The House Method editorial team provides objective ratings on the products and services our readers care about. We want to offer quick, digestible facts about home warranty providers to help you make an informed decision when purchasing a home warranty.
When you come across one of our home warranty reviews, you will be provided with a summary of the home warranty provider, a home warranty comparison chart, and details about pricing, BBB rating, national availability, coverage, and service fees.
Within the summary, we explain the types of warranty plans provided by the company and what is typically included within a plan.
2. Home warranty provider comparison chart
The home warranty comparison chart comprises a House Method home warranty rating, a House Method price rating, specific details about the home warranty (for example, the BBB rating and whether the provider is available nationwide), and a link to the home warranty company’s complete House Method review.
3. House Method home warranty rating
House Method home warranty review ratings are awarded based on a weighted 10-point scale that scores home warranty providers on BBB rating, length of coverage, service fees, national availability, workmanship guarantee, coverage exclusions, and whether warranty holders can choose their own repair technicians.
We score home warranty companies on these items because we believe these are most valuable to the consumer and give a clear and objective review of the overall quality of a home warranty brand.
4. House Method price rating
A House Method price rating is a relative score that compares the price of a brand’s products or services to its peers that we’ve reviewed. The prices of products and services are based on our independent research. Each dollar sign represents an objective tiered amount of money, depending on the category of the product or service being reviewed.
5. BBB rating, national availability, and service fees
In our home warranty reviews, we provide details on BBB rating, national availability, and service fees to give the consumer a more complete review of what each home warranty offers.
BBB ratings represent the BBB’s opinion of how a company is likely to interact with its customers. This rating is based on the business’ complaint history with the BBB, the type of business, the length of time the business has been operating, and the transparency of the business, among other factors. BBB assigns ratings from A+ (highest rating possible) to F (lowest rating possible). In some cases, the BBB will not rate the business due to insufficient information. Lack of BBB rating is not the same as a poor BBB rating, but is simply reflective of too little data.
National availability information is provided to inform the consumer about where he or she can purchase a home warranty plan. Some home warranty providers are available nationwide, while some are available only in certain states.
Service fee information is provided so the consumer knows about additional costs and deductible amounts when services need to be performed.
6. Home warranty coverage
Home warranty coverage information provides details on each home warranty’s coverage length, coverage exclusions, and claims process.
7. Consumers Advocate opinion and customer reviews
We include Consumers Advocate opinions in our reviews because we believe in the power of third-party review and opinion in informing a purchase decision. These are independent editorial reviews that include a score on a scale of 1 to 10, in addition to pros and cons of the business. Customer reviews are also provided to objectively inform the reader about personal experience with the specific home warranty plan and provider.
House Method rating methodology
Because we endeavor to provide the very best home warranty reviews, we based our ratings on information found through our independent research, including information found on the website of the company being reviewed as of the date of most recent review or through contacting the subject company as an anonymous prospective customer. We aim to update our ratings on a systematic and periodic basis and to disclose the date of most recent review on pages where the rating appears. Please see our rating methodology for additional information.