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|Reasons to have a New Home Construction
New homes come with a warranty from your builder and are required
to have a code inspection.
Please consider the following points:
1. Home construction is not an exact science. Unlike an automobile, a stick built
home is not assembled in a closed factory with much of the work being done by precise
machines and a stable workforce, all subject to quality control standards. On site home
construction is subject to a number of variables many if not all of which are unpredictable:
Many homebuilders have a strong background in the construction industry, while others are
very good managers but have limited knowledge of construction. Most probably fall under
both categories. What many do not realize is that defects can occur during the building
phase that are overlooked or forgotten and go unreported by subcontractors or their crews.
Weather conditions. Storms, excessive rain or cold weather may delay schedules resulting
in miscommunication and/or potentially adversely effect home construction materials
Absent employees may require other employees to rush certain tasks or perform certain
duties they are not familiar with resulting in sub-par results.
Subcontractor(s). Your builder may need to hire an unknown subcontractor(s) to maintain
the construction timeline. The builder may be unaware or unable to monitor the
subcontractor(s) thus increasing the potential for sub-par quality.
2. A code inspection is typically three 10-20 minute inspections:
The code inspections look briefly at footings (sometimes foundation walls), structure and
mechanicals and finished walls and carpet.
The code inspections do not cover all aspects of a home such as window operation, water
flow, insulation or exterior maintenance items to name a few
3. Not all home defects manifest into problems that are apparent to the
homeowner until after the warranty period expires. Many of these problems are easy
to fix when the house is new, but are more expensive and disruptive to repair after years of
continued deterioration. We can provide an inspection before the drywall is installed and /or
as part of your walk through prior to your lender releasing the final payment to your builder.
If you do not have an inspection as part of your walk through, we recommend that all new
construction be inspected BEFORE the warranty expires.
4. Professional Home Inspection Company is the oldest and largest home
inspection company in the area. We can provide an independent inspection of your
home. We are a member of the National Association of Home Inspectors. We are bound by
the NAHI code of ethics which requires that we have no financial interest in the sale,
purchase or repair of any subject property. We are fully licensed and insured. Our
inspections last 3-4 hours and are very thorough.
5. Our service does not end with the inspection. We provide a follow up service.
After your paid inspection occurs, we can email or snail mail you self help documents to
assist you in all those projects you have planned – the sun room addition, finishing the
basement, completing a stubbed in bathroom, etc., at no additional cost.
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