This makes it tempting for builders to cut corners and make mistakes during the building process. So do homes today have good bones? Will they last as long as some of the older homes on the market? Let’s see.
The popular saying “beauty is only skin deep” typically refers to humans, but it can also apply to homes. Behind the drywall and other surfaces in a home lie the structural supports. Depending on the home, these are typically solid pieces of wood that builders use to frame a house. A home with good bones will use high-quality materials that will last for decades without any major issues.
Homes today generally have good bones. However, it can be difficult to tell if you’re considering a newer construction home. Some issues that reveal whether a home has good bones or not take time to present themselves. It could take five to 10 years before you notice something is seriously wrong with the bones in your home.
Whether you’re buying a home or looking to identify any problems in your home, hiring an inspector is a good idea. These highly-trained individuals will check various aspects of the foundational structure of a home, but also the complex plumbing and electric systems.