This is a question that may seem to have an obvious answer. It’s a brand-new house and you may assume a home inspection isn’t necessary especially if it is up to your exact standards or it fits your needs perfectly.
But then again it all depends on how you look at it.
So, what’s a new construction inspection?
This is basically a third-party evaluation of your new house structure, systems, and other key features in the home. New construction inspections are an opportunity for you to get a safe property and to avoid future uncalled-for costly repairs.
Issues that may be found in new homes
New homes ought to be perfect, at least that’s how most people see it. But there are maybe some hidden issues that call for an inspection. These issues may be:
- Structural defects
- Drainage issues
- Electrical and plumbing problems
- Incorrect installations
- Improper insulation etc.
New construction inspections aim to address most of these issues so as to ensure your home is safe, up to code and meets your expectations before you move in. These inspections will also give you a pretty good idea of maintenance items to keep in mind as well as help you uncover some mistakes that were missed during the construction process.
New construction inspections can be subdivided into 5 inspection parts;
- Utility inspections that entail inspections of the HVAC system, plumbing, and electrical systems
- Structural inspections such as the foundation, the basement, insulation, and framing inspection among others
- The roofing inspections are all about the general roofing system including gutters and chimneys
- The finishing touch-ups i.e., paint, flooring, trim, carpeting, etc.
- And final inspection is most detailed and it involves both the interior and exterior inspection.
New homeowners may choose to skip the inspection stage, but the risks of unknown issues may crop up once you settle in which may not be covered by the builders then.
So why not take care of the issues now.
For residents of Flagstaff, AZ, and Surrounding 90-mile radius, High Country Home Inspections, LLC can help you with your new construction inspections and other home inspection services, call them today.