We are proud to offer 1 year new home warranty inspections in St. Augustine, Jacksonville and surrounding areas. The new home warranty inspection is also known as the 11 month home inspection.
The owners of newly constructed homes are advised to have their homes professionally inspected by a qualified home inspector at least 1 month before the builder's warranty expires. The home warranty inspection is meant to uncover potential defects inside and outside the house of a new construction, and in the process provide sufficient time to establish whether the builder is liable for necessary repairs.
New construction one year home warranty inspection, popularly known as 11th month inspection, is a very important time for the buyer to consult with the home builder on any deficiencies. There is a very big difference between cosmetic defects and habitability issues, thus the need to allow an experienced home inspector and former builder to take you through the new construction one year warranty inspection checklist.
Normally, the one year builder warranty expires one year after closing. Getting a new home warranty inspection is a final step dealing with your building company about any problems you are facing. The home owner will need to document any repairs or security hazards before your building contractor will lose the right to take your home under the builder warranty.
We will provide and independent and unbiased home inspection report based on our findings on the inspection date. The detailed report will include photos and video if applicable detailing the all major components, building materials, all the structural elements, electrical and plumbing systems. We can also find hidden defects before your one year warranty expires.
There are many issues that can be found in the roof of your house besides roof leaks. This includes improper installation, damage from a storm or hurricane (including leaks), mechanical problems with ventilation systems for air conditioning and heating.
If any one these things were not taken care off when they needed too it could lead into more serious structural damages which would cost even more money!
While these concerns may seem obvious, it is very easy for them to escape an untrained or inexperienced eye, thus the need to employ the services of our Certified Professional Home Inspectors for your Home Warranty Inspection.
The inspection of your gutters is an important one for the 11th Month Home Warranty Inspection. Loose connections and straps, poor-slope causing ponding or damaged perimeter drains can all lead to problems with hydrostatic pressure on exterior foundation lines as well as potential leaks that may cost you more in repairs down the line!
The exterior of your home is one thing that you can depend on to make or break its curb appeal, however If it's not done right from the start, it could result in moisture intrusion and cause damage to your new home.
During our Home Warranty Inspection we will be taking a close look at the siding, doors and windows to check for any improper installation which could cause gaps and cracks that would let in moisture, pests and small animals.
We will also be looking at the caulking and sealants to make sure they are still in good condition and not dried out or cracked.
The exterior decks of all buildings need to be water-resistant and have good flashing details.
The 11 Month Home Inspection will also check for any bolt or fastener needs and safety hazards.
Exterior stairs, deck and railings are also important to be water-resistant. We will make sure all metal or wood is sealed to prevent premature deterioration.
All handrails must be secured with fasteners that cannot loosen over time and create a safety hazard.
The attic is an area in need of special attention. We will inspect all accessible areas to target include proper ventilation on our Home Warranty Inspection.
Our inspectors will look for damaged framing members such as rafters and panels due to moisture intrusion. Leaks or faulty sealant and loose baffles, protecting your home against air pollution are an area of concern.
Lastly we check for stains found inside homes caused by roof leaking after heavy rainstorms.
Most people never think to check their attic, but it is actually one of the most important areas of your home. Not only does it play a major role in the insulation of your home, but it can also be a fire hazard if not properly ventilated.
The interior finishes cover an extensive area in the house. In going through this part of our checklist on the Home Warranty Inspection, we will seek to uncover whether there are any defects within these surfaces:
Walls-ceiling crack joint tape, nail pops and loose corner beads. Our Inspectors will look for manufacturing defects that would most likely be caused by humidity and finally any damages resulting from poor installation practices.
The cabinets and countertops are inspected for mechanical damage during installation, loose hardware; manufacture defects, cracked counters and deteriorated caulking.
The interior doors will be inspected for improper installation, and adjustments required as a result of settling, and the presence of loose or damaged trim.
Exterior doors will be checked for air leaks, etc.
The windows will be investigated for deteriorated caulking, loose trim, air leaks and adjustments needed due to the settling of poor installation.
During your Home Warranty Inspection, our Certified Professional Home Inspector will explore aspects such as electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems with a goal in mind: uncovering whether or not any repairs may be needed before your home warranty expires!
An electrical inspection will be looking to see whether there are any motor driven appliances not on a dedicated circuit. So an spark wave won't affect all your other accessories and equipment. We will also check for damaged ground faults circuit interrupters and determine if you have High breaker temperatures resulting from loose connections.
We will inspect your home's plumbing system to ensure that everything is in good working order. A thorough inspection includes checking for leaks, clogged aerators and other problems caused by improper installation or neglectful behavior like missing connections at sinks.
Heating and Air Conditioning inspections will also seek to identify the presence of excess condensation on refrigerant lines, as well leaky humidifiers. In addition, we check your home's HVAC system for any problems such as a faulty valve or other component that could lead it into over heating or failure.
The builder is liable for repairs of your property in the first year of construction. The repair expenses were already calculated into the purchase price for your home. You have essentially paid a repair bill and therefore it seems logical to make sure to get a builder warranty inspection. In addition, an inspection cost is much lower than repairing the damaged item.
An 11 Month Warranty Inspection will be conducted right before the build's warranty ends on the build. Depending on how long the warranty lasts, may vary by company. This inspection is crucial for identifying defects within the home that could have occurred as the homeowner was buying the home. Most builders will provide some repairs within a year. Home buyers who have not yet taken advantage of their warranty should get home inspections for their home and get any repairs needed. This explains exactly how to perform a new home inspection and why it must be done.
In general, the builder warranty period is 1 year. Structural items are often covered for longer periods. New home builders often offer extended home warranty services that much be purchased separately. We always recommend getting an extended home warranty to protect your investment.
After living at in your home for 10 months, you'll probably feel comfortable about your homes condition. However our trained inspectors see if defects exist that are not evident even while living in the home. It is vital for your house to have a thorough inspection before the end of your first year.
Island Home Inspectors of North Florida, LLC
205 A Street, Saint Augustine, Florida 32080, United States
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