You have been in your new home for almost a year. The clock is ticking on that one year builder warranty. At the one year anniversary you give up almost any chance you have in getting your builder to correct any issues you may have.
Once your builder is put on notice about these problems the builder has no recourse but to correct or address the problems under state law, even if it goes beyond the twelve months. The key is putting them on notice with the report before the first year anniversary date of your new home. Our Warranty Inspection is designed just for this purpose, so you can give your builder a written document that has all of the warranty issues known to date.
We will inspect all of the readily visible structural elements and major systems of the home. Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:
Additional items and systems unique to a particular home can also be inspected. Cosmetic related issues such as paint issue are also addressed in the report.When the inspection is complete, we will tell you of any additional problems that were discovered and discuss them with you. We'll point out any safety concerns we notice. You'll also receive a full written report with photos of the inspection via email shortly after the inspection.
We will also tell you about any routine maintenance that should be performed, as well as answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to discover and inform you of anything we find that might affect your new home.
Don’t let the time run out on your warranty before you get everything corrected. You can schedule your Warranty Inspection anytime. An industry recommendation is to have one performed between the 9th to the 11th month of ownership. We even have folks that schedule a warranty inspection months in advance so that it will not be forgotten. Just call or office or book online.
Scott Patterson has been a professional home inspector since 1995. Scott works out of the Greater Nashville TN area. Contact his team at Trace Inspections for all of your inspection needs.