You just purchased a new home, but even though all of the elements are brand new, it can still have issues; and more often so in new homes built by regional/national home builders.
Why should you hire an independent Home Inspector?
In some cases, contractors work fast — too fast. Sometimes they’re building to the bare minimum of code. Builders also frequently subcontract the work to a wide array of vendors, whose competence and diligence might range significantly. On top of all that, with aggressive timelines and quality control (or lack thereof), sometimes mistakes just happen.
Hiring an independent home inspector ensures an unbiased opinion on the condition of the house you are about to call home. Overall, this is a small investment providing BIG rewards and peace of mind – not to mention you will also receive a thorough education on how to maintain your home, which is often not provided by the builder.
When should the new construction home be inspected?
Before you move into your new home, there are two critical points of inspection; Pre-Drywall and Pre-Close. Many new build homes begin to reveal construction-related defects within the first year of ownership. The One Year Warranty Inspection is often the last opportunity to hold your builder responsible before the warranty expires.