Why Would a New Home Need Repair?
When constructing a new home or commercial building, the builder or supervisor is seldom actually on site. Most have numerous sites they are responsible for and only spend 60-90 minutes a day at any given location and in some cases, not all job sites are visited every day. Most of the supervisor’s time on site is spent dealing with a large number of subcontractors and vendors. Each of these third parties serves a particular function and they want to work on their time schedule. The problem with this is there is a process to building a home or business and sub-contractors don’t like to wait on each other to complete the job. This chaos leads to corners getting cut that may go unnoticed for months or years leading to costly repair bills for the property owner.
End of Warranty Inspections
To address the needs of new homeowners Home inspectors offer End of Warranty Inspection services. The inspector will do a thorough home inspection before your warranty runs out and supply you with a customized detailed report identifying the problems. An impartial, third-party inspector, does not perform corrective work and they do not work for the builder, so they have no vested interest in discovering or concealing problems. The inspector will simply present the findings based on experience and knowledge.
End of warranty inspections covers several hundred items and includes a thorough inspection of all systems and components. All visible defects will be recorded including but not limited to manufacturer’s and/or contractors errors that are very difficult to spot with an untrained eye. This “last chance” inspection, can save you thousands and provide with peace of mind.
An inspector will generally spend a minimum of 2.5 hours inspecting the home or business (depending on the size) and may recommend further evaluation if there are any concerns. Homeowners are encouraged to accompany the inspector and to ask questions so they can learn about their home. Do not miss this exceptional opportunity to have your new home professionally evaluated while it is still under the builder’s warranty. You will gain peace of mind knowing your investment will last many years into the future.