Buying a new home can be very exciting. There are lots of decisions to make;picking out flooring, countertops, lighting fixtures, paint colors, etc. Before you start planning out where all your furniture will go and planning your housewarming party, you’ll have to have a home inspection done; even if the home is newly constructed. A home inspection is a third-party evaluation of a home’s structure, systems, appliances and other important features. The property will be evaluated, and you’ll be given a report that you can then take to the builder so they can be fixed before you close on the home.
Hiring a Home Inspector for New Construction
Even when a home is near completion or complete when you decide to purchase it, it’s important to get an unbiased, third-party to inspect it. Sure, the home builder will have you walk through the home with their inspector, but it’s not enough. Their inspector might be more likely to let things slide. Hiring your own inspector means you’ll have someone looking out for your best interest. You should really have inspections done during several phases of construction because there are phases when different components of the construction process are easier to see. For example, it’s much easier to inspect the entire plumbing system before all the drywall has been installed.
Brand New Does Not Mean It’s a Perfect House
Just like a brand new car may need to have a defect repaired, so can a brand new home and just like a car has interdependent parts that work together, so does a home. All the parts have an impact on the workings of other parts. Think about all the subcontractors that came and went and you might start to get a better picture of how complex the workings of a home are.
Common Problems with New Build Houses
Just some of the problems that can be found in newly constructed homes:
• Siding that is missing or hasn’t been installed correctly
• Roof shingles that are raised and can allow water to leak into the home
• Ducts and vents that are incorrectly attached or routed
• Incorrect or missing flashing on the roof that can also allow water to leak into the home
• Malfunctioning wired receptacles that can become a fire hazard
When these issues are found before you move in the burden falls on the builder to fix the problem and not you. Finding some of these issue before you move in also protects you and your family.
Home Inspection & Resale
Most new home buyers are not thinking about the day they will possibly put that home on the market. But when and if you do put your home on the market, potential buyers will likely have an inspection done. That means any problems that are found can and will be traced back to original construction and it will be too late to get the builder involved. Bottom line, the problems become yours to deal with.
Buyer & Seller Home Inspections in Pasadena, Pearland, League City, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Conroe, Friendswood & Greater Houston, Texas
Home inspections can help ensure you’re getting a safe and hazard-free property, that you’re making a good investment, and that you won’t have to deal with repairs in the future. Contact JMark Inspections to schedule yours today!