Dan Steward from RIS Media writes about the importance of not forgetting a home inspection after the construction of a new home. Many homebuyers have the false belief that new homes should be flawless, when that is never the case. The issues found in new homes are different than the problems with resale homes. When assessing a resale home, the problems sit with older systems that are nearing the end of their self-life; while the complications with new homes is typically incomplete work, damaged systems, or missing pieces of key materials. Hiring a home inspection company before closing on a new home can help save homebuyers money due to unexpected home repairs down the road.
New home construction problems fall into four categories:
- Incomplete work: Many new home constructions are not completed properly. “A home inspection company will uncover these issues prior to the move-in date.”
- Damaged systems and finishes: New homes often experience damage during construction due to rain, snow, and storage damage.
- Missing elements: Oversights during construction due to human error are more common than many realtors and homebuyers think.
- Imperfect or sloppy workmanship: While everyone would love perfect workmanship, that is not ideal; any number of things can go wrong during the construction of a new home.