A Delaware home warranty can save you hundreds of dollars when a covered system or appliance breaks down from normal wear and tear. Your home warranty provider will handle everything from assigning a service contractor to paying for a repair, giving you peace of mind.
The This Old House Reviews Team compared the best home warranty companies nationwide and selected the top providers available in Delaware. In our research, we reviewed coverage options, monthly premiums, service fees, add-on options, and customer reviews to determine the best companies.
Delaware’s Top 3 Home Warranty Companies
The highest-rated Delaware home warranty companies include the following:
- American Home Shield: Best Coverage Caps
- Liberty Home Guard: Best Customer Ratings
- Select Home Warranty: Best Value
Annual Home Warranty Cost Calculator
Our team created a calculator to break down the estimated annual cost of owning a home warranty. Enter your monthly premium, service call fee, and estimated number of claims to see your projected annual cost. It’s best to request a quote directly from one of our recommended providers, as annual costs and service fees vary between them.
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Lifespan and repair cost data sourced from InterNACHI and Home Depot
American Home Shield
Since 1971, American Home Shield (AHS) has provided home warranty protection to homeowners in Delaware. The home warranty provider offers three plans and provides comprehensive coverage with rare protection, like coverage for items that have undetectable preexisting conditions. American Home Shield also provides monthly premium flexibility, for those who want affordable and customizable coverage.
Plans & Pricing
The ShieldSilver™ plan covers home systems, and the ShieldGold™ adds home appliance protection to the ShieldSilver’s existing coverage. The ShieldPlatinum™ covers all of the ShieldGold plan and increases coverage limits, covers roof leaks, and provides one free HVAC tune-up per contract term.
AHS also offers optional coverage for the following items: Electronic extended warranty, pool and spa, well pump, septic pump, and guest unit up to 750 square feet
AHS offers three service call fee options: $75, $100, and $125. A lower service fee tends to result in a higher monthly premium, whereas paying a higher deductible will lower your monthly premiums.
Here’s what plan pricing looks like for each AHS plan if you choose a $75 service fee:
- ShieldSilver: $54.99 per month
- ShieldGold: $64.99 per month
- ShieldPlatinum: $79.99 per month
Learn more: American Home Shield Review
Liberty Home Guard
Liberty Home Guard (LHG) is our top pick for Delaware residents due to its 38 unique add-on options, and coverage for working systems and appliances regardless of age. Liberty also offers a 60-day workmanship guarantee on all completed repairs, which is double the industry standard of 30 days.
Plans & Pricing
Liberty Home Guard offers three coverage plans: the Appliance Guard, Systems Guard and Total Home Guard. The Appliance Guard covers nine home appliances. The Systems Guard covers six major systems. The Total Home Guard covers all 15 home systems and appliances.
LHG also offers optional coverage for the following items: Additional spa, carpet cleaning, casita guest unit, central vacuum, ejector pump, electronics protection, freestanding ice maker, generator, grinder pump, gutter cleaning, in-fridge ice maker, instant hot water dispenser, lawn sprinkler system, lighting fixtures, limited roof leak, pest control, plumbing fixtures, pool and spa, pro-series clothes dryer, pro-series dishwasher, pro-series microwave, pro-series range/oven/cooktop, pro-series refrigerator, pro-series washing machines, re-key services, reverse osmosis water filter systems, saltwater pool, second refrigerator, septic system pumping, stand-alone freezer, sump pump, swamp cooler, trash compactor, water dispenser water line, water softener, well pump, window washing/cleaning, and wine cooler/fridge
Liberty Home Guard assigns its $65–$125 service call fee to you based on your home’s size, type, and location, as well as your selected plan and add-ons.
Here’s an overview of Liberty Home Guard’s monthly plan costs:
- Appliance Guard: $49.99 per month
- Systems Guard: $54.99 per month
- Total Home Guard: $59.99 per month
To get your personalized quote from Liberty Home Guard, please call 866-452-9107 or fill out the Liberty Home Guard quote form.
Select Home Warranty
Select Home Warranty is another home warranty company we recommend for homeowners in Delaware. Select provides generous HVAC coverage limits and roof-leak protection in each plan. In addition, Select offers coverage plans under $50 per month, making it an affordable option for budget-conscious homeowners.
Plans & Pricing
Select Home Warranty provides three coverage plans: Bronze Care, Gold Care, and Platinum Care. Gold Care protects six home systems, Bronze Care protects eight appliances, including a washer and dryer. The Platinum Care covers everything under the first two plans and provides coverage for garage door openers and plumbing stoppages.
Select Home Warranty also offers optional coverage for the following items: plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, switches and outlets, and lawn sprinkler system.
Select pairs each plan with a low $75 service call fee.
Here’s the monthly cost of each Select Home Warranty plan:
- Bronze Care: $44.43 per month
- Gold Care: $44.43 per month
- Platinum Care: $47.75 per month
Learn more: Select Home Warranty Review
Owning a home is expensive enough without having to worry about the potential failure of appliances and systems. A home warranty protects those items, making it affordable to repair or replace an item when a breakdown occurs. We believe the best home warranty companies in Delaware are Liberty Home Guard, American Home Shield, and Select Home Warranty.
Before you buy a home warranty, we recommend getting quotes from all three home warranty providers listed in this article, so you can find a home warranty plan to fit your specific home protection needs and budget.
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Our Rating Methodology
The This Old House Reviews Team backs up our home warranty ratings and recommendations with a detailed rating methodology to objectively score each provider. We conduct research by speaking with company representatives, requesting quotes, analyzing sample contracts from each company, and conducting focus groups and consumer surveys. We then score each provider against our review standards for coverage, value, trustworthiness and transparency, availability, and customer service to arrive at a final score out of 100.
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