Residential Home Inspections
PLEASE NOTE: Payment in full is required for cancellations less than 48 hours from the inspection date/time. Radon testing is usually set 48 hours before the date/time of inspection, therefore payment in full is required for services rendered.
A residential inspection is initiated by a buyer or seller. Sellers would request an inspection to discover any damage and defects that would allow them to initiate repairs in order to increase the value, or more accurately determine the value, of a home before putting it on the market. Buyers would request an inspection to discover any damage and defects that validates the condition of a home prior to initiating an offer.
Your home is your largest investment. No one wants to be surprised by problems after moving into a new home. You need the best inspection available, so let someone with objectivity and experience help you decide. Whether the house you’re buying is big or small, old or brand new, I’ll help you understand the condition and how the systems operate. My goal, as the home inspector, is for you to feel confident making an informed purchase decision.
The general home inspection is a top-to-bottom review of the home’s basic workings. It includes reviewing the condition of: the roof, walls, floors, doors & windows, interior and exterior finishes, foundations & framing, and the heating, plumbing and electrical systems. A typical inspection lasts 2-3 hours, and I encourage you to attend the inspection. It is my job to not only evaluate the condition of the house’s major systems and structural integrity, but also to evaluate how these systems are working together and identify areas that need to be watched, repaired or replaced. I will try to give you a “Big Picture” analysis of the home. If I identify the need for a costly, detailed analysis of any of the home’s systems or structural components, I will recommend the appropriate professional; which may be an experienced engineer, a qualified, licensed contractor, or specialty tradesman with expertise analyzing that particular system or structural component. The need for this kind of expensive, detailed analysis is rare. Winding River Home Inspections,LLC, provides complete inspection services for the Real Estate Community in all of Northern Colorado. All homes have strong and weak points, and they are not always what they seem. The systems included in our report will allow you to gain the perspective and sound information you need to make better decisions.
When you attend the inspection, you have the opportunity to see any potential defects or items of concern, hear the detailed explanation of the issue, and ask any questions that you may have concerning the house. I’ll look at every room in the house using the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
Specific Item Consultations: A professional opinion on the condition of one or more components for general and maintenance information. Often used to help evaluate contractor’s bids for repairs, additions, alterations, etc…
Pre-Sale Inspections: A full inspection, as above, but performed for a seller prior to listing the property. This service can help in determining what items need repairs prior to selling, and can help in properly pricing.
Maintenance Inspections: Periodic inspections of the for property owners. These inspections are valuable in detecting potentially expensive repairs early, before they become serious.
Annual Maintenance Review: What is an annual maintenance review? A yearly look at your home, allowing you to save money by addressing maintenance issues in a timely manner. Why a review? Cars are taken in for tune-ups, people get an annual physical check-up, in the same way, your house needs regular check-ups from home inspectors. Small problems can be easy to repair, but if left alone they can become large, costly problems. It is also important to look for problems behind the symptoms and minimize the overall damage and needed repairs.
Warranty: Who needs a warranty inspection? Anyone who purchased a new home with a builder’s warranty could benefit from an inspection before the warranty expires.