The one-year warranty: New construction
The standard “one year expressed limited warranty” also known as
the “Fit and Finish warranty” is an industry standard and a California
CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 900], and is considered an implied
Four-year warranty: All contractors / all jobs
A licensed contractor is required to give a warranty on items installed
under his /her license to be free from defective installation.
requirements for up to four years after the completion of a job. The
claim may be made on any defect, either known or unknown, and
discovered within the four-year period
CALIFORNIA BUSINESS AND
PROFESSIONS CODE SECTION 7091-a].
Ten-year warranty: Structural defects
A licensed contractor and/or the engineer on record is required to
provide a warranty on certain engineered components that they are
to be free form engineering defects, miscalculation or omissions.
These defects may be considered Latent defects. Latent defects are defects which lay
dormant and are undiscoverable without certain expertise or disaster.