Well, we bought a beautiful model home twenty-five years ago. The first thing that we found wrong, as a short cut, because it was built for beauty not for a family to live in, was that the corner end cabinet in the kitchen didn't have a bottom.
That wasn't so bad but how would you like to find out twenty-five years later, when you need to replace your heater that half of your house never had ductwork for the returns?
Well, It's costing us a bundle to have the ductwork put in now. Holes in the ceilings and big ugly silver columns for air flow in two closets!!!
It's costing us double the cost of the heater just to do the ductwork.
Caution if you are thinking of buying a model home. Have an inspector check specifically for air returns that work. Our builder used the garages as two offices and they were heated/air conditioned. That was important to the builder NOT that the house would actually have people living in it. It was sold "AS IS" and I'm sure they knew what they were doing. We were young, what did we know, so CAUTION make sure to check this out before you buy a model home.
Anybody else have this experience? Where you able to use homeowners insurance to help with the ductwork? Were you able to sue the builder? Our builder has been out of business for about 10 years now. Did anybody catch this problem before buying a model home?