If you own a new home and your 1 year builders warranty is about to expire, you should consider having your home inspected by a professional residential home inspector.  Quite often problems and deficiencies in a new home will begin showing up in the first year of the home’s life.  Having an inspection done a few weeks to a month before your warranty expires will give you time to notify the builder of items that are in need of repair.  These repairs should all be made at the builder’s expense possibly saving you many times the cost of the inspection.  If no problems are found you will have the peace of mind knowing your home is in great condition for years to come.