Structural warranties for new home builders

Protect your business and make homebuyers happier with a builders warranty from America’s Preferred Structural Warranty (APSW).


What is a structural warranty or builders warranty?

A structural warranty, also known as a builders warranty, is an agreement between a builder and homebuyer that helps protect both the builder and homebuyer against possible construction defects. It sets clear expectations on both parties about what is covered and what isn’t covered in the builders warranty. Having a structural warranty can significantly reduce financial risks for both parties.


We have everything you expect from a structural warranty provider – plus a few added perks.

  • An innovative pricing approach

  • Plan and coverage flexibility

  • Builders Risk deductible reimbursement

  • Best-in-class marketing materials

  • 24/7/365 award-winning customer service

What we cover

What APSW warranties cover

Plans that start on day one of closing and protect your business from financial setbacks.



Limits your warranty obligations for workmanship and materials for the first year after closing to the performance standards and other terms within the warranty document.



Limits your warranty obligations for critical systems (like electrical, plumbing, and ductwork) for up to two years after closing to the performance standards and other terms within the warranty document.



We offer 10 years of coverage on major foundation and load-bearing structural defects.

Coverage details

Standard structural warranty coverage includes:


1 Year:
  1. Roof covering
  2. Exterior siding
  3. Interior Trim
  4. Cabinets
  5. Paint
  6. Drywall
  7. Door Panels
  8. Carpet
  9. Tiles
  10. Hardwood Floors
  11. Countertops


10 Years
  1. Roof Framing
  2. Beams
  3. Footings and Foundation
  4. Load-Bearing Walls
  5. Floor Framing Systems

Designated Load-Bearing Components


1 or 2 Years:
  1. Electrical
  2. Plumbing
  3. Ductwork


This house diagram shows some common items generally covered under the warranty; it is intended for illustration purposes only. They may not all apply to your home, or the warranty provided on your home. Refer to the warranty issued on your home for complete coverages, exclusions, and limitations.

Explore our plans

Warranty plans we offer

Soil movement causes over 80% of structural defects in a home's foundation.
Rest easy knowing our plans help keep you protected.

1-2-10 or 1-1-10
  • 1-Year coverage on workmanship
  • 1 or 2-Year coverage on home systems
  • 10-year coverage on structural defects
Structural Warranty Plan
  • 10-year coverage on structural defects

Standard workmanship and systems coverage with flexible structural coverage

builder backed plan

Builder Backed Plan

A builder-liability option where APSW defines coverage and performance.

repose plan

Statute of Repose Plan

Standard coverage plus structural protection based on state limits.

shared risk plan

Shared Risk Plan

Standard coverage with first dollar claim deductible for structural claims.

total protection plan

Total Protection Plan

Our 1-1-10 plan and APHW's New Construction Plan.

multi family buildings plan

Multi-Family Buildings Plan

Standard workmanship and systems coverage on each unit.

Warranty pricing

What does our 10-year structural warranty cost?

Don´t let extra items in a home closing price impact the cost of coverage. With APSW, you get the coverage you expect from a premium structural warranty without the extra costs.

Discover how APSW does things differently to save builders money.


Build confidently with BuilderSecure™

Want to build homes with less risk? Our BuilderSecure™ program gives you even more support and protection.

With Buildersecure™, you can get reimbursed for 75% (up to $2500 per home) on any Builders Risk deductible for claims that happen during construction on a home enrolled in the APSW warranty program.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a structural warranty?

A structural warranty or builders warranty helps builders sell homes faster because it gives homebuyers confidence in their new home. It can also help builders protect themselves from possible financial risks resulting from structural issues that might occur during the coverage period.

Is the structural warranty transferrable?

Yes. APSW warranties are fully transferrable.

How do I join the APSW structural warranty program?

Getting started in our structural warranty program is easy! Simply fill out this form and one of our Business Development Managers can assist you.

Ready to learn more? We're here to help.

Get in touch with our award-winning customer care team for unique pricing on our structural warranty plans.


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