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. Don?t let a contractor?s 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 standards.
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 homeowner?s 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.…Read more
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. RCHI?s 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.