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Would finishing basement void terrion warranty?

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Posted by: from Stouffville
3/31/2016 at 8:57:30 PM

I would love to finish my basement in the next 3 months. It's a new build but have been told that if anything were to happen it would void my terrion warranty. The house has been up for almost a year now. What do you think?

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Date/Time3/31/2016 at 10:26:40 PM

Hi Eileen,

If the architect was involved and structural engineer if required and building permit,meaning the inspectors would be inspecting the project as it gets build , that solves Your concern.

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Date/Time4/1/2016 at 1:12:49 AM

As a supplier of a cladding material I think this is a great question but you need to speak directly with your warranty people. I don't want to guess what the correct answer would be.

Sorry and thanks for your interest.

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Richard from Delta links Corp. in Etobicoke
Date/Time4/1/2016 at 8:54:56 AM

Most homeowners can't wait to put their mark on their new home by decorating and renovating. Before making any renovations to a new home, read your agreement of purchase and sale.

In many agreements, builders include a clause that states you should not finish your basement within the first two years of possession. These years are when homeowners should be watching for any foundation cracks or water leaks in their basement. If there is water penetration, unless the builder has finished your basement, he or she is not responsible for the damage it may cause to your basement's finishes.

If renovations damage an item under warranty, that item will no longer be covered. For example, if you install pot lights and the alterations made to the electrical panel cause issues with the electricity in your home, it will no longer be covered under warranty

In short, you need to read the fine print on the Agreement of Purchase and Sale from the builder to decide what is your coverage.

Richard Ghossein

Delta Links Corp.

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Date/Time4/1/2016 at 11:42:07 AM

It doesn't void Tarion warranty it just gives builder a reason not to do anything. No matter whats going to happen, builder will blame your basement contractor and you'll have to go to court to prove builder wrong.

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