Home inspection process for new construction homes
The home inspection process for new construction homes is similar to the inspection process for existing homes, but with a few key differences.
A home inspection is a thorough examination of the home by a professional inspector to identify any defects or issues with the home. This is an important step in the buying process as it can help identify any potential problems with the home before closing.
When buying a new construction home, it’s important to understand that the home inspection process typically occurs in two phases. The first phase is the pre-drywall inspection, which is done before the walls are closed up and the drywall is installed. This is an opportunity to check
the home’s framing, electrical and plumbing systems, and other structural components before they are covered up.
The second phase is the final inspection, which is done after the home is completed and before closing. This inspection includes a thorough examination of the home’s systems and components, including the heating and cooling systems, electrical and plumbing systems, and appliances.
It’s important to note that the home inspection process for new construction homes is different from a warranty inspection. A warranty inspection is done by the builder to check if the home meets the standards of the warranty.
When buying a new construction home, it’s important to have a home inspector who is experienced with new construction and familiar with the building codes and standards. It’s also important to ask the builder if they have any warranties and if there are any extra costs associated with the inspection process.
It’s important to note that having a home inspection done on a new construction home, is not required by law, but it is highly recommended. It gives the buyer the opportunity to identify any issues or defects that may exist in the home before closing and provides them with the opportunity to ask the builder to fix the issues before they become the homeowner’s responsibility.
Overall, the home inspection process is an important step in the buying process for new construction homes. It helps identify any issues or defects with the home and gives the buyer peace of mind before closing on the purchase.
If you’re thinking of buying new construction – I’ll be honored to be the one by your side watching for your best interest!
New Constructions Specialist