New home buyers often believe that there is no reason for their new home to be independently inspected by a licensed home inspector at the pre-drywall stage and/or just prior to closing, by a competent private sector professional building inspector.
Buyers commonly believe that because a local building inspection is performed during construction, that nothing could have been missed. Others feel that because the builder or developer is providing some type of warranty, that it will cover everything. This is not always true and it usually costs time and causes a lot of frustration to repair a defect once your furniture and other possessions are in the home. Local building department inspectors usually have your best interest in mind but they neither catch everything and they normally do not inspect the roof. A new home should be in new condition, a home inspector can help ensure this is the case.