Why would I want one?
Often called an 11th month inspection or 1-year warranty inspection, this service is provided to new home buyers near the end of their first year builder warranty period. It is used to identify any deficiencies that may be covered under the builder's warranty.
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A warranty inspection is a complete inspection of the home, not a limited one: foundation to roof, inside and out. See the "What is an Inspection" page for a detailed list of areas covered.
Most new home owners realize, after a few months in the home, that everything is not perfect. The construction of a new home requires an enormous amount of materials, workers, and methods of construction. With so many moving parts, it is common that issues will develop within the first year of occupancy and some may be hidden.
A professional third party inspection will provide the home owner with a list of recommended repairs and corrective actions that would bring the home back to "like new" condition.
The inspection is a cost effective way to identify repairs or deficiencies in the structural, mechanical, and installed appliances in the home. A written report will be produced with a summary of recommended repairs that can be provided to the builder during the warranty period.
What is a warranty inspection?
What is included in the inspection?
The house is new, shouldn't it be perfect?