F.A.Q. - Things you should know before scheduling your home inspection.
Q: How much does a home inspection cost? A: A lot goes into quoting you a correct price. Inspection fees are based on the exact square footage of the home, among other factors. The best way to determine how much your home inspection will cost is by contacting us directly. We can be contacted via text or email at almost any time of the day. Call/text us now: 920-606-3804 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How long will this last? (ie: roof, stove, garage door opener, windows, etc.) A: Please click here to view our life expectancy chart!
Q: Can I ask questions during the inspection? A: Generally speaking, we hold off on making comments or answering questions until the end of the inspection. The reason for this is so we can have the opportunity to review the entire home as a system, and establish problems instead of symptoms (some inspectors just tell you there’s a crack in the wall, but we tell you WHY too!). Also, we may simply not have inspected that portion of the home yet. We encourage you to take measurements, photos, and jot down questions/comments you might have so we can discuss them together at the conclusion of the inspection.
Q: Do I need to be there during the Inspection?
A: No, you aren't required to be there for the inspection. But we highly recommend that you be present. It's a valuable learning experience for most people and will help you get the most benefit from the inspection. By attending the inspection you can ask questions directly and the inspector can explain maintenance tips for specific areas. We feel you'll be able to best understand the finished report and get the most benefit from it by having been there during the inspection.
Q: How long will the Inspection take?
A: The time will vary depending on both the size and condition of the home. For most homes, 2 hours is pretty typical. But for larger homes, or homes in poor condition, it may take longer.
Q: Does a newly constructed home need an Inspection?
A: Absolutely. A professional inspection of a new home is important. We can spot potential problems early, while they are still easy to correct. A pre closing "punch list" is provided to the buyer to provide to the builder for items that may need to be completed.
Q: What if the Inspection uncovers problems?
A: Our report will tell you the condition of the house, including needed repairs and estimated expenses upon request. No house is going to be perfect, it is up to you to decide how any problems the inspection uncovers might affect your decision to purchase. If major problems are discovered, you may want to try negotiating with the seller to have them repaired before closing the deal. Or perhaps the seller will lower the price, or offer more favorable contract terms. In the end, the decision rests with you, but knowing about potential problems, before you buy, gives you the ability to make an educated decision and ability to potentially re negotiate the original purchase terms.