Home Inspection

For Home Buyers:

Buying a home is a big decision and it can be a very exciting time. However, it can also be a very stressful and emotional time. These factors can sometimes affect a buyer’s judgement leading to the overlooking of minor and major defects in a home. An objective home inspection will point out these problems or defects as well as the general condition of the home. You don’t want to be surprised with time-consuming and costly repairs after you have moved in! A comprehensive report will help you make an informed, practical decision on the purchase of a home.

For Home Sellers:

If your house is on the market or you are planning to put it on the market, a home inspection can be a valuable tool in understanding the true condition of your home. After having lived in the home for some time, it is normal to become used to the minor ‘issues’ and flaws. An unbiased home inspection can point these issues out before they are pointed out by a potential buyer. Having this knowledge in advance can greatly reduce the chance of a delay or cancellation of the sale of your home.

The Inspection:

A home inspection for a buyer and a seller evaluates and reports on the same things. The inspection typically takes about 2.5 to 4 hours (depending on the size of the house and how many auxiliary buildings there are to be inspected) and will evaluate and report on the interior and the exterior of your home. It is always a good idea for you, the homeowner or prospective homeowner, to attend the inspection. This way you can see first-hand the concerns the inspector may have and you can discuss these issues with him. You will receive a comprehensive report the next day, outlining any problem areas and also commenting on the condition of all aspects of your home. If you have any questions or concerns regarding information contained in the report, please do not hesitate to contact the inspector.

A Typical Home Inspection Examines:
Interior Components:
  • Heating & Cooling Systems
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Walls, Floors & Ceilings
  • Windows
  • Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
  • Basement & Foundation
  • Structure
Exterior Components:
  • Roof
  • Chimney(s)
  • Flashing & Valleys
  • Siding & Trim
  • Windows & Doors
  • Landscaping (where it affects the structure)
  • Gutters & Downspouts
  • Driveways & Walkways
  • Garage
  • Patios, Decks & Porches
  • Air Conditioner Compressor
Home Inspections

Please note….

  • I am unable to perform inspection services within the Township of Lake of Bays.  As Deputy Chief Building Official for that township, it may be a conflict of interest to perform home inspections there.  However, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have or try to provide you with any information you need.  I apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Because of my position as Deputy CBO, availabilities for home inspections are limited.  However, I will do my best to accommodate you!