You should have a new construction home inspection before taking possession of a newly built home.
Building a new home provides 100% assurance that there will be no immediate issues with the home, right? Sorry, but that isn’t necessarily true. Even the best home builders can make mistakes, so before you take possession and make that new construction home yours, it is best to schedule a new construction home inspection.
At OpenWindow Home Inspections, we not only work with buyers who want peace of mind they have the trouble-free home they expected, but also builders who want another set of eyes on the home before they turn over the keys. It can be embarrassing to have to admit to a mistake, so it’s best to find mistakes before the buyer does and get them resolved.
One of the things we look for when doing a new construction home inspection is any instance in which the builder may have fallen short on meeting local building standards. A new construction home is held to a higher standard than an existing home, so you need a home inspector who stays current with the changing nature of building standards. We ensure electrical receptacles that should be AFCI or GFCI are accurate and that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are present where required, for example.
We highly recommend that you join us when we complete your new construction home inspection in Spring Lake and surrounding areas of North Carolina, so we can address your questions and point out any areas of concern. You will also be given a full report that you can use to discuss any work that your builder should do before you take ownership. Reach out today to schedule an inspection or to get answers to any questions you might have.