Reasons to Get a Home Inspection on Your New Build

Buying a new house can be terribly exciting, but building a new house is exhilarating as you get to pick and choose how you would like your home to turn out. However, one important step in the home building process that homeowners often negate is…

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Buying a new house can be terribly exciting, but building a new house is exhilarating as you get to pick and choose how you would like your home to turn out. However, one important step in the home building process that homeowners often negate is the idea of a home inspection. Why? Because of the common misconception that home inspections are not needed for brand new, shiny houses!

At Building Pro Home Inspections, we want to make sure you are safe from the wiles of a house build gone wrong; which is why we recommend booking a home inspection either during the building process or after. Not convinced yet? Then read our top five reasons why you do not want to skip out on a home inspection on your new build

Reason 1: New Builds are not Immune From Construction Problems

Many people have good reason to believe that newer homes are just “slapped up” these days. I have seen many new builds that have broken roof trusses, missing insulation, or heating and air conditioning ducts that are improperly attached. That’s not to say that your builders are lazy; it just means they are human! The builder might not be able to rigorously check all the phases involved in building your new home. Luckily, the problems that are found in your new build are most likely common and an easy fix. However, it is best to catch these construction problems at the beginning rather than later down the road.

Reason 2: It Could Save you at Resale

Do you plan on selling your home in the near or late future? Then any defects with build should be discovered at the beginning of owning your home, rather than during the selling process. If you don’t catch that crucial construction problem while it still resides in the builders hands, fixing it and paying for those costs are now on you. But by getting a home inspection at the beginning, you’ll be able to avoid unearthing a potential obstacle that could cause you to lose a home sale (and a lot of “corrective” money in your pocket).

Reason 3: Building and Municipal Inspections Look for the Bare Minimum

Did you know that building and municipal inspections only cover the minimum standard requirements when looking for possible issues in your new home? It’s true. A home inspector will go 10x more in depth while looking at the current construction of the home, and potential future complications. Make sure your new build does not miss out on a proper and thorough inspection by contacting a licensed home inspector.

Reason 4: Keeps Repair Costs low and Hassles at bay

Imagine finding out that your insulation was improperly installed after all the walls were covered up… Sounds like something that could be a costly and messy fix. After the build is complete, any adjustments that need to be made will cause a lot of inconvenience for you (the homeowner). You might have to stay home from your daily doings to monitor the repairs, as well as deal with a lot of extra noise and dust within your household. Keep in mind too, that any problems found later on might cost you extra to mend since the builder has been out of the picture for a while; this could involve hiring a contractor to correct anything you’ve found wrong in the structural build. Instead, make sure anything that could be a potentially tricky fix is caught right away.

Reason 5: It Helps Ensure Safety

Serious defects like gas leaks or improper electrical work can make for a very dangerous space to live in. Catching these life-threatening problems is important to do before you start living in your home. Better yet, ensure that a dangerous hazard such as these can be repaired as soon as possible (aka before the finalization phase of building). A home inspection on a new build can help protect you and your family from any hazardous surprises later on.

Building Pro Home Inspections encourages you to partake in the inspection process. Seeing a visual representation will give you a better understanding of any issues that may be found. You’ll also be able to take advantage of the inspector’s experience to learn about maintenance requirements, safety issues, and general information about the systems being installed in your new home.

Starting to think it may be a good idea to book a home inspection on your new build?  Then contact me today.