Why do I need a Home Inspection?

For many people, their home will be the greatest investment they ever make. The decision to purchase a home is made with many factors in mind: lifestyle, schools, proximity to workplace, neighborhood, size and style of home, etc. Most people are unable to determine on their own the existence of unknown problems. They are often emotionally attached to the home, so they may overlook certain issues. These problems can cost a significant amount [...]

2019-01-28T15:37:28-06:00January 28th, 2019|

What does a Home Inspection include?

During a standard home inspection, there are generally over 200 items observed throughout the home. It is too hard hard to try to mention them all, however here is a brief overview of what is inspected: Exterior: Siding and trim, roof (where accessible or other conditions warrant not walking on it), gutters and downspouts, windows/skylights/doors, chimneys/flashing, steps and walks, decks/patios/porches, retaining walls, driveways/garages, grading and landscaping as they affect the house. Interior: Foundations, [...]

2019-03-19T13:33:08-05:00January 28th, 2019|

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a non-invasive, non-technically exhaustive visual examination of the readily accessible systems and components of a home. During an inspection, the inspector looks for structural and mechanical concerns, potential safety hazards, and tries to determine the age of major systems including roofing, heating and air conditioning, and water heaters. An inspector typically spends between two to three hours evaluating the home, and may recommend further evaluation if problems or symptoms [...]

2019-01-28T15:35:29-06:00January 28th, 2019|
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