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What is a Warranty Inspection?

Updated: Feb 11, 2023

The New Home Warranty Inspection is an inspection just before the builder’s warranty expires. In most cases, the warranty might extend until 2 years. This inspection is critical to ensuring that you hold the builder accountable for defects found after purchase.

Common Defect Findings Include:

  • Improper Roof Vent Installation

  • Missing Insulation

  • Leaking Plumbing

  • Loose Toilets

  • Missing Grout

  • Cracked/Damaged Shingles

  • Minor cracks in the stucco

  • Cabinet Damage

  • Appliance Damage

Warranty Inspection Checklist

In general, we will inspect the following:


  • Window and door seals

  • Paint

  • Window installation

  • Soffits

  • Outdoor outlets


  • Water intrusion

  • Door functionality


  • Inspect all walls, windows and ceilings for damage

  • Electrical - light switches, fans, and outlets

  • Cabinetry

Bathrooms & Kitchens

  • Hot water heater functionality

  • Water drainage

  • Plumbing leaks

  • Fans and exhaust vents

  • Tiling


  • Cold air and heat functionality

  • Check for damage at the A/C unit(s)


  • Exercise all breakers

  • Exercise all GFCI’s

  • Exercise all AFCI’s


  • Check for proper water pressure at all sinks/faucets

  • Check for hot/cold water

  • Check for leaks at any visible plumbing areas


  • Check trusses and insulation

  • Check for signs of roof leaks


  • Shingles

  • Vents

  • Flashing

  • Drip edges

Foundation & Drainage

  • Proper grading

  • Signs of flooding/ ponding

  • Driveway and walkways

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