When you move into a newly constructed home, you expect the home will be flawless and ready to enjoy. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and it can take some time before issues become apparent. Fortunately, many builders offer a one-year warranty on new construction. To make the most of this warranty, order a builder’s warranty inspection from a professional, third-party home inspector before the warranty expires.
A Builder’s Warranty Inspection May Reveal Hidden Issues
You likely had a new construction inspection before you moved in, but issues with some components may not come up until you’re living in the home and using the space. With daily use of the home, it may become apparent when systems and components are not functioning properly. Order a builder’s warranty inspection in the 11th month after move-in so a home inspector can assess the home after some wear and tear.
File Warranty Claims Before it’s Too Late
Builder’s warranties cover a variety of issues if the flaws are discovered before the warranty expires. Carefully read over your warranty terms to understand what is covered. Once the warranty expires, anything that goes wrong with the home becomes your responsibility. The cost of a builder’s warranty inspection is a small price to pay considering it could potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs.
When You Decide to Resell Your Home
In the future, you may decide to sell your home. When the time comes, the buyer will order a home inspection. Hopefully, the only issues found in the inspection will be from normal wear and tear. But in some cases, more serious issues that originate from the construction are discovered with the buyer’s inspection. By ordering a builder’s warranty inspection during your first year in the home, you can prevent unpleasant surprises down the road.