Home Inspection Guide

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Home inspections are a small price to pay for the peace of mind of knowing you made the right choice when purchasing a home.

Generally, the home inspection should include an inspection and report on the home’s foundation, roof, exterior, interior, attic, insulation, windows, plumbing, heating, and electrical. The purpose of the home inspection is to describe the condition of the house from a professional and objective point of view. The report should identify any problems that exist at the time of the inspection, as well as identify potential problem areas in the future.

There’s no question that the services the home inspector provides can be invaluable. They provide buyers with the tools to make an informed decision regarding the purchase of the home, and future cost estimates for the repair of the home.

Minor flaws, such as chipped paint and nail pops, are typically not included in the home inspection. These tiny defects should be visible and apparent to the buyer and involve little maintenance or repair. Home inspections are intended to identify any major defects, system inadequacies, or safety hazards at the time of the purchase so that the buyer is not surprised with any unpleasant problems or financial burdens after the purchase.