Purchasing a new home is exciting, however, they are not always free of issues. During my days as a home inspector, I found items consistently during a warranty inspection. That’s why it is so important to ensure you are getting inspections by a third-party throughout the new construction process.
The 11-month warranty inspection is an inspection just before the builder’s warranty expires. In some cases, the warranty might extend until 2 years. This inspection is critical to finding defects in the home that might have happened during the home ownership process or were not found before.
There are times a warranty inspection might find water intrusion in several areas due to improperly installed flashing, yes I have had this happen several times.
Once a home inspector inspects the property, a homeowner can then turn their report over to the builder for repairs based on the home warranty.
I have purposefully left some items out of this as they can be too difficult to explain/inspect without a professional.
Inspect the roof only if you are willing, able, and know how to safely walk in an attic.
Inspect the roof only if you are willing, able, and know how to safely walk a roofing system.
In most cases, the foundation is not really visible and not a huge concern on new construction homes. However, we should remain vigilant in case we do see a crack of concern.