If you are purchasing a new construction home in the coming months, it may seem unnecessary to get a home inspection before you take possession. However, failing to have a home inspection is one of the biggest mistakes you can make any time you purchase a new home, whether it’s new construction or not. Unfortunately, even new homes can have flaws and it’s important to make sure you are getting what you’ve paid for. Read on to learn all about new construction home inspections from Phil and the entire team at ProTech Home and Property Inspections.
New Construction Vs. Older Homes
Because your new construction home has never been lived in, it seems like it should be perfect. And while it’s true that you won’t typically find problems like mold damage, worn-out roofs, or an HVAC that needs replacing, there are other problems to watch out for. In a new construction home, there may be evidence of poor workmanship that can lead to problems with the ductwork, leaky plumbing, or even bad wiring. That’s why it’s important to get your new home inspected before you complete the sale.
Consider a Second Inspection
Another thing to consider is ordering a second home inspection before your builder’s warranty is up. Often, builders will offer a warranty that will cover anything that goes wrong with your new construction home in the first year. So, by ordering a home inspection before the warranty is up, you can ensure anything that needs fixed is covered by the builder, and not by you.
Resell with Confidence
Finally, if your new home isn’t your forever home, it’s a good idea to think of the future. If you plan to sell one day and you haven’t had a home inspection, you may not know about flaws with building until a potential buyer orders their own home inspection. You wouldn’t want to run into unpleasant surprises in a home inspection report and risk losing a potential sale.
Before you officially purchase a new construction home in the Atlanta, GA area, be sure to order a home inspection from ProTech Home and Property Inspections. To make an appointment, contact us today at (770) 277-5655 or schedule an inspection online.