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.
The one-year new home warranty inspection is a guarantee provided by builders for any adjustments, repairs and safety concerns. Unfortunately, homeowners wait too long before calling a third-party inspector to sweep the house for any defect or damage.
What we recommend you should do instead is to call Quasar, before your one-year new home warranty inspection expires.
Within the first 12 months, your plumbing system and electrical system are covered by the warranty (also builder’s defects). In a year’s time, any damage that can impact on the structure of the house will be repaired at the contractor’s cost. That is, if you can prove that it’s the builder’s fault.
As for the other components, however, the one-year warranty may vary according to company policy. For instance, your appliances will have a different warranty cover compared to your bathtub. This is outside the purview of the builder.
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.
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 11th month home warranty inspection are:
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