repair Your Home? The contractor who did the work wrong the first time? Is that who you are relying upon to come back? One big lawsuit and the contractor and your guarantee might be gone.
Expensive or Often Unnecessary Repairs — Stucco contractors make much more on bigger jobs, so they often inflate the amount of work or the price…or include questionable repairs. Who will be watching out for you? Not the contractor who is also selling you their guarantee…
Will They Really Return Your Calls Months or Years From Now? Once a contractor is paid and gone, getting them to return to fix a problem is often difficult, to say the least. Guarantee or not, getting issues resolved months or years after the job is finished is risky business.
- Who Will They Blame? If it wasn’t their work that failed… you’re not covered! Wasn’t originally found by the inspector…you’re not covered! Caused by something other than a failure of their work…you’re not covered! Remember, they aren’t looking for repeat business from you, so you are not covered! Remember, they aren’t looking for repeat business from you, so you have little leverage to get them to service your problem.
Myths About MoistureFree Stucco Bond Warranty
MYTH: MoistureFree Warranty never covers framing damage.
FALSE! The warranty terms and conditions are only the minimum actions that can be taken. The MoistureFree stucco bond takes care of its clients, including the repair of areas at risk for structural failure. That’s why 67% of
MoistureFree’s customers renew their stucco warranty coverage. MoistureFree wants your business for years to come and our claims service is one of our strongest sales tools!
MYTH: MoistureFree only pays $250 for a high moisture area.
FALSE! The MoistureFree stucco bond defines a failure location as a high moisture area of approximately seven square feet. A warranted area can have several failure locations, so the warranty benefit is a multiple of at least $250. For example, a kickout failure area could include six locations of moisture totaling $1,500 for that one area . Homeowners can choose higher coverage amounts, doubling or tripling the potential claim dollars available. Properly managed by MoistureFree, the basic coverage amount is adequate to repair or modify an area affected by high moisture.
MYTH: Contractor’s guarantees cover more than MoistureFree.
FALSE! Stucco contractor’s guarantees CAN’T cover more than MoistureFree because they don’t cover areas not repaired by the contractor or not originally found by the stucco inspector… this represents most of our claims! As for repairing framing, the MoistureFree stucco bond always repairs framing at risk of structural failure. Remember, the stucco contractor is just repairing their own failed work under their guarantee! Considering the client paid them thousands to do the work right, it seems like the least they could do….provided you can get them to do it!
Example Problems With Contractor Guarantees: Atlanta
Atlanta – A stucco inspection and repair company provides a guarantee and an estimate of about $8,000 to a stucco homeowner. In fine print, nearly $13,000 in additional repairs are mentioned, but represented as “only necessary if the areas are found to be moisture damaged.” The moisture inspection already showed these areas to be “soft” meaning the area had, at the least, damaged substrate wood. The open-ended contract is sold to the unsuspecting customer, but the actual repair bill is over $21,000. This scam has been pulled on hundreds of unsuspecting homeowners. Beware!
Chicago – A well-known repair contractor fails to provide acceptable warranty services to MoistureFree, has high failure rates on his work, and is removed from the MoistureFree-approved contractor list. In response, they create their own “warranty.” They have no third-party backing, can’t warrant the whole home, and have a seriously tainted history of inflating prices and recommending unnecessary repairs. If they didn’t provide a minimum of service for MoistureFree, do you really think they will do it for you months or years from now?