Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time, the buyer develops a “punch list” of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. This will allow you to make a claim before the contract expires, saving you a great deal of time and heartache in the process. Allow us to thoroughly check your residence from top to bottom to discover if there are any issues your home warranty would cover.
So how can we help?
We perform a comprehensive warranty inspection during your 11th month of ownership. After the inspection you simply provide our written inspection report to your builder complete with photos and an easy to understand narrative describing the problems that were identified. The builder then is obligated to correct the deficiencies found.
When do I schedule an 11-month inspection?
We recommend double checking your warranty’s expiration date and then scheduling an appointment for 30 days prior to that. A complete inspection can take several hours, which is why we recommend setting aside at least 3-4 hours. Each home we inspect is unique in some way and so are home warranties. Full copies of our completed inspection reports are often available the following day via email, website link, or physical copy.
A standard 11-month builder’s home warranty inspection often includes but is not limited to the following:
What’s generally included?
- Major Built-in Appliances (if provided by the builder)
- Attic Joists, Insulation
- Roof, Soffits, Fascia
- Heating, Air Conditioning
- Doors, Windows
- Exterior Cladding
- Basement, Foundation, or Crawl Spaces
- Electrical Panel, Outlets
- Gutters, Downspouts
- Walls, Floors, Ceilings (to include the condition of drywall)
- Plumbing, Plumbing Fixtures
- Ventilation System