7 Reasons Why 11th-month Warranty Inspection is Important

Buying a new home is absolutely fun and exciting and to some, it can be a major life event. In all the excitement and joy every homeowner feels, Kern River Home Inspections believes that it is just as important to protect your valuable investment. Here are 7 reasons why 11th-month warranty inspection is important:


1.    Newly-constructed homes have 1-year builder’s warranty. That means the builder is typically responsible for defects found in your home before the warranty expires. If you schedule a home inspection to be performed before the 1-year warranty expires, the builder will be liable to any defects discovered at the time of the inspection under the warranty period. Identifying potential problems, repairs and deficiencies during the first year is much better than suffering substantial damages later on.

2.    Most homeowners think that a newly-built home is a perfect home, but even with new homes, things can go wrong. With homes old and new, there will always be a few items in less than perfect condition. As one of the best home inspection companies in Kern County, Kern River Home Inspections has experienced home inspectors who will inspect your home meticulously, giving you a comprehensive report with photos and a list of recommended repairs as well as information on any defects observed at the time of the inspection, ready for presentation to your builder during the warranty period. 

3.    Even homes built by the best builders will always have problems along the way. Besides, most builders contract the work out to various subcontractors, so it’s really hard to tell if everything in your house is of top quality. With so many separate activities going on at the same time, it’s absolutely impossible for the builder to closely monitor all stages of home construction.

4.    Some homeowners don’t agree with the need of a professional home inspection during the first year of purchase simply because of the fact that the house has been built “according to standards” and that their home was inspected by municipal building inspectors or building code compliance inspectors. To tell you the truth, these inspectors only spend a couple of minutes at each property inspection. Due to time constraints, it’s not guaranteed that your home was 100% inspected. With 11th-month warranty home inspection services offered by Kern River Home Inspections, rest assured that your home will be inspected with such precision from the dark corners of your attic down to your crawlspace and on every inch of your home.

5.    Believe it or not, some defects go undetected until a home is lived in. Yes, you may have found some evident defects. However, what you should be concerned about are the hidden ones. To the untrained eye, these construction errors are not always in plain sight. It takes a professional to identify structural problems or other hidden defects on your home. Certified home inspectors at Kern River Home Inspections know exactly what to do and what to examine in order to determine areas of repair to be submitted to the builder before the 1-year warranty mark go by.

6.    A comprehensive inspection report provided by a top home inspection company like Kern River Home Inspections will give homeowners in Kern County, especially in Bakersfield, Ridgecrest and Tehachapi areas a legal leverage with your builder in case defects aren’t repaired in a satisfactory manner.

7.    Getting an 11th-month warranty inspection will help you save thousands of dollars in repairs caused by faulty construction or poor craftsmanship. As long as the property is still under 1-year builder’s warranty, the builder will be held responsible for repair costs. Having your home inspected before the 1-year warranty mark go by is a wise investment not only to make sure that your home is secure but also to save you from future costly repairs.


Kern River Home Inspections provides home inspections, commercial inspections and mold inspections to Bakersfield and all of Kern County. Call now to schedule an 11th-month warranty inspection. For inquiries, you can contact us at 661-205-9172 or you can find us online at bakersfieldinspections.com.



This article was created by Kern River HomeInspections, providing home inspections, commercialinspections and mold inspections to Bakersfield and all of Kern County.