|New Home Warranty Inspections
The Importance of New Home Warranty Inspections:
Every new home in Ontario is
protected by a mandatory warranty that is provided by the builder
against building materials and workmanship. Unfortunately, problems
often occur after the warranty has expired. Such problems can be a real
nightmare. Donít let a contractorís mistakes or negligence make your
life miserable: protect yourself and your investment! Russell Certified
Home Inspections is focused on defects in material and workmanship.
Many of these defects relate to failure to meet building codes or
Even brand new homes have flaws. While most homeowners
can identify the cosmetic deficiencies in a home, a trained
professional should be consulted to examine the technical aspects and
mechanical function of the home. Make sure you have Russell Certified
Home Inspections look at your home before your new home warranty
expires. Your RCHI inspector will examine the house from attic to
basement and our report covers all the major systems in the house
including Roofing, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating and Cooling,
Insulation, Plumbing and Interior systems to identify defects and other
problems before they become your problems.
It is the homeownerís
responsibility to notify the builder of any major deficiencies inside
these time frames. We suggest having the inspection done 10 or 11 months
after possession of the home. Let one of our qualified inspectors walk
you through this process and provide a full report that can be used when
completing and submitting your warranty form to the builder. RCHIís New
Home Warranty Inspections will inspect all accessible and visible
components and equipment in your new home, to ensure that it has been
built and finished to the standards accepted. Our inspections are as
detailed and thorough as possible and include all areas of the home.
New homes are covered by the Ontario New Home Warranty Program (ONHWP)
against defects in materials and workmanship for the first year. Water
penetration from the exterior and mechanical equipment such as the
furnace, have warranty coverage of two years from the date of
possession. The house is covered for a period of seven years against
major structural failure which leaves the house substantially
uninhabitable. The buyer must notify both the builder and the ONHWP in
writing (Statutory Warranty Form below) within the applicable warranty
period i.e. 1 yr, 2yr and 7 yr.
What You Receive From a RCHI New Home Warranty Inspection:
Don't settle for a clipboard and a hand-written checklist!
RCHI offers the Leading-Edge Reporting System.
Every client receives an on-site printed
summary report, followed by a thorough and comprehensive web-based
report complete with photographs, illustrations and links to helpful information.
You will receive a Priority Maintenance List, as well as, a list of approximated Home Improvement Costs.
In addition, we are always just a phone call away for pre and post inspection consultation.