What Florida Buyers Need To Know About New Construction Inspections
In case you haven't noticed, there's a lot of building of new homes going on here in Tampa Bay. A thorough home inspection is an important step in the process for buying a home, even if it is new construction. Just because you are buying a newly built home, doesn't mean it is perfect. Don't skip the inspection! A new home may seem perfect, but there could be hidden items that will cause problems down the road. Here are a few items to keep in mind when having a newly built home inspected.
7 Things To Look For When Inspecting New Construction
Be Sure To Hire A Licensed Home inspection company
Look for an experienced home inspector. Newly built homes are different than older homes. So, your inspector should have experience inspecting newly constructed homes. Make sure they are licensed and insured. Be sure to check for references. A good way to ensure that you get a high quality home inspection company is to check with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors website.
Ask about what kind of warranty comes with the new home. You should know what it covers and how long the warranty is good for.
Timing Of The Inspection
In an ideal scenario, we recommend having the home inspected twice. Have the home inspected once before the drywall goes up. That way, any issues regarding plumbing or wiring can be addressed before any problems are hidden behind the walls. However, if two inspections is not in the budget, be sure to schedule the inspection after the final construction but before the final walkthrough. This will allow any possible issues to be identified before taking ownership.
Be sure your home inspector pays special attention to any structural issues such as the foundation, framing and roof problems.
Plumbing and Electrical
All plumbing and electrical should be up to code. Installation of plumbing and electrical systems without a permit can be subject to fines and the cost of reinstallation. Be sure all items are functioning properly by checking water pressure, hot water temperature and outlets.
HVAC systems should have working air flow, heating and ventilation. All systems should have strong air flow and be working efficiently.
Interior And Exterior Issues
Faulty craftsmanship is a common issue to look for in new construction. Be sure your home inspection company checks for problems with paint, drywall cracking, siding problems, as well as other aesthetic concerns. These may not be serious. problems, but they can be costly issues to correct later.
Call Solid Rock Inspections Group For Inspecting Your Newly Built Home
A home inspection for a new construction home is an important step in the home buying process. Just because a home is newly built, it doesn't mean it is free from defects. An inspection can help identify and avoid major problems that can occur down the road. If you are having a new home built, call Solid Rock Inspections Group to schedule a thorough inspection today. Call (727) 386-8627 or contact us on our website here. We look forward to serving you and your family.