Why should I hire a Home Inspector?
For most people, a house is the largest purchase they will ever make. For a small cost, it provides homeowners with the peace of mind in knowing that the investment they will be making will be a sound purchase and that they will not have any unexpected surprises or costs.
Do I need to be present at the time of the inspection?
It is entirely up to you if you would like to be present during the inspection. If you decided to stay for the inspection, our inspectors make sure they educate you along the way so that you know exactly what is going on
What is the best way to choose a Home Inspector?
Always do your research before engaging an inspector to ensure they are qualified to give appropriate advice.
The ideal home inspector is someone who has many years of experience conducting Home Inspections. In addition, a good Home Inspector also has a background in Home and Building Construction. The reason for this is that they understand the building process of a home and how a home should be built. They are then better equipped to look for possible problems and trouble spots.
Also look for Home Inspectors that are licensed and certified and are accredited in the industry.
How long does an inspection normally take?
Depending on the size of the home and or property a typical inspection usually takes approximately 2 to 4 hours
Do you inspect the roof?
Yes, the roof is inspected. It is always good to be aware that some roofs with low pitch insufficient manhole and or air conditioning ducts are difficult to inspect fully. In some roofs, the full area cannot be inspected due to limited access.
When should the house be inspected?
We would advise an inspection prior to the signing of a contract. In our experience, the information contained in our report may affect the value of your offer.
How much do building inspections cost?
Begin Inspections can provide you with an accurate quote based on the type of building you need to be inspected. Contact us online, or give us a call on 403-803-1596 for more information.
What is thermal imaging?
a type of inspection that involves the use of technology and equipment that detects radiation. It calculates the surface temperature of an object emitting radiation and converts it into a visual image showing variations in temperature. This method is a non-invasive way of investigating the issues within the structure of a building that may not be visible to the naked eye – like rising damp or termites.