Taking A Look At The Benefits Of New Home Inspections
Watching the house of your dreams being built from the ground up can be an exciting experience, filled with both anticipation and stress. You may have found it extremely hard to have patience while certain steps of your home's construction were properly completed because of being so excited. However, once your house if finished, having a little more patience for having it inspected is important. Check out the benefits of having your newly constructed home professionally inspected before you move in.
Final Inspections Matter A Lot
You may assume that because a new house is newly constructed you do not need to have it inspected. However, problems can exist in newly constructed homes, many of them the same ones you would find in houses that have been built for a while. Some of the common problems you would look for in older homes are not as obvious in new structures. Some of the problems a home inspector may find at your newly constructed home might include:
Improperly installed gutters: If the gutters are not hung right, they will fail to divert water away from your home's new roof and its foundation.
Leaking tubs: If your bathtub was not installed correctly, you could end up seeing water leaking out on your new floors and into the walls around it, a fast way to expensive water damage. Some inspectors use infrared imaging for detecting these kinds of leaks behind the walls around your tub.
Guardrails on decks: If your contractor built a deck on your new house and it does not have guard rails, you will be asked to have them put up for passing your final inspection. Guard rails are generally required by your homeowner's insurance company as well.
Electrical issues: While you may not have to worry about old wiring problems in a newly constructed home, there could be some problems that would cause safety issues. For example, if chandelier lighting is installed too close to a bathtub, it will need to be moved for safety reasons.
HVAC ducts: If your inspector finds gaps in areas where ducts go into the walls, those areas will need to be repaired before your home passes a final inspection. Gaps will allow energy loss that could be extremely costly to you later on.
Once your new house passes a final inspection, you can have the peace of mind knowing it is safe to live in while also knowing it was built with high-quality craftsmanship.