1 Year Builder's Warranty Inspection

Last chance for corrections before your one year warranty expires

Most new home purchases come with a one-year home warranty from the Builder. Many times the one-year warranty expiration is your final opportunity to identify and inform your Builder of items that are in need of replacement or repair.

Tim C.The Colony, Texas

What is a 1 Year Builder's Warranty Inspection

A 1 Year Builder's Warranty Inspection is an unbiased evaluation of a home’s structure, systems, appliances and other important features to help you ensure your home is safe and hazard-free prior to the expiration of your builder's warranty.

Hiring a professional licensed home inspector will pay for itself. Following your inspection, you will receive a comprehensive report, complete with photos, that includes information on any defects observed on the date of inspection. Armed with this information, you can take the necessary steps to hold your builder and his subcontractors to their warranties before they expire.

Why You Need a Builder's Warranty Inspection

The one-year warranty expiration is often your final opportunity to identify and inform your Builder of items that are in need of replacement or repair. Safety hazards, repairs, and replacements needed should be identified and documented prior to the Builder being relieved of their responsibility under the one year warranty.

Examples of problems we’ve found in new homes:

  1. Broken roof trusses.
  2. No roof vent.
  3. Missing siding.
  4. Improperly sized nails on deck, roof, joists.
  5. Insufficient insulation in the attic.
  6. Missing roof gutters and downspouts.
  7. Improperly installed roof shingles allowing water to penetrate under the shingles.
  8. Deck guards missing.
  9. Tiled shower leaks.
  10. Leaking shutoff valve for sinks.
  11. Disconnected ducts (a/c, heating and bathroom fans) in attic.
  12. Improperly installed dishwasher drains.
  13. Disconnected water heater vents.
  14. Plumbing vents caps not removed.
  15. Outside frost-free faucets installed incorrectly.
  16. No access panels for bath tub drains.
  17. No method to disconnect the gas piping after the shutoff valve for gas appliances.
  18. HVAC condensors installed to improperly.
  19. Exhaust and intake furnace pipes switched.
  20. Anti-tip brackets for a range only attached to drywall.
  21. Kitchen fans run, but dampers at the exterior don't open.

It matters when you decide to sell your home.

Deficiencies that date back to the original construction will be discovered even if you never knew they existed. If your 1 Year Builder's Warranty is expired, it's too late to get the builder involved. You now own those problems.

When Should a 1 Year Builder's Warranty Inspection Be Completed

The 1 Year Warranty Home Inspection is typically done 10 to 11 months after you closed on your home and marks the final opportunity for you to identify, document and inform your builder of any items that need repaired or replaced.

What You Get

Thorough and Precise Home Inspection

Includes observations made during a visual evaluation of a property and its systems. Detailed comments alongside color photographs will identify component condition/function and illustrate any safety concerns, deficiencies, installation mistakes, improper designs or workmanship issues. The report will also include maintenance recommendations and explanations of important component locations and functions (exhausts, shut-offs, resets, etc). For easy reference, information for all appliances (including model and serial number) is included in the report.

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Highly Organized Report

An easy-to-read overview summarizing the key points for every major system of your home (roofing, exterior, structure, plumbing, etc.) with richly-illustrated text as well as photos of your home for clarity and reference.

On-site Report Delivery

Years of report writing experience and technical savvy allow us to deliver this abundance of information via email within hours of completing the inspection, including an optional printed summary delivered on-site! Click here to view an online report summary.

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Your Inspection Report Includes

  • A concise, accurate summary printed on-site and delivered at the property with a verbal explanation of each key point.
  • A separate section for every major system of your home (roofing, exterior, structure, plumbing, etc.)
  • Identification of components condition/function
  • Illustration of safety concerns, deficiencies, installation mistakes, improper designs or workmanship issues
  • A description of items that are near the end of their life
  • Color photographs with detailed comments

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