New Construction Home Inspections


   Right now you may be asking the question, “Do I really need to get a home inspection if I am buying a new construction home?” To answer your question, lets discuss what goes into the construction of your home. According to the National Association of Home Builders, more than 3,000 components are employed in constructing a house. That is a lot of parts and that number does not even include the fine detail of how critical components such as screws, nails, adhesives and sealants are selected and installed. These 3,000 components are likely to be installed by roughly 20 different sub-contractors and each sub-contractor may employ as many as 4 to 5 different employees working on the house. Upon completion, your house could have had more than 100 different people touching the more than 3,000 components, including sub-contractors for any of these: roofing, framing, painting, drywall, electrical, flooring, appliances, insulation, and on and on. While you may be very confident in the builder, the truth is your house is built by human beings. Several of them in fact and with that many hands, it’s possible that even the best home builder can end up with defects that a trained professional can spot. Such examples are, improper roof installation, lack of roof ventilation, unsealed openings where vermin or insects can enter, improper insulation, framing defects, improper wiring, and the list goes on and on. If these defects are not uncovered, it can lead to hazardous conditions or costly future repairs. Even though your home is built to code, it is important to understand the code is a minimum set of standards. Good building practice, at times, should exceed the minimum standards. Texas Edge Home Inspections can help locate any defects so you can have your builder address them before they become a bigger issue and you can rest easy knowing that your new home will be in the best condition possible.