New Construction Homes: Is A Home Inspection Necessary?

Phone: 252-670-8599

Often, buyers assume that everything is already in perfect condition on a new construction build. They might trust that the builder has done a thorough job and followed all the necessary regulations. Hiring a home inspector can identify any construction defects or issues that may have been overlooked during the building process. Additionally, it’s always better to be safe and have that extra layer of assurance! We’ve compiled a list of what home inspectors are looking for in new construction homes.

1. Quality of Construction: Check for any visible defects like cracks in the foundation, uneven floors, roof structure or gaps in windows and doors. Make sure the walls are straight and the finishes are done properly.

2. Plumbing and Electrical Systems: Inspect the plumbing and electrical systems to ensure they are properly installed and functioning correctly. Look for any signs of leaks, inadequate wiring, or faulty fixtures.

3. Energy Efficiency: New homes often come with energy-efficient features like insulation, HVAC systems, and windows. Check for proper insulation, energy-efficient appliances, and good ventilation to help save on utility bills.

The idea of paying for an inspection on a brand-new home might seem unnecessary or like an added expense. However, it’s important to remember that even new construction homes can have hidden issues or construction defects that may not be immediately visible. A home inspection provides an unbiased assessment and can help identify any potential problems before you make the big purchase. Call us today to schedule your home inspection.

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