I hope you’re truly enjoying your new home. Chances are, you’ve worked hard to be able to build a house and you will spend many years there making wonderful memories. As you approach the one-year anniversary of your home build, you will likely have one last chance to bring up any issues you have noticed.
While you have likely had significant issues corrected, what about the ones you don’t even know are a problem yet? At your 11-month mark, you will want to take advantage of your 11-month warranty and get an inspection on your home.
What is an 11-Month Warranty Inspection?
This is also called the one-year inspection for some builders, which allows the homeowner to have any blemishes, flaws, or issues remedied. Before that one-year is up, you would want to hire a home inspector to investigate the home for anything you might not have noticed or see is happening.
This kind of inspection is a full look at your home from foundation to flue, and everything in between. Some inspectors only look at individual items or offer limited inspections. Make sure you know what you’re getting and opt for a full evaluation of the house.
The Risk of Skipping This Inspection
I know it is tempting to skip this inspection, after all, this is a new home, and what could possibly be wrong with it? The risk of not having this inspection can cost you a lot of money later. For example, if a pipe fails under your home and you didn’t know it was happening, you might later be dealing with a flooded basement; an issue that could have been prevented.
If something is found in the inspection, the best part, it is likely covered in a warranty. This means you won’t be paying out of pocket for repairs or replacements.
Added Benefits of an 11-Month Warranty Inspection
You already know now, that you could save money later by getting this kind of inspection before the deadline hits. This gives you a chance to ask more questions about your home, and learn about how to make it function even better. Inspectors possess a wealth of knowledge about home builds and are eager to share their tips and recommendations to maintain your home.
The 11-month inspection will give you peace of mind that you are doing your due diligence in the care and safety of the home for your entire family. This appointment only takes a few hours, and you will get a full written report about all the components of your home. This is a great resource later in the event something goes wrong years from now.