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Get Repairs Covered with a Builder’s Warranty Inspection

Months after you’ve closed on a newly constructed house, scheduling another home inspection is probably one of the last things on your mind.

Many newly constructed homes are sold along with a 12-month builder’s warranty that covers the cost of repairs associated with constructional defects.

If your builder has provided a 1-year home warranty, then you should strongly consider a home warranty inspection to help identify issues that could be covered.

During a one-year home warranty inspection, the professionals at MKC Associates help homeowners identify and understand any repairs that should be fixed before their builder’s warranty expires.

Don’t wait until it’s too late and risk getting stuck with a big, costly repair that could have been covered discovered earlier. Defects that are due to poor quality materials or inferior workmanship should not be your responsibility.

You already invested in a new home, now make sure you get what you paid for with a one-year home warranty inspection. Let us help you get the most out of your home warranty!

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Home Warranty Inspection Services

Although our home warranty inspections are similar to a typical buyer’s inspection, we will use the time spent at your property specifically to determine if there are any repairs or issues that should be addressed with your home warranty provider. This inspection will include examinations the following areas at minimum:

  • Exterior: Wall cladding, windows, doors, eaves, trims, decks, porches, entryways, steps, grading, and drainage
  • Roofing: Roof system, roof penetrations, roof drainage, and roof structure, chimney
  • Structure: Foundation, structural framing, floor, walls, ceiling framing, and roof framing
  • Heating and Air Conditioning: Furnace system, boiler system, HVAC system, ducts, vents, tanks, fuel supply system, and main fuel shutoff
  • Plumbing: Supply and waste piping, main supply shutoff, drains, traps, and vent piping
  • Electrical: Service entrance cable, meter area, grounding, main disconnect, main and sub panels, GFCI breakers and receptacles, AFCI breakers, switches, and exposed branch wiring
  • Interior: Walls, floors, ceilings, trim, windows, door, other cabinetry, and all interior components
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, oven range, other miscellaneous permanently installed appliances and components

The full scope and extent of our inspection depends on whether or not MKC Associates provided the original inspection.

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Home Warranty Inspection Pricing

Our home warranty inspection is highly similar to a buyer’s inspection in terms of the time spent on the inspection and the level of detailed reporting provided. Our pricing can change based on factors like the age, condition, the size of a home, and whether we provided the original inspection. Visit our pricing page for more details.

Home Warranty Inspection FAQs

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Detailed Home Warranty Inspection Reports Help You Avoid Costly Repairs

A detailed, thorough home warranty inspection report is essential documentation when you’re making repairs or claiming warranty coverage for a specific issue. Our inspection reports have earned an industry-leading reputation for their comprehensiveness and readability. We take pride in helping people solve real issues with their homes or get the information that they need to make informed decisions. You can see an example of our home inspection reports here, or visit our FAQ page for additional information and guidance.

What Can a Builder’s Home Warranty Cover?

Home warranties are intended to help home owners protect themselves against some of the major repair costs that can occur within the first year (or more) of ownership. Even when a buyer’s inspection was performed, these costly repairs can remain latent for months after the home is purchased and they are a major setback. Even though home warranty policies vary widely depending on the provider, they generally provide coverage for major home systems and components that wear out or break down over time. Exact coverage of a Builder's Warranty will vary builder-to-builder (check with your builder and read the fine print!), but may include:

  • Structural issues (involving doors, windows, floors, roofs, etc).
  • Electrical system problems (wiring problems, circuit overloads, alarms & other systems, etc).
  • Plumbing issues (leaks, broken pipes, faucets, etc).
  • Heating and cooling issues (Overall HVAC system, air conditioners, heating, ventilation, etc).
  • Workmanship issues (tile, materials, drywall, paint, etc).
  • In some cases home warranties can also cover things like pools (and equipment), roofs, and more.

If the homeowner experiences an issue with one of the covered areas they can submit a claim to the warranty provider, who will cover part or all of the expense if it meets the plan’s terms.

What our clients are saying

I am a first time home buyer and like anyone else, was very nervous about the inspection. I came across this company on Yelp and did not know much other than their great reviews here. They were all right. We had Tom Berthiaume and he went above and beyond during the whole process. Not only did he point out everything to use, he did it in a manner in which we could understand, provided recommendations, and gave us a world of knowledge of things we are not familiar with.

Michael Q.

Hired MKC Associates for single family home inspection in Boston. They came recommended by friends who were very pleased with their service. MKC was prompt to respond to my questions prior to the inspection over the phone. The inspection itself was done by Jameson, who was extremely thorough! He inspected every nook and cranny of that house inside and out, very personable, explained what he was looking at and finding as he went along, and followed up with a thorough report with photos. My father is a building commissioner outside of Boston, he was present for the inspection as my trusted back up, and later commented how impressed he was with the MKC inspector.


Our home inspection was with Morgan and we very much appreciated his attention to detail and the time he took to teach us while he inspected. There were several features of our new home we would not have otherwise understood without Morgan. The thoroughness of the written report was also appreciated by the contractors we hired to fix some of the items – everything was laid out and it simplified their planning. We were referred to Morgan by engineering friends of ours and now we understand why – meticulous, thorough, and entirely pleasant!

Athe T.
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Before it’s too late, schedule your Boston home warranty inspection today or consult with our team.

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