Other Factors to Consider
Another thing to think about is the site that your home is built on. Is it on a slope – will this impact the foundations? Talking about the foundations, have they been well built for the location? Will landscaping be difficult? Is it near river or water source that could cause flooding? You need to be clear that the location the property is built on is somewhere that you want to live.
It’s also important to find out about the roofing that the property has and what benefits it offers. Is the roof well insulated? Is is strong and durable? Will it reflect the sun’s heat from the home or draw it in and make the property too hot? Is the roof designed to allow water to run off of it effectively? These are all questions that a home inspection can answer for you.
Is the property well ventilated? Is it built in a way that will hold heat in the winter and stay cool in the summer? Is each room well ventilated? Ventilation is important for a number of reasons, one of the most important of which is mold. Mold favors areas that are stuffy and aren’t properly ventilated, which is why adequate ventilation is so important, especially as mold can cause an array of health problems.
Sometimes when a house has been constructed, and some of the work doesn’t meet the correct specifications, a punch list is given to the buyer that says before payment is made, the error must be fixed. Unless you have an independent inspection completed on the property, it’s impossible to know if the specifications of the property are correct.
Then there’s the question of whether the appliances are of a good quality and are well fitted. An independent inspection can tell you whether the appliances that are fitted are of a good quality and meet the regulations in place.
Just because the property has been newly built, that doesn’t mean that an inspection isn’t required. A lot of owners of new builds aren’t keen to pay for an inspection but then kick themselves later when an issue that could have been fixed during construction comes to light. Avoid the headaches and schedule a new home inspection today.