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Your New Construction Generally Warranties The New Home With A One Year Builder’s Warranty.
This warranty is in place to fix or correct any issues that might come up within the first year that you live in your new home and use your systems.
For many people, their home is the most expensive purchase they will ever make. You want to make sure that you’re buying a new home that is properly built, structurally sound and safe for you and your family.
The builders warranty usually covers defects in workmanship and material.
Before you move into your new home, make sure you have an inspection done and complete a thorough “punch list” during your final walk-through with your builder. This is the time that you can clearly designate the items for which the builder is responsible under warranty.
While the builder is still responsible within your warranty period even if you miss something then, it is much easier to get action on walk-through items than push for it after the fact. Some cautious buyers have their new home inspected by their own inspector both prior to this walk-through and right before the 12-month warranty expires to point out defects or potential defects. Good idea!