The foundation and the roof of a property are two of the most expensive components of a property to repair if something goes wrong. Before buying a new home, having a home inspector conduct a thorough evaluation of the property has saved clients thousands of dollars in future repairs that they can take off the asking price of a home. The results of home inspections have even deterred potential buyers from making an offer on a home. Just because a property is new doesn’t mean the roof is intact or free of leaks. New homes, poorly built, are just as likely to need repairs as older homes.