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Additional Coverage

Protect your budget and make breakdowns less stressful with Additional Coverage from American Home Shield

          *Roof Leak Repair Coverage not available in HI.

Additional Coverage

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Let's face it, stuff breaks down. An American Home Shield home service plan can help make these inevitable breakdowns less stressful. As a member, you know your budget, your time and let’s be honest, your sanity, are covered.


Find a plan that's right for you. We're super flexible.


Helps protect parts of 14 major systems that keep your home running.
Heating and Cooling Systems
Electrical Systems
Plumbing Systems
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Covers everything in ShieldSilver, plus 9 more appliances that you use every day.
Heating and Cooling Systems
Electrical Systems
Plumbing Systems
Kitchen Appliances
Laundry Appliances
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Covers everything in ShieldGold, plus roof leaks and more.
Heating and Cooling Systems
Electrical Systems
Plumbing Systems
Kitchen Appliances
Laundry Appliances
Roof Leak Repairs
Unlimited A/C refrigerant
Coverage for code violations and permits
Besides the specific terms listed here, coverage may be limited by general exclusions in your home warranty contract. For more coverage information, please read the Sample Contract, including but not limited to, the "Coverage Overview" and "".
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All home warranties are not created equal. Our Shield Assurances are always included, even in our base plans. This means you’ll get protection for:
Older items, no matter their age
Undetectable pre-existing conditions
Items without maintenance records
Breakdowns caused by lack of maintenance
Improper installations, repairs or modifications
Malfunctions due to sediment, rust or corrosion
Removal of old, defective items
Duplicates of the same item, like that extra A/C unit


Additional Coverage runs concurrently with your annual home warranty plan, which lasts a year based on your initial membership start date. So, when your home warranty plan expires, so does the Additional Coverage. 

No, we do not place a limit on the number of covered repairs, although some coverage limitations and exclusions, such as dollar amount caps, may apply. Please review the specific list of coverage limitations and exclusions for each Additional Coverage item via the sample contract

You can add Additional Coverage when you purchase your home warranty plan, within the first 60 days of your plan being active via MyAccount or by calling 1-888-682-1043, or during the open member renewal period. 

Although our ShieldSilver™, ShieldGold™, and ShieldPlatinum™ home warranty plans include coverage for up to 23 systems and appliances you use every day, you may still want Additional Coverage to help cover specific items like pools and spas, electronics, guest units, and more. American Home Shield® Additional Coverage takes the stress out of covered breakdowns and helps protect your budget. Here are the additional items we cover, no matter their age: Roof Leak Repair (included with the ShieldPlatinum™ plan but can be added to the ShieldSilver™ and ShieldGold™ plans), Electronics Protection, Pools & Inground Spas, Guest Units (under 750 square feet), Septic Pumps, and Well Pumps

Our standard contract term is 1 year and can be renewed upon expiration. When you purchase a new home warranty plan, there is a 30-day waiting period before you can make your first service request. 

Our best plan is the one that’s right for you! The ShieldSilver™ plan is for homeowners who want to cover the must-haves like your heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems. The ShieldGold™ plan is perfect for anyone who wants to live life with less interruptions, especially in the laundry room and kitchen, with coverage for the main systems and appliances you use every day. And with the ShieldPlatinum™ plan, you get coverage for just about everything: key components of 23 major home systems and appliances, plus premium features like Roof Leak Repair Coverage, double the coverage for appliances, and a free HVAC Tune-up. No two homes are the same, and that’s why we have options – so you can find the plan that fits your needs. 


People across the country love the protection that an American Home Shield home warranty provides. And our home warranty reviews prove it.
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