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. 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. 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.
All of the readily visible structural elements and major systems of the home. Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:
· Framing (structure) This also includes the exterior cladding.
· Roof and attic
· Foundation (basements, slab foundations, crawl space, etc)
· Grading of soil (drainage around the home)
· Doors & windows
· Garage & garage doors
· Electrical system
· Plumbing system
· Heating and air conditioning systems
· Swimming pools & Spas; Lawn irrigation systems (additional fee required)
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 9thto the 11th month of ownership. We even have folks that schedule a warranty inspection months in advance so that it will not be forgotten.
If you have waited till the last few weeks, we can make adjustments to our schedule to fit you in before the end of the first year just give a call to see what we can do.
If for some reason we can't adjust our schedule, we will refer you to another qualified ASHI inspector in the area who performs warranty inspection to our standards.
Scott Patterson has been a professional home inspector since 1995 and works out of the Greater Nashville TN area. You can contact him at his office 615-302-1113 or on his cell at 615-870-4162 via text or voice.