Purchasing a Newly Constructed Home? Get a New Home Inspection.

house-villa_GyAkZPuuIf you are going to purchase a newly constructed home, you might not think you should get an independent inspection done. Most home buyers assume that because a home has passed all local codes and ordinances, it must be in good condition and safe. It’s the older homes that need inspecting. The fact is that there are several issues related with newly constructed homes and you should be aware of them before making the move. A new home inspection is the most important step to take in order to ensure that you have invested your money wisely and the place is comfortable and safe.

Why do I need a New Home Inspection?

Below are the reasons why a newly constructed home needs a home inspection and what you can expect from your home inspector:

  1. The process of construction means it’s easy to miss stuff.

    Constructing a home involves different subcontractors and their employees undertaking different activities simultaneously. So it is almost impossible for the builder to keep a watch on everything. Some common issues with newly built homes are-broken roof trusses, missing siding, organic growth on crawl space wood framing and so on. Your home inspector will alert you to these types of problems.

  2. New home inspections have higher standards than municipal inspections.

    Municipal building inspections are aimed at checking for minimal compliance with applicable building codes. There are several things municipal inspectors don’t need to examine. As a result, these inspections insufficient. Your new home inspector will give you a better picture of the property, in accordance with the standards set for home inspections.

  3. Before you move into your new home, repairs can be completed.

    Your home inspector will let you know about any home repairs required. You can then ask the builder to make the repairs before you move into the home. It will save you from the potential inconvenience of workers inside your home while you are.

  4. New home inspections may discover potential safety concerns and may save expense down the line.

    Sometimes there are serious problems with newly built homes. For example, gas leaks may result from shoddy workmanship. Other items, like missing attic insulation could result in higher utility bills. Your home inspector will identify these issues so that they can be fixed before moving into your new home.

What won’t a New Home Inspection cover?

The job of a home inspector is limited. So be aware that there are certain things you shouldn’t expect from him.

  • A new home inspector will give you a big picture analysis of the property and is not supposed to include every little detail in the final report submitted to you.
  • Irrespective of his experience and expertise, he cannot predict when a particular system may fail.
  • He will not fix any problems discovered during the home inspection as it is strictly prohibited by the code of ethics of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

South Florida Home Inspection Association, in compliance with the standards set by The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), carries out new home inspections. The inspectors are highly trained, experienced and honest professionals. They help new home owners in Palm Beach Gardens and the surrounding areas aware of the actual condition of the property through an objective and unbiased home inspection. For more information, visit http://www.sfloridahomeinspection.com/services/new-home-inspection/.




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  • S. Florida Home Inspection Assoc.
    P.O. Box 32592, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33420
    Phone: 561-818-5593 Fax: (772) 325-0204 E-mail: sfloridahome@gmail.com