Many people assume that just because a house is new that it does not need to be inspected, however, this is far from the truth. The building of a home is complex and involves many different professionals and skilled trades that have the potential to overlook critical items. Here are 3 important tips homeowners should know about their new build home inspection!
1. Your Home Inspection Should Come Before Your Builder Walkthrough
Your new construction inspection should be performed when a your new home is ready for move-in day, but before your very FINAL walk-thru with your builder. Not only does this give you peace of mind that everything is ready and in place for your move-in date, but it will give you an opportunity to address any concerns that may have surfaced in your home inspection directly with the builder. These questions can be prepared ahead of time so you’re in control and knowledgeable before the the walkthrough.
2. Schedule An Inspection Prior to Your 11 Month Warranty Expiration
New builds often have a warranty of 11 months after completion that you have to bring up any concerns or defects identified in the home. Scheduling a home inspection prior to that warranty’s expiration will not only put you in a position where you can focus on problems that arise, but your builders will also be more motivated during that time period that is under warranty to address those issues.
3. Comprehensive Inspection vs Phase Inspection
At The Home Inspectors, we offer a Comprehensive Inspection instead of a Phase Inspection. A phase inspection, is a snapshot look at a new build before the build is complete. At different phases of construction the home is inspected to narrow the focus on that specific aspect of the build. A comprehensive inspection is a full walk-through of your newly finished build. We go through every aspect of the home, as we would any other inspection using official TREC standards, and identify any problem areas we find within the home.
Having confirmation that your home is in great condition, prior to move-in, gives each homeowner the reassurance they need to communicate confidently with their builder. Contact The Home Inspectors today to schedule your New Construction Home Inspection!