National Warranty manual

S E C T I O N 5 — H OM E C OM P O N E N T S A N D T O P I C S

Power Surge Power surges are the result of local conditions beyond the control of Century Communities and are excluded from limited warranty coverage. These can result in burned-out bulbs or damage to sensitive electronic equipment such as TVs, alarm systems and computers. Damage resulting from lightning strikes is excluded. It is recommended that you consider the use of surge suppressors to protect your equipment.


Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines Changes in temperature and humidity cause all building materials to expand and contract. Dissimilar materials expand or contract at different rates. This movement results in separation between materials, particularly dissimilar ones. You will see the effects in small cracks in drywall and in paint, especially where moldings meet drywall, at mitered corners, and where tile grout meets tub or sink. While this can be alarming, it is normal. Shrinkage of the wood members of your home is inevitable and occurs in every new home. Although this is most noticeable during the first year, it may continue beyond that time. In most cases, caulk and paint are all that you need to conceal this minor evidence of a natural phenomenon. Even though properly installed, caulking shrinks and cracks. Maintenance of caulking is your responsibility. Century Communities Limited Warranty Century Communities provides one-time repairs to many of the effects of expansion and contraction at one year anniversary. See individual categories such as drywall and caulk for details. Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines Depending on the community in which your home is located, fencing may be included with your home, it may be an optional item, or it may be an item you consider adding after your move-in. When Century Communities installs fencing as part of your new home, we confirm it is in good condition during your orientation. All types of fencing require some routine maintenance. Drainage In planning, installing and maintaining fencing, allow existing drainage patterns to function unimpeded. When installing a fence, use caution in distributing soil removed to set posts to avoid blocking drainage swales. Plan enough space under the bottom of a wood fence for water to pass through. Homeowner Association Design (Architectural) Review If you choose to add fencing after moving into your new home, keep in mind the need to obtain approval from the Design Review Committee of your homeowners association. Specific requirements about style, height and position on the lot are described in the FENCING


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