A quick note to speak to reputation. As the owner/operator of A Buyer's Choice Home Inspection, I have travelled to all corners of southern Saskatchewan. Jumping roofs, crawling through dark and musty crawl spaces, hearing stories of why homes are in such disrepair. I've seen every butcher job you can imagine, so it is nice to be able to tell this story.
We were recruited to investigate a first time home buyer's new Glenrose home. As a certified home inspector, we maintain unbias views and provide the buyer a look into their property from a professional perspective. We live in an extreme climate where four seasons can take their toll on even the newest of homes. No home is immune, regardless of the builder. There are commonly unforseen challenges regarding our weather climate, sub-trade experience or material quality.
That said, we are thorough and provide a 220+ point visual inspection where very little is overlooked. After conducting an average of two inspections per day, we see common reccuring safety and maintenance issues with both new and used homes. From missing flashing or caulking to the re-grade of an owners entire property to protect their foundation from moisture. It is increadibly likely new and used properties will both be subject to some form of deficiency.
The Glenrose home we recently inspected was very well laid out. We were impressed with how it utilized every square foot of the living space. It had the feel of a one-of-a-kind custom build, even though it was a spec home. In our opinion, everything was exceptional. From appliances, HVAC, general finishes to window and door positioning. It is evident that Glenrose Homes provides great value, spending money where it needs to be spent to ensure the longevity of it's products/finishes and maintenance free ownsership. They clearly take pride in even the smallest of details. I haven't had the opportunity to inspect every new Saskatchewan home builders product, but these folks set the bar high! Well Done and hats off to the Glenrose team.
-Tim Kelly, A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections