Moving into a custom-built home is an incredible experience. Not only is everything new and fresh, but everything is exactly what you wanted. However, just because your home was built to code doesn’t make it perfect. Problems could arise slowly, or make themselves known within a couple of months. That’s why the 1-year home warranty inspection is so crucial. Here is what you should know and, when it’s time, contact Valley Building Inspections.

The 1-Year Warranty Inspection Explained


What Is the 1-Year Home Warranty Inspection?

The 1-year home warranty inspection is a guarantee from your builder that your home is safe and free of defects. If there are any adjustments or repairs that need to be made within the first 12 months of owning your home, the contractor covers the cost. While you technically have one year to get this inspection done, we highly recommend that you do it before your one year is up.

What’s Covered?

In Arizona, 1-year warranty inspections cover a long list of possible areas for defect, including:

  • Roof issues
  • Electrical issues
  • Structural issues
  • Plumbing issues
  • Safety hazards

If you installed a pool during your build, this is also inspected for defaults that should be fixed right away. 

Why Schedule One?

Taking advantage of your builder’s 1-year warranty ensures that your home is safe and sound for you to live. Additionally, anything that’s noted in the inspection as requiring repair will be at no cost to you, and could be a lot less expensive for the contractor to fix. If you choose to let your warranty expire, you will be stuck footing the bill for repairs. Furthermore, a private inspector is likely to uncover issues that weren’t listed in the municipal report when your home was completed. Private inspectors tend to be more thorough and detailed with their reports, so you know exactly what needs fixing and what kind of home repairs could be coming down the line. 

Call Us Today!

If it’s time to schedule your 1-year warranty inspection, then let Valley Building Inspections be there for you. Our team of licensed professionals will uncover any hidden damage and causes for concern, and will make detailed recommendations for repairs that you can hand over to the builder with confidence. We also offer new construction and pre-listing inspections for residents throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ. Request your quote by calling today at (480) 860-1100.