FOR NEW HOMES
Home Warranty Inspections
And The Assurance That GreenWorks Gives Its Customers
A home warranty is a contract that covers repairs and replacement on the main systems of a home and certain appliances. Home warranties may also include a guarantee provided by builders for any adjustments and safety concerns. The following information outlines important aspects of a home warranty inspection.
Knowing The Importance
Of The 11th Month Inspection
Although most home warranties offer protection for a full year, it is crucial to have your house inspected by the 11th month of the warranty. This is typically a non-invasive assessment based on the visible condition of the interior and exterior of the structure, including all major systems and components.
Newly Constructed Homes And
Builder’s Warranty Inspections
Three Main Reasons
To Get This Type of Inspection
Warranties for newly built homes will usually offer coverage on workmanship and materials relating to many components of the property. However, having the knowledge on how to hold builders accountable is never a bad thing.
- Ultimately, the builder is accountable for remedying issues with your home within
the first year of construction.
- The cost of the warranty repairs are included in the purchase
price of your home. Technically, you’ve already paid for this!
- The expense of an inspection is substantially less than out-of-pocket costs for potential repairs.
The 4 Most Common Issues
Found During An 11 Month Home Warranty Inspection
Unfortunately, problems with your home arise as a result of age and normal wear and tear.
Trust us, in a year’s time you will run into some sort of unexpected deficiency that needs attention. The four most common issues discovered during an 11 Month home warranty inspection are:
Gas and/or water flue pipes that have become detached within walls or the attic.
Foundation issues – cracks on walls, ceilings, and floors – or structural members in the attic that have become detached or broken.
ROOF AND GUTTER ISSUES
Loose and mangled gutters and/or leaking roofs that may lead to water damage and mold.
Surges caused by lightning strikes, damage to electrical components, and/or faulty appliances.
What Is Checked During a Home Warranty Inspection?
A home warranty inspection focuses on the structural, exterior, and mechanical properties of the home.
The home warranty inspection process begins with the structural elements of the property.
STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS INCLUDE:
- Construction of walls
THE INSPECTION THEN MOVES TO THE EXTERIOR
OF THE PROPERTY:
- Chimneys and fireplaces
- Exterior walls
- Ventilation system
- Windows and siding
IT THEN PROCEEDS TO MAIN SYSTEMS OF THE PROPERTY:
- Air conditioning
- Electrical systems
- Plumbing issues
- Water heaters
LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
- And more
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!
FRIENDLY REMINDER…HOME WARRANTY INSPECTIONS ARE WORTH YOUR WHILE!
- They help maintain the value of your property.
- They educate you on how accountable your builder should be.
- Last but not least, they save you money on costly repairs down the road.
TRUST THE BEST…