How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost? General Inspection and/or Roof Inspection Quotes

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What is a home inspection and why do I need it.

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One of the first questions buyers will ask a home inspector is "How much does a home inspection cost" In reality buyers should ask questions to help them analyze the inspectors experience, years in business, and what their qualification are. Its hard to give an exact amount because home inspection pricing will vary depending the size of the property, how old it is, and what type of home inspection it is. Depending on the situation a home inspection can be done in a couple hours or it can last up to 4 hours. The typical answer found online and by asking a realtor is going to be $170 to around $500. If an inspector charges the bare minimum its hard to say he will spend much time on inspecting a house and the detailed report that needs to be done after.

Buying a home is often the largest financial purchase most households make. Going the cheap route isn't always a good thing. Specially when such a large amount of money involved. Buyers need to research the professional they work with and not always the price.

Practical List of things to ask home inspectors.

  1. What exactly does the inspection cover?
  2. How much experience do you have performing inspection and have many have you done?
  3. How much time will the inspection take?
  4. What is the cost for your services?
  5. Will me and/or my agent (better for both) be able to be present during the inspection?
  6. Are you a part of some Home Inspector Association?

Types of Home Inspections.

  1. Typical Home Inspection: Usually done when purchasing a home. This is the most common.
  2. Roof Inspection: Done to insure the roof is in good share or find ways to maintain the roof to extend roof life.
  3. Waterproofing Inspection: Checking the roof and/or basement for water leaks.
  4. Home Energy Audit Inspection: Inspection to check a homes efficiency
  5. Radon Testing Inspection: Some inspectors have specialized training for radon testing.
  6. New Construction Inspections: These inspections take place during varies stages of the building process. From foundation, to framing, to final check.
  7. Foundation Inspections: Foundation is a fundamental part a houses longevity and safety.
  8. Framing Inspections: This usually happens on new constructions homes as there getting built up. Framing are the bones of the house and need to be carefully checked.
  9. Home Warranty Inspections: These are done when purchasing or getting a home warranty.
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