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High Performance Colorado Pre-Delivery Final + 1-Year Builder’s Warranty Home Inspections

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Acquiring a new property is not just a transaction; it’s akin to a conquest, a symbol of your labor, intelligence, and ambition materializing into a physical form. It’s a milestone that deserves recognition and celebration.

In new construction homes, appearances can be deceiving. Even the most majestic of dwellings can harbor concealed defects. These are the silent adversaries lying in wait, from minor nuisances like a slightly misaligned hinge to the more treacherous structural failings nestled within the walls or foundation of your new kingdom. The fact that a house is newly constructed or received a certificate of occupancy doesn’t shield it from these potential pitfalls.

A high performance pre-delivery final inspection gives you the advantage of catching your builder’s problems BEFORE they become your problems.

The 11-Month Inspection or One-Year Inspection before your builder’s warranty expires is not just a contingency plan—it’s a calculated move. Savvy builders will offer a one-year warranty—a pledge to stand by their workmanship. This warranty is a testament to their confidence in their craft, yet it is also a challenge to the homeowner. It’s an opportunity to hold the creators of your castle accountable, to ensure that every inch of your dominion is as flawless as it was promised to be.

This period is critical. It’s the golden hour to wield the knowledge you’ve gained from living in your house. You’re not just a homeowner; you’re an insider. You’ve experienced firsthand the quirks and nuances of your home. The dryer that’s more a whisper than a roar, the room that becomes a winter’s tale, the window that’s a conduit for the breeze – all these are not just inconveniences. They are clues, signposts to areas that may require attention.

Think of this as a full high performance home inspection, but with the advantage of lived experience. Your intimate knowledge of your home elevates this high-performance inspection from a standard review to a targeted exploration. We’re not just checking boxes; we’re uncovering the story behind each imperfection, each flaw.

Pre-Delivery Final and 11-Month Inspections are assertions of ownership. They are testaments to your right to demand not just adequate, but exceptional standards. They are about identifying problems, yes. But more importantly, they are about seeking solutions, ensuring that any issues are addressed under the warranty, thereby safeguarding your investment and your peace of mind.

The high performance building inspection professionals for all building standards: PHI + PIHUS Passive House, Living Building Challenge, EnergyStar, NetZero, LEED, and more. Building Supporters takes guidance from common manufacturer installation guidelines, high-performance building excellence standards, and International Building Code (IBC, IECC, IFGC, IPC, IgCC, IPSDC, ISPSC, ICCPC, WUIC, IRC, IFC, IMC, and more). Detailed construction reporting provided at each phase documenting building defects.

What do warranties generally cover and exclude?

Every builder warranty differs, so it pays to read the fine print upfront.

A comprehensive warranty, one that reflects the value of your investment, should cover both the materials used in the build and the quality of the workmanship. It offers peace of mind that your home is built to last, guarding against potential defects or issues in several critical areas. Here’s what a good builder warranty should cover:

  • Basement: Protection against leaks and water seepage to keep your lower levels dry and safe.
  • Carpentry: Ensures the structural woodwork, including door frames and cabinetry, meets high-quality standards.
  • Doors and Windows: Secures the functionality and integrity of all external and internal openings.
  • Electrical Systems: Covers the electrical wiring and fixtures, ensuring they are safe and fully operational.
  • Exterior Elements: From the siding to the roof, all exterior components should shield you effectively from the weather.
  • Thermal and Moisture Control: Building airtightness, insulation, flashing details, proper ventilation, etc.
  • Foundational and Structural Integrity: Ensures the base of your home and its structural supports are sound and secure.
  • Mechanical Systems: Includes HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, vital for your comfort and convenience.
  • Aesthetic Aspects: Addresses issues with paint, drywall (including common nail pops), and other finishes, ensuring your home looks as good as it functions.
  • More including: Septic system, garage doors, landscaping, etc.

However, it’s just as important to be aware of what typically isn’t covered under such warranties, to avoid surprises down the line:

  • Neglect: Failure to maintain your home properly can lead to issues that fall outside the warranty’s protection.
  • External Damage: Damage from animals, humans, or natural disasters (“acts of God”) usually isn’t covered.
  • Material Wear and Tear: The natural aging of building materials, including expected shrinkage or settling, is often excluded.
  • Appliances and Non-Structural Items: Items like kitchen appliances may have their own manufacturer warranties, separate from the home builder’s warranty.

Fully understanding your home warranty involves discerning both what is protected and where you, as a homeowner, have responsibilities. It’s a balance between the protections offered by the builder and the maintenance and care that falls on you. This balance ensures your home remains a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable place for years to come.

Colorado's ONLY High Performance Pre-Delivery Final + 1-Year Builder's Warranty Home Inspection

Save MORE money: We protect, test and report MORE — Way More. 


Real Past Builders, Trades + Construction Geniuses/Enthusiasts With Real-World Experience: Spearheaded By Brian Cornwell + REAL experienced past builders, tradespeople and construction genius/enthusiast inspectors. Backed by Colorado’s highest training, hiring and education standards.

More certifications, memberships, and licenses than anyone else in Colorado:

Small Badges Building Supporters Certifications Memberships and Licenses Colorado

We Inspect More - Way More

More time spent per inspection, less hidden health hazards and expensive future repairs: All hustle, no hassles. We cap our multi-hour inspections to 1-2 per day per inspector MAX because you entrust us to identify your property’s weaknesses and potential issues. This is the first time anyone has ever openly promised to give your property this kind of remarkable attention and focus.

Seriously data driven: The most advanced technology and comprehensive testing ever: FREE thermal imaging survey included with every inspection. Most inspectors today carry a few hundred dollars in (~10) basic tools. Building Supporters brings over $54,822 (200+) in advanced, calibrated, and highly specialized tools to your property.

Over 200+ specialized tools as needed including: Sewer + ductwork scopes, thermal cameras, continuous radon monitors, sound level meters, voltage, continuity, and current testers, pinless moisture meters, AFCI/GFCI testers anemometers, combustible gas detectors, carbon monoxide analyzers, microwave leak detectors, and more.

Did you know that NONE of these things are required by inspection industry standards? Most inspectors don’t do them. As Colorado’s only High Performance inspection, we do all these extra things at no extra cost.

Pick and choose your auxiliary services for an additional fee: 

We’re more than just an inspection company:

Infrared Thermographic Surveys included with every High Performance inspection for FREE.
Advanced infrared technology allows us to potentially detect a broad spectrum of issues lurking unseen within your property’s walls.


In addition to complying with InterNACHI standards (residential) + BSHP Standards, our high performance inspections FAR exceed expectations. Visit for full details.

  • Window and Door Glazing + IGU Integrity + Skylights + Egress + Safety Glazing
    Roofing + Gutters + Roofing Drainage Systems
  • Flashing (Window/Door Head + Roof Drip Edge + Kick Out ) + Exterior Cladding
    + Siding Including EIFS/Stucco
  • Ventilation + Vapor Control + Moisture Intrusion
  • Plumbing (Drain, Waste and Vent) + Water Heaters + Exterior Faucets + Water
    Distribution + Visible Water Main
  • Interior Plumbing (Drains, Sinks, Toilets, Tubs + Showers)
  • Electrical Main Panels and Sub Panels + Wiring Safety ( Service Drop, Entrance
    Conductors, Cables, Grounding + Raceways)
  • Interior Electrical (GFCI, AFCI, Outlets, Switches, + Lights)
    Heating + Cooling Systems + Ductwork + Register Operation + Condensate
    Disposal + Exhaust Fans
  • Site Grading + Drainage + Retaining Walls
  • Appliances (Trash Compactor + Washer + Dyer + Microwave + Dishwasher +
    Garage Disposals + Vent Hoods + Refrigerators, Freezers, Ovens, Cooktops +)
  • Environmental Damage (Fire, Insect, Wind, Flood, Earthquake)
  • Attics, Walls, Basements
  • Pools + Spas + Equipment (Auxiliary service)
  • Building Penetrations, Exterior Maintenance, Weatherization + Flashings
  • Gas Lines (Leak detectors with liquid gas detection solution for secondary
  • Fire Sprinkler (Auxiliary service) + Safety Devices (Smoke and CO alarms
    recommended when not present)
  • Basements, Attics + Crawlspaces + Foundations + Structural Components
  • Heat recovery ERV and HRV + Demand Controlled Ventilation
  • Garages + Driveways + Overhead Doors
  • Framing + Decks + Balconies (Posts, Beams, Joists, Sheathing + Decking)
  • Stoops + Steps + Porches + Patios
  • Fuel-Burning + Insert Fireplaces + Chimneys (Crowns, Walls, + Flashing)
  • Staircases + Railings + Guards
  • Insulation + Air Leaks
  • Counters + Countertops
  • Septic Systems + Sewer Drains (Auxiliary service)
  • Nearby Building Vegetation + Wildfire Risk (Auxiliary service)
  • Sump Systems (Basket + Pump + Cover + Piping Extensions)
We Report More - Way More

No waiting, ever. Get your high performance report delivered digitally on the same dayWe welcome walk-throughs at the end of every high performance inspection: Get to know your property inside and out.

Multi-hour, high performance inspections tell the full story of your property. Each is meticulously crafted to give you more negotiation power for repairs or cash back at closing. For properties sold as-is, you may find that the cost of repairs is more than you initially expected.

  • Includes InterNACHI standards (residential) or CCPIA (commercial), plus Building Supporters High Performance standards.
  • Super easy to understand defects + maintenance items in two categories. Plus, hundreds of photos taken during the inspection, including thermal imaging scans and aerial roof surveys. Plus, drain videos for auxiliary sewer scopes.
  • We report the electrical panel amperage, water pressure, size/age of the water heater, approx. age of HVAC equipment, plumbing material, and utility shut-off locations.
  • Accessible electrical panel, HVAC, and mechanical equipment serial + model tags/labels are captured and shared with you. All appliances are checked against the RecallChek database for recall records.

We use the most advanced and interactive reporting software on the planet.

Spectora Home and Commercial Inspection Reporting

We Protect More - Way More

We use a portion of every dollar we make to secure our clients the best warranty coverage, insurance and protections in all of Colorado. All standard, at no additional cost to you ever.

We carry BOTH Errors + Omissions and General Liability Insurance. Only 5% of ALL inspectors have this, because it’s incredibly expensive.

Elite Inspection Warranty Badge For Colorado Property Inspections

Elite Inspection Warranty Included $0 deductible: Eligible mechanical and structural repairs and mold remediation expenses are reimbursed up to $2250.00. Qualifying roof leakage repairs expenses are reimbursed up to $1000 per property. Covers anything that was inspected including structural, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, as well as appliances, roofing, exteriors, interiors, and potential pest infestations.

Internachi Warranty Badge For Colorado Property Inspections

InterNACHI We’ll Buy Your Home Back Guarantee Included $0 Deductible: Full purchase price. Honored for 90 days after closing. Not all inspectors can offer this service, as it requires InterNACHI certification plus an advanced CPI designation, which Building Supporters has obtained.

InterNACHI Referring Real Estate Agent Protection Included: InterNACHI will indemnify any licensed real estate agent in an amount up to $10,000 if a third party successfully sues the agent for negligent referral of an InterNACHI inspector.

InterNACHI’s Honor Guarantee Included: InterNACHI’s $25,000 Honor Guarantee protects you against personal property loss during an inspection.

Inspector Services Group Warranty Badge For Colorado Property Inspections

ISG 125-Day Warranty Plus Included $0 Deductible: Mechanical + Structural Coverage: Water lines, faucets, water heaters, drain lines, gas lines. Electrical: Main service panel, secondary service panel, and wiring. Appliances: Kitchen Appliances including and limited to oven, range, dishwasher, built-in microwave, trash compactor, and garbage disposal. Heating/Air (HVAC): Furnace, Air Conditioner, and Thermostats. Poured Concrete & Block wall foundations. Floor joists, bottom & top plates, and wall members. Roof leak repair (does not include replacement of bad shingles), load bearing walls, attached
garage doors.

ISG 125-Day SewerGard Plus Included: Up to $4,000 coverage ($2,000 coverage per line) Extended to 12 months with a clear sewer scope.

ISG 125-Day MoldSafe Included: Up to $2,000 remediation coverage of new visible mold growth.

ISG Radon Protection Plan Plus Included: Up to $1200 for a mitigation system to be installed to the home. 120 days or 12 months if active mitigation system installed. *Testing required.

ISG 5-Year Roof Leak Protection Plan Included: Up to $3,000. Covers the roof, for leaks, for period of 5 years from the date of inspection.

ISG Termite Protection Included: 90 days following inspection. Covers cover the cost to treat new termite and carpenter ant infestations.

ISG NXT Structural Warranty Included: Up to $5,000 per claim, and $100,000 for the duration of the 12-month policy. Covers structural component malfunctions and failures as follows: footings and foundation systems, beams, girders, lintels, masonry arches, columns, load-bearing walls, partitions, roof framing systems, and floor systems, subject to limitations and exclusions.

Building Supporters Warranty Badge For Colorado Property Inspections

Building Supporters 100/Day Guarantee Included: Here’s our ironclad satisfaction 100/day guarantee, clear and straightforward: “If we fail to meet the Standards of Practice, don’t pay us. That’s our promise to you. ”

Building Supporters Canceled Escrow Guarantee Included: Building Supporters helps protect you from paying full price for a second home inspection with a $199 discount off the regular price.

Inspection Recall Check For Appliances

RecallChek Appliance Recall Checks Included: We submit the make and model numbers from your appliances, furnaces, air conditioners and water heaters to ensure that you not only get the free repairs that you are owed currently, but also to protect your families safety.

Common 1-Year Builder's Warranty Home Inspection Defects

The array of potential problems within new homes is diverse, spanning from minor oversights to significant structural concerns that, if unaddressed, can multiply into substantial complications. Here are expanded insights into common issues uncovered in new homes, emphasizing the imperative of thorough inspection and proactive resolution:

  • Cosmetic: Drywall cracks. Caulking shrinkage. Warped trim appearance boards.
  • Moisture and Water Intrusion:  Missing window and door head flashing. Roof leaks around roof anchors. Basement and crawlspace water leaks. Mold growth.
  • Structural Integrity: Cut framing from original installation due to trades. Broken roof trusses.
  • Ventilation and Roofing: Absent roof vents. Missing siding. Improperly installed roof shingles.
  • Exterior and Decking Constructs: Improperly sized nails on decks. Missing deck guards.
  • Insulation: Inadequately insulated attic.
  • Water Management: Omission of roof gutters and downspouts. Improperly installed dishwasher drains. Leaking shutoff valves.
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC): Disconnected ducts. Improperly installed HVAC condensers.
  • Plumbing and Gas: Unremoved plumbing vent caps. Incorrect installation of frost-free faucets.
  • Electrical and Appliance Installations: Anti-tip brackets for ranges only attached to drywall. Exhaust systems fail due to improperly wired dampers. Loose wiring connections within electrical panels.
  • Electrical Safety Oversights: Missing ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets in kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Improper Sealing and Caulking: Inadequate sealing around windows, doors, and openings.
  • Misaligned or Sticking Windows and Doors: Sticking windows and doors.
  • Poor Grading and Drainage: Improper grading around the foundation.
  • And much more…

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