This is why you shouldn’t skip home inspections even on a new build.
Today, I want to discuss an interesting observation during a recent home inspection of a new property. Surprisingly, we've encountered more issues in some new builds compared to homes constructed in the 1950s or 1960s. This can be concerning, but it raises a common question: Why should one invest $500, $600, or even $800 in a home inspection for a brand new house? I'll explain precisely why a home inspection is crucial, especially for new homes.
In this specific case, we examined a brand new home with an issue related to the AC unit. There was a noticeable half-inch gap between the unit and the ductwork. Essentially, the unit was cooling the entire attic, not the living space. When our inspector opened the unit's cover, the air blew so forcefully that it pushed his hair back, highlighting the problem. Furthermore, this improper cooling was evident as the house wasn't cooling down effectively. The inspector ventured into the attic to investigate further.
"If you or someone you know is purchasing a new home and contemplating skipping a home inspection because it's new, think again."
If you or someone you know is purchasing a new home and contemplating skipping a home inspection because it's new, think again. In today's construction environment, it's just as crucial, if not more so, than when buying a 50 or 60-year-old home. With the way homes are being built right now, making a thorough home inspection and getting a good inspector have become critical steps.
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