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11th Month Home Inspection

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What is an 11th month Inspection?

An 11th month inspection, also known as a pre-warranty expiration inspection, is a type of home inspection that is typically performed 11 months after a new home has been completed and just before the builder’s one-year warranty expires. It’s an opportunity for the homeowner to identify and address any issues or defects that may have occurred during the first year of occupancy, before the warranty expires.

Why is an 11th Month Inspection Important?

The purpose of an 11th month inspection is to ensure that the home is in good condition and that any issues or defects that have occurred during the first year of occupancy are identified and addressed. The inspector will typically check the same systems and components that were inspected during the original new home inspection, including the structure, electrical and plumbing systems, HVAC, appliances, and overall workmanship of the property.

What Does an 11th Month Inspection Include?

The inspector will check that the building meet the local and state codes, regulations, and standards as well as any warranties. Additionally, the inspector will also examine the exterior of the property, including the foundation, siding, and roof, to ensure that they are in good condition and have been properly installed. The inspector will also check the interior of the property, including the walls, floors, and ceilings, to ensure that they are level and free of any defects.

How Does an 11th Month Inspection Benefit the Homeowner?

The 11th month inspection can be helpful for the homeowner to identify and address any issues or defects before the builder’s warranty expires and before any major repairs or renovations are needed. If any issues or defects are found during the 11th month inspection, it gives the homeowner the opportunity to request that the builder address them under the warranty.