You’re having a home built from the ground up, which allows you a lot of options since you can customize your dream home to suit your needs. You can expect that your roof, HVAC, and appliances will last for a long time. However, you shouldn’t expect a house to be perfect just because it is new. Read on to learn why it is smart to order a builder’s warranty inspection from a third-party inspector.
The Warranty Typically Lasts for a Year
Most home builders offer a one-year warranty that covers certain deficiencies and issues. If a problem is discovered during the first year of ownership, repairs will likely be covered under the warranty. However, if it is found even a few days after the warranty expires, the financial burden becomes the homeowner’s responsibility. Order a builder’s warranty inspection in the 11th month of ownership so that you can file a claim on any defects that are found.
There May Be Defects with Materials or Workmanship
Don’t assume that your new home is perfect. Many subcontractors are involved in the construction process with varying levels of experience and skillsets. While your home builder may be reputable, it is not possible to monitor the work of all of the subcontractors at all times. It is possible for a defective piece or shoddy workmanship to go undiscovered during the building process.
During a builder’s warranty inspection, a third-party inspector will thoroughly examine all of the major components and evaluate the quality of workmanship and materials.
A Builder’s Warranty Inspection Covers More than a Code Inspection
All new buildings require a municipal code inspection. Compared to a builder’s warranty inspection, a municipal code inspection covers very little. It merely checks for code compliance. Just because your home has passed the code inspection does not mean that it is free of defects that may end up costing you later.
A Builder’s Warranty Inspection Gives You Confidence When You Sell the Home
Your new home may be an investment that you hope to sell in a few years for a healthy profit. You can assume that your home buyer is going to order a home inspection after they place an offer. If you never had a third-party home inspection, you don’t know what your buyer’s inspector will find.
If you ordered a builder’s warranty inspection during the first year of homeownership, you will have discovered and repaired any issues under the warranty. This way, you’ll have fewer surprises during your buyer’s inspection that could possibly derail the sale.
A builder’s warranty inspection, otherwise known as an 11th month inspection, should be on your to-do list during the first year of owning a newly built home. Contact Blackstone Home Inspections to schedule an inspection in the Greater Denver area.