Builder warranty inspections, also known as 11-month inspections, protect new construction homeowners from being financially responsible for deficits or damages that are found within the first year of home ownership. These inspections are cost-effective as they can potentially save homeowners thousands in repairs. TEK Inspections has been providing this service in Reno since 2006. Learn more about our builder warranty inspections, what they include, and why you should schedule one today.

What Is a Builder Warranty Inspection?

What Is a Builder Warranty Inspection?

When you build a new home, the contractors typically include a one-year warranty that covers damages or defects that are found in the first year. The warranty details what is covered, what is not covered, and sometimes, how the repairs are to be completed. Coverage may be limited, depending on the particular warranty, but usually include workmanship and materials that were used to build the home.

Why Schedule a Builder Warranty Inspection?

Because the builder warranty is only active for the first year after construction, your home must be inspected for damages or deficiencies before it expires. Any flaws that are found after the warranty expires aren’t covered and you are responsible for costs associated with the repairs. Many homeowners think they don’t need to have their property inspected because, well, it’s brand new. While that is true, no construction project is without errors. Most flaws or errors discovered are the result of mistakes or as a result of human oversight.

What Does a Builder Warranty Cover?

The items included in a builder warranty depend entirely on the specific details within the warranty agreement. Most builder warranties cover the items below:

  • Windows, doors, and trim
  • Drywall, ceilings, and paint
  • Fireplace and chimney
  • Electrical and plumbing components 
  • Heating and cooling equipment
  • Interior and exterior lighting
  • Roof, attic, and insulation
  • Gutters and flashings
  • Foundation, slab, and crawlspace
  • Garage and garage doors
  • Fences, gates, and other outdoor structures

Valuable Inspections for Your Reno Home

The team at TEK Inspections is glad to serve Reno, Incline Village, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Truckee, and all surrounding areas. Request a home inspection today by calling (775) 746-4990. We offer several inspection services such as radon inspections, infrared inspections, healthy home check-ups, pre-listing inspections, and more.

Source: “Warranties for New Homes.” Web page. Federal Trade Commission Consumer Advice. Web. 24 May. 2023.