New Construction Home – Inspect or Not?

New Construction Home

You are purchasing a new construction home and asking yourself should you have it inspected?

The builder is offering a 1 year warranty, why do I need to have it inspected?

Let's start by answering these 2 questions. It is important to remember that even brand new homes can have defects or issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection can help identify these potential problems and provide you with a detailed report of the home's condition. This can give you peace of mind and help you make an informed decision prior to moving in.

A home inspection will include a thorough examination of the home's structure, including the foundation, framing, and roof. The inspector will also look at the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, as well as the overall condition of the interior and exterior of the home. We will also look at the fit and finish or the materials used and determine if anything should be replaced.  Remember this is a new home and the builder needs to stand behind their work.

We will also check for any safety hazards, such as carbon monoxide leaks or improper wiring.

Additionally, a home inspection can also help you negotiate any necessary repairs or adjustments with the builder before closing. If the inspector finds any issues, such as a leaky roof or faulty electrical wiring, you can use this information to negotiate with the builder to have the issues fixed before you move in.

It is always a good idea to hire a qualified and professional home inspector and we can help you with that.  Our only goal is to identify and potential problems that you may not be able to see on your own.

When you receive the inspection report, take the time to read through it and ask any questions you may have. We will answer any questions that you may have.  We want you to fully understand the report or clarify anything that you have as a concern. This is a good opportunity to learn more about your new home and to make sure that everything is in good working order.

In conclusion, getting a home inspection on a new build is a smart decision, as it can help you identify any potential issues or defects in the construction of the home, and also help you negotiate any necessary repairs or adjustments with the builder before closing. It will give you the peace of mind and confidence to make an informed decision about purchasing the home.

With that in mind you should ALWAYS get an inspection prior to moving in and then have a follow-up inspection 2 months prior to the builder warranty expiring so that any issues that came up after you moved in they will be addressed prior to the warranty running out.

Call us today to schedule your inspection!