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Designed to fail

Having a new home built is an incredibly exciting and stressful event for homeowners. You have the opportunity to have the home of your dreams, with everything you want and nothing you don't want. However, you can't make it all happen on your own. You need to rely on professionals to make your dream into a reality.

For instance, architects and engineers can be valuable members of your home building team. They will be the ones tasked with designing and changing various elements to ensure they function properly and protect the integrity of the home. If they make or overlook a design defect, your home and safety could be in jeopardy from the very beginning of a project.

Design defects can be identified in virtually any part of a home. A roof, the foundation, framing, ventilation and waterproofing systems should all be designed in a way that protect your home from deterioration and external elements. If any part of your home is not designed properly, you could be left with extensive damage and costly repairs.

The materials that are used can also contain design deficiencies. If products used in your home fail to operate as expected, that failure could stem from problems with the product's design. In these situations, it may be necessary to replace the faulty parts with other products that are better designed, which can delay the rest of the project and cost much more.

There are also numerous zoning laws and codes that must be observed when designing a home. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in hefty fines and the need for a project overhaul and massive redesign.

Learning that your home contains a design defect can be quite upsetting. If you can discover it right away, you may be able to protect your wallet and the deadline from suffering too much. Unfortunately, in many cases, these deficiencies are not identified until the damage has already been done. 

In either situation, it will be important that you consult an attorney as soon as you suspect or identify a design flaw. With legal support, you can hold the appropriate party accountable for damages and have the problem fixed.

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