Why Skipping the New Construction Inspections is a Big Mistake
Your brand new, custom built home is the last place you’d expect to find flaws, right? Surely there aren’t any repair needs already, so why bother with a new construction inspection?
The builder should have been able to make your new home perfect, so getting it inspected seems like a waste of time and money. In a perfect world, that would be true but we live in this world where human error exists.
And sure, it’s true in theory that your home should have warranty coverage for at least a year in case any defects are discovered, but are you sure you’ll be able to get those repairs in a timely manner? The bottom line is that a contractor’s main focus is on making money and that means taking care of new customers, not old ones who already paid.
Know What You’re in For
Not all home inspections are meant for pre-owned dwellings. Your new construction should be checked out before you take those keys and begin moving in.
Just a few examples of common defects found in new home construction are:
Above all else, your electrical system has to be without defects. It’s not just about concern that your bedside lamp won’t work, it’s about the possibility of someone in your home getting shocked or, even worse, electrocuted. Before you put yourself and your family at potential risk, let a professional take a look.
You’d think it would be a cut and dry operation performed a thousand times before, yet windows can be installed improperly. It’s usually due to the rush to complete the construction and it goes unnoticed. Whether it’s installed improperly or the weather stripping is missing or out of place, you’ll have energy loss, condensation, and possibly pest problems even if one window is off.
Your roof has the most important job of all, it safeguards the rest of your home from the elements. Unfortunately, without an inspection, you may not realize you have existing roofing issues until it’s too late. Roof leaks or water intrusion as a result of shoddy materials or installation can lead to mildew, mold, and rot, as well as compromise the integrity of your rooftop.
When it comes to New Jersey home inspections, give our pros at Eagle Eye Inspections, LLC a call.