When buying a newly built home, scheduling a home inspection might be the last thing on your mind. After all, you might assume that a new construction builder and county inspection would have already caught all of the issues. However, that is certainly not the case. Regardless of the age of the home you’re buying, you should always have a home inspection performed by a professional.
If you consider buying a home as an investment, you want to make sure you do everything within your power to not only protect that investment, but to prevent potential financial pitfalls down the road. This applies to brand new homes just as much as older homes. A new construction inspection will evaluate the structure, plumbing, systems, and overall integrity of the build, which can give you clarity and peace of mind in knowing exactly what you’re buying.
During the construction of a new home, builders will often subcontract many of the projects involved in the build, which means a wide range of vendors, skill levels, and competencies all involved in the final product. This can mean contractors who may work too quickly, resulting in cut corners and missed details; or they may be working under a tight deadline, so they only build to the bare minimum of code. Even in the best of circumstances, sometimes mistakes just happen, and those mistakes can be costly if you’re unaware of them.
With a new home inspection, you can get ahead of any issues prior to your home purchase. Any concerns found during the inspection can be handled directly by the builder, so that they can address them before the build goes any further. And if you do decide to forego a new construction inspection, make sure that the builder provides a warranty for their work. This will protect you if something goes awry after closing on the property. Depending on the builder, workmanship and materials, the warranties can cover you anywhere between one to ten years.
Frederick Home Inspection Services provides residents in the Frederick, MD area with premium new construction inspection services. Our certified professionals will get the job done right the first time. Call us today to schedule your next inspection!
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