By Contractor WorkZone.
When it comes time for this sometimes daunting task, it’s not as easy as it may seem to complete. Because the construction industry is lagging in technology adoption in comparison to other industries, your current punch list process might not be as efficient as it could be. Or maybe you don’t even use a punch list? If that’s the case, it’s time to get up-to-speed and be more efficient when it comes to home project closeouts.
For home construction projects, it can be difficult to know where to start. Due to the complexity of different items that make up the home, you might feel lost on what takes priority and who needs to be involved, but we’ve made it easy for you!
In this interactive infographic, you’ll learn more about common punch list items throughout a house to help guide your next home construction walkthrough.
Browse through the home and use your mouse to hover over each item as it’s highlighted. This guide will help you create a list, room-by-room of what needs to be checked before closing out a project.
Most appliances are located in the kitchen area of a home and may include the following punch list items:
The electrical snag list items are usually scattered all throughout the home, and require proper attention to detail. Those items may include:
Entries & Exits
The entries and exits of a home are often overlooked when it comes to construction punch lists, but the following items are important to check before moving on:
You may be focusing solely on the interior of a house when it comes to punch list items but don’t forget the following exterior areas:
The floors are one of the most important parts of a home construction project and it’s important to check-off the following items:
HVAC & Plumbing
Although this part of the house is not always visible from the main living spaces, they shouldn’t be forgotten:
Walls & Ceilings
It’s very obvious when there’s a chip in the wall paint or missing air vents. Don’t forget to check these items off your list:
Nothing leaves a customer more frustrated than a stuck window. Always have the following items included in your punch list:
Although the roof is on the exterior of the house, it’s just as important! Don’t forget these things:
During your next home construction project, it’s important not to write-off a construction punch list as an unnecessary phase in construction. Whether you’re old-school and still use paper, or are using a digital tool like Defects Pro, leveraging a comprehensive snagging list like the one in this graphic will help wrap-up a project, the right way.