3 Reasons Your New Home Needs an Inspection

Minimum Code Inspections vs. AmeriSpec Home Inspections. 

Just because a newly built home looks flawless and fresh doesn’t mean there’s no chance problems aren’t lurking around corners and inside infrastructure, hiding from the untrained eye. That’s where AmeriSpec comes in.

Our inspectors reveal potential deficiencies in your home that are unsafe or can become costly. Seasoned by years of experience and countless successful inspections, we determine whether best practices were applied when your home is being built.

There are many reasons hiring an AmeriSpec expert to inspect your newly constructed home is a good idea. Scroll down and find out the top 3 that stand above the rest.

1. Get More than the Minimum 

Legally enforced building codes throughout different local municipalities, states and cities are designed to prevent liability, not necessarily protect your investment, safety or comfort. 

These codes are written with only minimum requirements in mind, and do not ensure all the essential operational systems are functioning correctly. Building code inspections serve a crucial role, but don’t include an evaluation of anything beyond what’s legally required. 

AmeriSpec home inspectors go above and beyond basic code inspections. We test and inspect all essential home systems. During a new construction inspection, our inspectors go from roof to crawlspace, attic to basement. We check everything from window locks to door accessibility. 

As a third-party inspector, our primary objective is uncovering the truth and informing our clients. No matter what we find, we’ll tell you the whole story and what you might consider doing moving forward.

2. Save Money in the Long Run

When it comes to your home and your safety, it’s best to shoot for certainty. If you choose to skip a new home inspection, there’s no way to know whether or not your contractor delivered what was promised.

For example, during a home inspection, an AmeriSpec inspector will run your dishwasher through an entire cycle. By doing so, they’ll check for leaks, drain plug removal, supply line completion and that the electrical hookup is functional and safe. 

Fixing any potential issues that go unnoticed can end up costing a hefty sum. If an inspection uncovers any concerns, you can use this information to negotiate pricing. Ideally, the builder should remedy anything wrong with the house before you move in, saving you money in the long run.

3. Increase Resale Potential 

When you first see your brand new home, it’s hard to even conceive of the day when you could consider selling it. The likelihood is, at some point, this avenue is one you might want to pursue. Real estate, after all, is an investment, and we all want good returns. 

If you decide to forego initial inspections for your new construction home, you might not ever discover serious structural and operational deficiencies. Should you come to a potential resale agreement in the future, these original flaws become your problem and could impact your home’s marketability and, ultimately, your profit margins. 

Working with an AmeriSpec professional means you’ve partnered with an inspector who won’t only look for the bare minimum. We don’t just checkboxes, we consider the wellbeing of our clients. After spending so much time getting your new home built, you deserve an inspector as hardworking as you are.