What does a home inspection include?
The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components. The average time for a home inspection is three hours depending on age, condition and certain systems or components of the house
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) publishes a Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics that outlines what you should expect to be covered in your home inspection report.
Why do I need a home inspection?
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 pre-listing home inspection can identify problems and give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in market ready condition. It is better to deal with any problems before the sell rather than let it become a major headache, possible renegotiation or even a cancellation of the contract during the selling process. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
We highly recommend that you attend the home inspection. The home inspection process can an educational experience that you would not want to miss.
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