Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.
If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
What is included in a residential inspection?
We inspect all of the accessible portions of the home, including but not limited to:
- Exterior siding and trim
- Windows and doors
- Grading and drainage
- Roofing, trim, flashings, gutters, and downspouts
- Basement and subfloor areas
- Interior walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors
- Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry areas
- Plumbing systems, water heating, and home heating systems; and the electrical system.
We only inspect those items that are accessible.
How long does an inspection take?
Our inspection may take as few as two hours, or all day, depending on the size and complexity of the property. A typical inspection lasts from three to four hours.
May I be there for the inspection?
Of course! In fact, the inspector will point out his findings in the course of his inspection. It is not required that anyone be present, however. A detailed written report will be emailed, mailed, or faxed (or all three) to you within a day or two of the inspection.
What qualifications do your inspectors have?
Our inspectors are licensed building contractors and members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), which has the most rigorous standards. Our inspectors have years and years of construction and inspection experience, and undergo regular training to keep up with all of the latest developments and trends in the construction industry.