A Maine home warranty can protect your heating system if it breaks down in the dead of winter and ensure your air conditioning remains functioning in the summer. Not to mention, having home warranty coverage can prevent you from paying expensive repair or replacement costs if an important home item unexpectedly breaks down.

If you’re looking for a home warranty but don’t know where to begin, keep reading our review of the two best home warranty companies in Maine.

Maine’s Top 2 Home Warranty Companies

The highest rated home warranty companies in Maine include:

The This Old House Reviews Team analyzed each provider based on plans, premiums, service fees, benefits, and more. Here’s how the top home warranty providers in the Pine Tree State stack up against each other.


 

American Home Shield

American Home Shield (AHS), a veteran in the home warranty industry, is our top pick for Maine residents.

Pros & Cons

✔ Claims center available 24/7
✔ 30-day workmanship guarantee
✔ No inspection needed to start coverage

✘ Doesn’t offer many optional add-ons

Plans & Pricing

American Home Shield has three plans: ShieldSilver, ShieldGold, and ShieldPlatinum. The ShieldSilver plan covers home systems, such as plumbing and cooling systems. The ShieldGold plan includes all of the coverage of the ShieldSilver plan and adds kitchen and laundry appliances. The ShieldPlatinum plan is among the most comprehensive plans in the industry, covering all of the ShieldGold plan and increasing coverage caps.

AHS also provides coverage for the following optional add-ons: Electronics extended warranty, pool and spa, well pump, septic pump, guest unit under 750 square feet

When selecting your coverage plan, you’ll also get to pick out your service fee of $75, $100, or $125. The higher the service fee you choose, the lower your monthly premium. In general, American Home Shield Customers can expect to pay between $40 and $58 per month for a plan.

For a free quote from American Home Shield, fill out this online form or call 844-529-9298.

Learn more: American Home Shield Review


 

Select Home Warranty

While Select Home Warranty is the younger company of the two providers listed in this review, it has an affordable service fee.

Pros & Cons

✔ Free roof coverage
✔ Unlimited number of repairs during contract period
✔ Coverage for rental properties

✘ Has low coverage caps on systems and appliances
✘ Fewer years in business than other home warranty providers

 

Plans & Pricing

Select has three home warranty plans: Gold Care, Bronze Care, and Platinum Care. Gold Care protects six systems, like ductwork and water heaters, while Bronze Care protects eight home appliances like washers, dryers, stoves, and built-in microwaves. Platinum Care provides protection for the items in the previous plans, plus garage door openers and plumbing stoppages.

You can also opt into getting additional coverage for these items: Second refrigerator, stand-alone freezer, central vacuum, refrigerator ice maker, septic system, lawn sprinkler system, well pump, sump pump, pool/spa equipment, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, switches, outlets

Along with a $60–$75 service fee, Select Home Warranty customers can expect to pay between $52 and $58 per month for a plan.

For a free quote from Select Home Warranty, fill out this online form or call 888-370-3956.

Learn more: Select Home Warranty Review


 

Our Conclusion

American Home Shield and Select Home Warranty are the best home warranty providers for Maine homeowners. These providers offer a wide range of options regarding coverage and pricing and should have a plan that targets the needs of every home warranty buyer. Before buying a home warranty, we recommend getting quotes from both companies so that you can compare coverage and pricing to find the plan that works best for you and your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Rating Methodology

The This Old House Reviews Team is committed to providing comprehensive and unbiased reviews to our readers, and we aim to provide transparency in our review standards and research process.

Our research process includes speaking with representatives from more than 40 home warranty providers, requesting quotes, and asking clarifying questions to gain insight into each provider’s benefits and downsides. We also analyze sample contracts from each company to understand specific coverage terms.

To rate companies, we apply the data we have gathered to our review standards. These standards are on a 100-point scoring system, which is detailed below:

  • Coverage (35 points): Providers are scored based on breadth and depth of coverage. We focused on key home systems (HVAC, plumbing, and electrical), essential appliances (refrigerator, ovens, and laundry machines), and unique coverage items (such as roof-leak coverage and code violation allowances). Coverage scores are weighted by taking into account coverage caps and other limiting factors, meaning providers with greater range of coverage and higher coverage caps score the highest.
  • Value (30 points): A company’s plan value is a reflection of how well it serves the customer in comparison to what the customer pays for the policy. We accounted for monthly costs, service call fees, and cost flexibility (such as customizable service call fees, discounts, and multi-year policies).
  • Trustworthiness and Transparency (21 points): Trustworthiness and transparency are a reflection of how well the provider considers the customer’s interests. We scored items such as the length of workmanship guarantees, online availability of a sample contract, policy change flexibility, and ease of cancellation. Additionally, we scored items that reflect industry reputation and customer satisfaction, including analyzing brand reputation across the Better Business Bureau and third-party customer review aggregators.
  • Availability and Service (14 points): Quality of customer service is key to customer satisfaction. We dug into each provider’s guaranteed response times, claims processes, service flexibility, emergency availability, and more.

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