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Benefits of New-Construction Inspections

New-construction inspections offer buyers assurance a home is in an optimal condition at closing. When purchasing a new-construction home, buyers and their agents often assume that everything will be in perfect condition. After all, it’s a brand-new property built to the latest standards, right? While new homes generally offer a higher level of quality, they are not immune to construction defects – either in the design or construction of the home. That’s where new-construction inspections come in. These inspections provide buyers and their agents with a thorough evaluation of the property before the final walkthrough, offering numerous benefits and ensuring peace of mind.

Ensure Quality Workmanship

New-construction inspections provide an unbiased assessment of the quality of workmanship of the house. While builders strive for excellence, mistakes can happen and a home inspection offers buyers confidence that the home will meet their expectations. Some of the typical defects found during a new construction inspection include chipped or cracked plumbing fixtures such as bathtubs or sinks; visible seams or gaps in the flooring; or roof gutters clogged with construction debris. Identifying potential deficiencies in the quality of construction early on before closing allows buyers to address the concerns before they become costly and troublesome down the road.

Detect Construction Defects

Even in new homes, construction design flaws, building defects, or oversights can occur. These defects can range from minor cosmetic issues to significant structural problems. A comprehensive home inspection can uncover issues such as improper landscape grading around the foundation, damaged roof trusses, or lifted or bent roof flashing. Identifying these problems before closing on the home can save homeowners from future headaches and expensive repairs. It is far easier to have the builder address these issues during the construction phase than after the home is moved into.

Address Safety Concerns

New-construction inspections can uncover hidden safety hazards that are not immediately apparent during construction. A new-construction inspection can reveal potential safety concerns such as furnace flue vent pipes not properly installed, bathroom exhaust vent fans that terminate in the attic, or missing electrical cover plates. By addressing these issues before occupancy, buyers can ensure the safety and well-being of their families. The inspection report provides a valuable opportunity for builders to rectify any safety-related deficiencies promptly, minimizing risks and creating a safe living environment.

Peace of Mind for Buyers

One of the most significant advantages of new-construction inspections is they offer peace of mind to buyers. While builders may offer warranties, having an independent inspection adds an extra layer of reassurance. It allows buyers to feel confident that their investment is in the condition they expect, and that any issues are identified and addressed before moving in. This knowledge eliminates any lingering doubts and enables homeowners to truly enjoy their new space without worrying about potential problems.

Educate Homeowners

New-construction inspections educate homeowners about the home’s various systems and components such as where important emergency shutoff valves are located for electrical, gas, and water utility connections. It also provides valuable information on maintenance, care, and any specific considerations for the home such as how and when to replace furnace filters, enabling homeowners to take better care of their investments.

Bringing it All Together

In conclusion, new-construction inspections can offer better overall outcomes for homebuyers and their agents through the closing process after possession of the home has taken place. By investing in a thorough inspection, homeowners can protect their long-term investment, avoid future headaches, and confidently enjoy their new home. If the inspection reveals any defects or issues, it allows the homebuyer to request the builder to rectify them before the final closing. This allows for proper resolution and ensures that the home is delivered in optimal condition.

HomeGuard Inspections™ offers home inspection and commercial property inspection services in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area from Ogden to Spanish Fork and Heber to Tooele. Contact us to request an inspection.