As our name implies, we at OpenWindow Home Inspections specialize in home inspections of all kinds. Whenever you are considering buying a home, you should have that home professionally inspected before you close the deal, as you’ll need to be aware of all potential issues with the property in order to make an informed decision on whether or not to buy it. While most people understand the need for home inspections on old construction homes, some assume that it’s safe to skip the inspection on a new construction property. In this article, our experts will go over why you really do need a new construction home inspection.
To Check for Shoddy Workmanship
The basic purpose of new construction home inspections is to check all the major structures and systems and make sure that the builders did their jobs properly and didn’t cut any corners. Hasty or careless workmanship can leave you with problems just as bad as those caused by age or neglect, so we highly recommend that you have new construction homes inspected before you commit to the purchase. Some of the problems that might turn up in your new construction home inspection include:
- Cracked drywall
- Humidity or moisture issues
- Improperly installed appliances
- Uneven flooring
- Sticking doors
- Mis-wired switches
- Incorrectly installed siding
- Drainage issues, etc.
These are just a few examples of the problems that our team has uncovered during the new construction home inspection process. If you want to make sure that you aren’t taken by surprise by similar problems after you move in, we encourage you to give us a call to have our team inspect your new construction home.