New Home Warranty
This week’s blog is about new home warranty. When we buy a home after 1 year the builder will conduct an inspection. So why should you obtain a 3rd party inspection on your home. Well let’s begin.
When we buy new homes, we really don’t think of deficiencies with our home. Then after we buy the home, we really do not think of issues with our home after a year. However, it happens.
When you buy a new home the Realtor will inform you about the warranty from the builder. Now this is nice. But, they just usually say. The builder has a warranty with the home in case of any small drywall cracks so they can come back and repair. True but not true. The builder is responsible for everything they did to the home. Small cracks to Windows and doors not functioning properly. And after you move in, if these deficiencies are not corrected promptly the warranty will expire.
So you maybe curious of how a 3rd party inspector plays in this role. (me too).
Before the 11 month of new home ownership the builder will want to schedule your appointment to do a walk thru and make a list of deficiencies. This is when you call a home inspector for the inspection too. Yes you want to compare apples to apples. Remember this is your home. The builder will not conduct an inspection such as a home inspector.
Once the appointment is made let the home inspector know why you want this. And also let the builder know you are obtaining a 3rd party inspection. Let’s be fair to everyone. The inspector will conduct a normal home inspection. Check every room, roof, appliances, mechanical systems and exterior to report the deficiencies. Once this report is obtained let the builder know. They will send an employee out to do an inspection. Compare the two reports. Have the builder agree to the deficiencies to be repaired. Then schedule the appointment for the repairs. This appointment is crucial for keeping do not miss this appointment as you maybe pushed back weeks and then a simple repair may turn into a major job and cause a conflict between the builder and home owner.
Normally, after the repairs are done there will be one more inspection near your 2 year mark. Alot of times it’s a simple follow up. However, things can occur. Let the builder know and if you feel you need another inspection, then call the same inspection company.
So in closing the main purpose of this type of inspection is so that you and the builder know that an independent 3rd party inspected the home to report the deficiencies and it’s properly recorded. Most builders will honor the reports and repair the deficiencies. But just in case a builder will not then you have the report to refer too.
If you like to learn more about our 11 Month Warranty Inspection, go to www.emeraldinspectionservice.com or call us anytime at 352-322-2700. We perform these type of inspections on new homes in Plant City, Tampa, Hernando, and Pinellas Park Florida as well as other areas.
Also, from our Family here at Emerald Inspection Service, we like to wish everyone a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!!