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Why Do I Need a Home Inspection?
The purchase of a home is probably one of the single largest investments you will ever make. You should be as informed and educated as you possibly can when considering a home purchase. And a home inspection can provide that education. Also, the FHA and the VA, as well as many other mortgage lenders, recommend that a home inspection be performed.
A home inspection lets you know the condition of the property as well as identifies the need for any repairs before you buy, so that you can make an informed purchasing decision. A home inspection also informs the buyer of the positive aspects of the home, as well as any maintenance that may be recommended to keep the house in good shape and to keep all major systems operating smoothly. After the inspection, you will have a much better understanding of the property you intend to purchase.
A home inspection is also valuable for homeowners for identifying any potential problems that may need tending to, as well as for learning preventive maintenance measures to help avoid any costly future repairs. If you intend to put your house on the market, a home inspection could identify items that would be called out on a buyer's inspection, which allows you to be proactive in making repairs, thereby placing your house in a more sellable position.
What's Covered in a Home Inspection?
A complete home inspection is conducted upon completion of the home, and is generally before the contract between the buyer and seller is finalized. On new construction, it is recommended that the inspection be conducted just before the walk-through with the builder. Our inspector, armed with the most advanced inspecting equipment, performs a complete structural and mechanical analysis.
A professional home inspection will identify the problems, offer solution, and give cost estimates for major repairs and replacements. It is a visual examination and analysis of the physical structure and mechanical components. (View Complete List of Inspection Services)
Construction Progress Inspections
Are you building a custom home and want to make sure it is being built correctly right from the start? The Dexaco Home Inspector performs inspections during the foundation, framing stage of the home building process and final walk-thru inspection. The foundation inspection is prior to pouring any concrete, framing stage takes place just before the drywall is installed in the home. A construction phase inspection is a structural analysis ascertaining that all load bearing and framing components were properly installed. The inspection certifies that the home is structurally sound and compliant with building code standards. The process also includes an examination of the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC rough-ins for code compliance.
The Inspection Report
After completion of the final inspection, we produce an on-site computer generated, 20-30 page report for the complete home inspection. The report includes a detailed analysis of the home, digital photographs for visual display of all problem areas (upon request of the client) and homeowner maintenance tips. Additional copies of the report can be faxed or e-mailed at no extra charge.
Once you have a home inspection done, we are available to come back at a reduced rate to make sure repairs were properly made. This helps you to ascertain that items noted in the inspection report were repaired correctly and according to current codes. Reinspections help you to further protect your investment and your home from future damage resulting from improper repairs.
One Year Warranty Inspections
The sale of a home typically includes a one year warranty in which the builder will correct any problems encountered within the first year of ownership of a new home. It is wise to have an inspection conducted shortly before (about the 11th month) the one year warranty expires, so you will know what to have the builder correct. Don't get stuck with those home maintenance bills later! Have your home inspected before the warranty runs out. View a list of the 50 most common problems found with new home construction.