Home Inspections Typically Include these Components:
- Roof (Gutters, Downspouts, Chimneys, and Roof penetrations)
- Exterior (Doors, Windows, Cladding)
- Foundations and Crawl Spaces
- Structural Components
- Garages and Carports
- Driveways and Sidewalks
- Interior (Doors, Windows, Floors, Walls, Ceilings, Stairs)
- Attic (Framing, Insulation, Ventilation)
- Heating and Cooling Systems
- Plumbing Systems
- Electrical Systems
- Built-in Appliances
Home Buyer's Inspection
During a buyer’s inspection we work with prospective buyers to help them fully understand a home’s current condition. We suggest repairs needed, so they can avoid being surprised by repair costs after their purchase. A proper home inspection before purchase will give buyers the confidence and peace of mind needed to move forward.
A pre-listing inspection is often overlooked in the home selling process. During a pre-listing inspection, we work with sellers to gain a better understanding of their home, plan for any necessary repairs, and make informed disclosure statements. A pre-listing inspection shows a potential buyer that the seller is seeking an honest transaction with open communication, and instills confidence in buyers.
New Construction Inspection
A new construction inspection is completed during the final building stages of construction, and before closing. We will complete a full evaluation of the property to make sure all components of the home are functioning properly and safely. Most often there will be a handful of items that go overlooked. By learning of potential issues before the final walk-through, you can work out timely solutions with builders, oftentimes before their crews move on to other projects.
After the initial buyer’s inspection, the home buyer and seller will come to an agreement about what repairs will be completed before closing. Once those repairs are made, a re-inspection reviews all the repairs and confirms they were completed properly.
Annual / Bi-annual Maintenance Inspections
We highly recommend that homeowners have their homes inspected for maintenance at least once a year. During our maintenance inspections we help owners understand areas and components of the house that may need special attention within the next year. This will help owners plan ahead and budget, as well as keep costs down for repairs. Regular home inspections also highlight issues while they are small and repairable, before they become extensive, costly problems.
11th Month Warranty Inspections
Often, a newly built home will come with a 12-month warranty from the builder that protects the homeowners from paying for defects that arise during the first year. An inspection during the 11th month of ownership can provide a list of repair needs that homeowners can review, and request from the builder in the final month of their warranty.