Pre-Purchase Home Inspection (for Buyers)

Buying a home is a big decision. It can be a very exciting time. 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.

A home inspection takes about 2.5 to 4 hours and will evaluate and report on the interior and the exterior of the home. It is always a good idea for you, the customer, to attend the inspection. This way you can see first-hand what the inspector is taking note of.  You will receive a comprehensive report the next day, outlining all the problem areas and also commenting on the condition of all aspects of the home. The report also provides useful information on the locations and details of the many systems, accesses and other features. 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)
  • Eavestroughs¬†& Downspouts
  • Driveways & Walkways
  • Garage
  • Patios, Decks & Porches
  • Air Conditioner Compressor


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A Standard Home Inspection

Cottage Country Home Inspections performs thorough inspections on homes in Muskoka.