Having a new home built is a great way to achieve your dream home since you can customize it with all the features that you want and need, and pick out the home’s style and materials. You have put a lot of thought and effort into planning your new home and have high hopes it will be perfect for you and your family. Most builders include a one-year warranty on new construction, so it’s in your best interest to order a builder’s warranty inspection in the 11th month before it expires.
1. The 11th Month is Your Last Chance to Order a Builder’s Warranty Inspection
Ordering a builder’s warranty inspection from a third-party professional inspector in the 11th month is your last chance to ask the builder to fix any issues in your home relating to its construction. Once the one-year warranty has expired, the responsibility shifts from the builder to the homeowner. It is a smart move to hire a home inspector to look for anything that was missed during the building process, installed poorly, or has not held up over the 11 months you have lived there.
2. Being Proactive Now Will Save You Money Later
You spent a lot of money to build your dream home. Spending a few hundred dollars more to order a builder’s warranty inspection is a small amount compared to what you have already spent and what you could potentially spend on undiscovered problems. Most likely, the cost of repairs you would have to make on your own would exceed the cost of the inspection.
When you order a builder’s warranty inspection before the warranty expires, you can save thousands of dollars by having the builder make any needed repairs at no extra cost. If the inspection shows no defects, then you have peace of mind about the safety and security of your home, which is priceless.
3. Protect Yourself When You Decide to Sell the Home
You might plan to live in your newly constructed home for the rest of your life, or perhaps you plan to sell it when your kids have left home and you are ready to downsize. If the latter is the case, you don’t want problems that stem back to the original construction to rear up during your prospective buyer’s inspection. By ordering a builder’s warranty inspection in the 11th month, you’re protecting your investment and your future.
On Point Home Inspections provides Builder’s Warranty Inspections and other inspection services to Colorado including Boulder County, Fort Collins, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to request an inspection.