By: RGC Home Inspections in Edmonton
What Is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a detailed evaluation of a residential property that outlines any possible issues there may be with the home. This can include, but is not limited to, the state of the roofing, heating, insulation, foundation, exterior, siding, windows and much more. Home inspections will always come with a report that is drafted by your home inspector that details the issues he or she found and why they may be a concern to you. At RGC Inspections, our inspectors perform their home inspections with incredible detail, paying attention to every room of your home, areas large and small.
The home inspection is a vital tool to use and step to take before buying a home. It is a step in the process that can be skipped, but only if you like to gamble with your money. Would you buy a car without driving it at least around the block or to your mechanic? If not, then does it make sense to consider spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the place where your family will spend massive amounts of time without making sure it is more than just a pretty paint job? Of course not!
Who Should Get a Home Inspection?
We believe that anyone who is buying a house should have a home inspection done for the property. It is hard enough to decide exactly where you want to live, especially if you have a family. You want to find the best location and learn about the schools in the area. On top of that, it is likely that you will start to feel a bit of stress and confusion because of all the requirements and hoops you must go through to buy the home.
We understand that buying a home can be a very stressful time and the last thing that you want to find out after you move into your new home is that there is something wrong with it and it’s going be very costly to fix. So to alleviate some of the stressfulness of buying a new home, it is always best to hire a home inspector to inspect the property before you buy it, even if you have previous construction experience.
Our home inspectors will evaluate the condition of the home and the physical structure as well as various systems within the house itself. The inspector does not pass or fail the home like a city inspector, rather they will give you a professional, unbiased assessment of the home, based off their many years of construction and inspection experience.
The Inspection Report
Once the inspection is completed, a full report with pictures will be given to you detailing his evaluation of the home. This report is for you to keep. Our home inspectors will answer and explain any and all questions that you may have about the report. Our certified home inspectors aim to provide you with clear and concise answers to your questions so you can understand them easier. If you do not understand something, we explain feel free to ask us to elaborate on our explanation for you. We encourage you to ask questions! The more questions you ask, the more familiar you will become with the house that you are about to buy.
Why Get a Home Inspection?
For many, buying a home is a huge step in life. Before you take this particular step, you will either need to A) do a lot of homework to know what is going on, or B) you need to place your trust in the professionals around you. One such professional is your home inspector.
A home inspection is a way of looking under the hood and kicking the tires of the house to make sure the walls are not made of marshmallows and the wiring made of licorice. While marshmallow walls may be tasty and great in your dreams, they do not make for a good house in reality, do they?
Smart buyers like yourself prefer to make informed choices. After all, knowledge is power. A proper home inspection report will tell you everything you need to know to make a decision about the home.
Simple repairs that need to be made are no big deal, but you do not want to brag to your friends about a the great deal you got only to discover a few weeks later that the walls are falling apart and the roof needs to be replaced. Buying that home is a big step in your life. A home inspection done by a competent inspector can save you thousands in the long run by pointing out any problems with the home before you buy. Do yourself a favor and have one done before you make an offer.
Get a Better Understanding of the Biggest Single Investment of Your Life
We understand that buying a home means that you are investing a large amount of money. It may be the most important investment you ever make so you want to make sure you know exactly what you are paying for.
Added Benefits of Home Inspections
What is really nice about a home inspection is that if there are problems with the home, your home inspection report can be used to negotiate price with the seller. A lot of times the seller does not know what is wrong with the home, so they may be willing to do something about the price if there is something wrong with the home.
What’s Included in a Home Inspection
Before you select any inspector, you always want to ask the home inspector what is included in their home inspection. Our home inspectors always inspect the roof and attic, the electrical system, the heating and air conditioning systems, the foundation walls, all bathrooms, the kitchen, plumbing system, and framing. Our home inspectors will also keep an eye out for other issues, such as leaks and moisture where black mold could be growing.
* Free Infrared Scan included in every inspection, so that you know there are no hidden surprises below the surface.
Other Questions to Ask
As the home inspector is going through the home, you may want to ask about what kind of maintenance should be performed on the house and how often. Your inspector will be glad to answer all your questions.
At RGC Inspections, our home inspectors are ultimately looking after your best interests. We want to give you peace of mind. Our Certified Master Inspector Nick Klassen is a Red Seal carpenter and has 30+ years of construction and inspecting experience so you can trust the knowledge and wisdom of an industry veteran.
Where do We Perform Home Inspections?
Our home inspectors are extremely mobile and love working with clients all around Edmonton and the surrounding areas. We perform our home inspections in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Fort Saskatchewan (Fort Sask.), Leduc, Beaumont, Stony Plain, and Spruce Grove.
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