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Q. Why do I need a home inspection?

A. A home inspection is an important step in the home buying process. A Home Inspection Engineer who is also a Home Inspector will inspect your home for defects. Some defects are safety concerns and some defects are expensive to correct.

A home that costs $300k with $75k in defects is a different scenario then a $300k home with $5k in defects. BEST TO KNOW BEFORE HAND. Also, the Engineer will point out positive features of the home and discuss how to maintain your home as well. A stitch in time saves a lot of aggravation down the road. Homeowners can benefit from a Home Inspection Engineer's knowledge of maintenance and repairs, and experience to avert potential problems and find defects they never even knew they had!

We don't print our reports on site, so the inspector has a chance to think about the words used to document the defects observed.

Q. Who exactly would require a home inspection?

A. When buying an existing home or new construction home it's a wise move to have a home inspection. Sellers also benefit from home inspections by knowing the condition of their home before listing. They are spared the potentially difficult situation of the buyer's home inspector finding major defects with their home that they were not aware of and complicate the real estate transaction. If your new home still has a home warranty through a builder it is smart to have a home inspection before it expires.

Q. I've checked this house out thoroughly myself, why do I need an inspection?

A. Home Inspection Engineers have the training, experience and competence that comes from being in the industry and inspecting hundreds of homes. We know what to look for and how to explain the significance of the defect. While you or someone you may know can examine the home and roughly determine the overall condition of it, inspectors inspect homes daily, each and every week throughout the year and know exactly what to look for.

Q. What makes you different from the local competition?

A. The majority of the local competition are home inspectors are gentlemen who have retired from the construction field and now want either a less physically stressful job or have changed careers. Engineers for Home Inspection LLC uses only licensed Professional Engineers to inspect homes. Additionally, the Home Inspection Engineer also does expert witness work in the home inspection field.

Q. What is the cost of a home inspection?

A. The cost of your inspection depends on the number of bedrooms, age, and number of fixed AC units that serve the home. Testing for radon and termite inspections are additional.

Q. How large is the inspection report?

A. An inspection report is about 15-20 pages including pictures. The report also contains money saving energy strategies and cost of appliances and when it's a good idea to replace them. It's a valuable reference.

Q. Should I be at the home inspection?

A. Yes, if its at all possible, you should be there at the home inspection! We recommend that you be present at your home inspection so that you can ask any questions and see first hand any defects needing maintenance or repair.

Q. Can I call you for advice after the inspection?

A. Yes, feel free to call anytime.


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