End of Warranty Inspections
New homes generally come with a one-year warranty, but they can be highly specific and confusing. If you are not careful, a necessary repair may not be covered under the warranty. Homeowners should be advised to pay special attention to warranties on new homes so you will know what it is the warranty stipulates and how to follow up.
Most defects in new homes are caused by four main issues: incomplete work, sloppy workmanship, minor omissions, or damages from construction. No matter which you experience, the repairs may be costly. For example, the insulation may not be installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications. This can result in elevated heating costs. Furthermore, the house’s heating system may also be affected resulting in an inefficient system. Other minor errors such as defective wiring or damaged drainage systems can also be quite costly.
In most cases, minor problems are initially overlooked which means that by the time defects are identified, it is already too late to be covered under warranty. This is why an 11 month inspection is crucial to your property investment. Through hiring a home inspector, all construction defects will be identified before the warranty runs out. While hiring an inspector may cost you a small amount, in the long run you will avoid costly repairs that are covered under warranty. As long as the warranty lasts, the builder is responsible for any repairs or construction errors. In other words, do yourself a favor and have your home inspected while it is still under warranty.
Another feature of the 11 month warranty inspection is the actual findings and report. By documenting any findings, you will have an upper hand over the builder when he completes the one-year and final ‘”walk-through”. Moreover, you will ensure that required repairs are made in a timely manner. The whole process can be highly satisfying as long as you hire the right inspector.
While Frisco, McKinney, and Plano host a fair share of home inspectors, DFW Home Inspection Group will provide you with top quality and impeccable service at an affordable price. We have the knowledge, skill, and experience to help you find all the possible defects in your new home. Simply make the call, and let us do the rest! We will make sure that you get the most out of your warranty!