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Additional Coverage

More coverage, less worries

No two homes are alike. That’s why we offer add-on options to cover the items that make your home uniquely yours. You may have pool & built-in spa equipment, a guest house, or electronics that need protecting. With American Home Shield, you can choose from those coverage options and more to add to your plan, giving you even more coverage and more peace of mind.

Available with these real estate plans

Shield Essential

Shield Plus

Shield Complete

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More about additional coverage

  • Coverage for a range of items, from pool & built-in spa equipment, to specialty built-in refrigerators, and well pumps
  • Budget protection from costly, out-of-pocket repairs
  • 30-day workmanship guarantee: if you have an issue with your completed repair within 30 days of service, we’ll send a Pro back out for free

We sweat the small stuff for you

Rest easy. With our Shield Assurances, we take care of things other home warranty companies might not, like:

  • Breakdowns caused by normal wear-and-tear, no matter the age of a covered item
  • Unknown, pre-existing breakdowns
  • Items without maintenance records
  • Duplicates of the same item, like that extra AC unit
  • Removal of defective equipment
  • Refrigerant recapture, reclaim and disposal
  • Breakdowns caused by improper installations or repairs, insufficient maintenance, rust, corrosion and sediment and mismatched HVAC systems

See the plan agreement for coverage details, including service fees, limitations and exclusions. Coverage limits and charges for non-covered items may apply.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Coverage runs concurrently with your annual home warranty plan. 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 limits, may apply. Please review the specific list of coverage limitations and exclusions for each additional coverage item via the plan agreement.

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.

Although our home warranty plans include coverage for parts of up to 23 systems and appliances you use every day, you may still want additional coverage to help cover specific items like pool & built-in spa equipment, 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 for which we can provide coverage: Roof Leak Repair (included with the ShieldComplete plan but can be added to the ShieldEssential and ShieldPlus plans), Electronics Protection, Pool & Built-in Spa Equipment, Guest Units (under 750 square feet), Septic Pumps, and Well Pumps.

You can place your first service once your coverage begins on the day of closing. Service requests can easily be placed 24/7 online via MyAccount or by calling 1-888-691-2854 during standard business hours to request service.

It's an annual home warranty plan that helps with the cost and hassle when parts of your home systems and appliances break down. Our real estate-specific plans are offered to both home buyers and sellers and coverage begins immediately. You will also get protection for things other home warranties might not cover, like old home systems and appliances, insufficient maintenance, improper installations or repairs, mismatched HVAC systems in certain circumstances, and more.

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