Buying a new construction home can be an exciting experience. Everything is brand new and you have the opportunity to customize it to your liking. However, just because a home is new doesn't mean it's flawless. That's why it's crucial to consider getting a home inspection, even on new construction. Here's why:
1.Identifying hidden issues: Even the best builders can overlook certain things during construction. A home inspection can help identify any issues or oversights that may have been missed, such as faulty wiring, plumbing leaks, or improper ventilation. By catching these problems early on, you can address them with the builder before they become major headaches.
2. It's treated like a regular home inspection
With new homes, you will see a lot of cosmetic defects, but that is not our main concern. Our main concern is health and safety. We have found areas of attics that are missing insulation, improper panel grounding, missing/damaged flashing, leaking dishwashers (I always take the stuff out and run it, sometimes they are installed, and never even tested)
And a big one you will see ALOT is shingles that are damaged from painters and carpenters. Shingles are put on before the exterior walls and trim are finished. OH, and if the dryer vents out the roof, make sure they removed the screen from the vent boot!! You will be surprised some of the stuff you find that missed county inspectors- they have their own inspection process, they’re looking for things like whether the wiring is done properly, whether it’s safe — but a lot of times, they’re not looking at the minutiae.
3. Protect your investment
While it may seem counterintuitive to pay for an inspection on a new home, it can actually save you money in the long run. By uncovering any potential issues early on, you can address them before they turn into costly repairs. Additionally, if any defects are discovered during the inspection, you can negotiate with the builder to have them rectified before closing on the property.
4.Peace of Mind
Buying a home is a major investment, and knowing that it has been thoroughly inspected can provide you with peace of mind. A professional home inspection can give you a comprehensive understanding of the condition of your new construction home, allowing you to make informed decisions and proceed with confidence.
While it is not realistic to expect the construction to check out perfectly. No home in perfect. Every builder in every price range will have some items to correct, both from the city and the third party inspector. Let your builder know that you will provide him with the report immediately, so that he can address the items before the walls are closed up!
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At Strong Tower Home Inspections, we specialize in providing thorough and reliable home inspection services. Whether you're purchasing a new construction home or an existing property, our team of experienced inspectors will ensure that you have a complete understanding of its condition. Don't leave your investment to chance. Contact us today to schedule your home inspection! 909-784-5033