Many people elect to buy a newly-constructed home in the belief that they will escape most of the problems associated with older homes, and that the new home will be free of serious defects. They are encouraged in this belief by the builder’s warranty, thinking any defects in construction will be minor and quickly repaired at no cost to the home Buyer. One has only to take note of the surge in building defects, and simply the inconvenience and stress of dealing with building defects post closing.
Most new home Buyers simply give up trying to get the builder to fix issues after closing!
We believe that anyone buying a newly-constructed home should have it inspected by an independent, professional inspection company no matter who builds the home, and irrespective of the warranty extended by the builder.
The wisdom behind this advice comes from our many years of practical experience in the home inspection business. Even the most conscientious and experienced builder will make unintentional mistakes or oversights that can impact on the structural and systems integrity of a new home.