While it seems like common sense that if a manufacturer/contractor provides an extended warranty of twenty or more years, then the manufacturer/contractor will be required to stand behind its guaranty for that period of time. However, North Carolina law is currently murky as to whether a homeowner can recover monetary damages based upon a breach of express warranty that extends beyond six years. This problem arises because of a conflict between long-term warranties and the six-year statute of repose: should a twenty-year warranty be enforced notwithstanding the statute of repose, or should the legislatively enacted statute of repose trump the parties’ bargained for twenty-year warranty? Read More >