New Home Inspection
Buying a new home inspection in Tampa is an exciting experience filled with paint samples and flooring choices! But don’t let this fun process overshadow the nitty gritty details that go into a well-built house. We’re talking about a new home inspection. And yes, even that brand new home in Tampa you’ve just had built could benefit from said inspection.
In our vast experience, no one has ever shown remorse for buying a new home inspection in Tampa yet we’ve had many people wish they had opted for one after discovering problems on their own. Trust us, it’s much more difficult convincing your home builder to fix any problems once you’ve already signed off that everything is okay.
One of the reasons why is that building a new home inspection in Tampa is a tremendous undertaking requiring many different skillsets from a variety of professionals. It starts with the general contractor who oversees the entire project and is also responsible for hiring skilled professionals, also known as sub-contractors. These sub-contractors include plumbing, electrical and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) experts. Each one is grouped according to their skills, then put to work building the various systems of your new home. How well they build your home depends on their previous training and experience as well as the management abilities of the general contractor.
However, even the best trained general contractors and subcontractors find it challenging to build a house in Tampa without overlooking a few items. Although they should be following a punch list to check that everything has been completed, a second pair of eyes is often necessary to catch every detail, both large and small. A few examples of items that home builders can and have overlooked include broken roof trusses, missing siding and air ducts that haven’t been attached to your HVAC unit.
Keep in mind that even if you are okay with certain missing or broken items, a new home buyer likely won’t be. When it comes time to resell your home, any faulty items will likely show up in a buyer’s home inspection report. Taking care of all issues now before they become major problems is always the best course of action. Otherwise, it may end up costing you a sale or additional money out of pocket for fixes a builder should have made previously.
After your new home in Tampa is built, a local building inspector must also go through the home to check that everything was built to code. However, they are only there to ensure minimal building standards were met. Don’t rely on these overworked folks to seek out potential issues like your new home inspector in Tampa will. A typical Hillsborough county building inspector in Tampa may have 20 other homes to review today alone!
Always remember, building inspectors in Tampa work for the county, just as your general contractor works for the builder. You need someone on your side looking out for your best interests. Hire Radiant Property Inspection to examine the work performed and ensure it was done both properly and according to the specifications listed in your contract. It just makes sense to learn the most you can about your newly built property before accepting it as your ultimate dream home.