Builder's Warranty 12-Month Inspection


Most new home builders offer a warranty, usually for either 12 or 18 months after the sale.  During this period, if anything breaks or you notice something that the contractor may have missed, you are able to contact the builder and he will fix it, for free.  Unfortunately, this is not always the way things work in real life.



Often, the builder will delay, or claim, "Hey, we built it to the code".  Or, maybe you waived your right to an independent home inspection because "it was a new home," but now you are not sure if it was right.  Do you want to live with excuses?


Certified and Licensed Home Inspectors go above and beyond local municipal building codes.  I will follow a nationally recognized Standard of Practice, and not only be concerned with checking to the minimum standard, but for your maximum safety and satisfaction and value.  I will work for you and want your home to continue to be safe, comfortable and worry free for a long, long time.


Every inspection generates a comprehensive, written Home Inspection Report.  This document leaves your builder with no wiggle room and no excuses.  If a Home Inspector says there is a problem, there is a problem, and the Home Inspector has a defined set of Standards and a National Professional Organization backing him up.


A Builder's Warranty Inspection may also reveal problems and conditions that may be due to inadequate maintenance.  Windows must be re-caulked on occasion.  Drain sumps should be cleaned.  Furnace filters must be changed.  Was the problem caused by lack of regular maintenance or because of the builder's forgetfulness?


A Builder's Warranty Inspection is really the final step in buying any newly built home.