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We offer a wide range of inspections. 
Inspections Offered: 
What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.

On average, a single-family home inspection usually takes 2-4 hours to complete, though this is heavily dependent on the size and condition of the home. After the inspection process, the inspector will send the client an inspection report (often within 24-48 hours) that

covers their findings, complete with pictures, analysis and recommendations.

We offer a wide range of inspections. 

What does a home inspection include?

The standard home inspector's report will cover the condition of the home's:

  • Roofing and Flashing

  • Heating and Air Conditioning

  • Plumbing Systems

  • Electrical Systems

  • Structure

  • Foundation

  • Exterior Finishes and Windows

  • Attic and Ventilation

  • Driveway and Sidewalks

  • Garage and or Carport                

  • Kitchens and Bathrooms

  • Fireplaces

  • Visible Insulation

  • Built-in Appliances

It is important to note that there may be some exceptions. If certain areas are inaccessible (locked door, tenant's belongings in the way) or unsafe conditions (severely steep roofs, poor structural integrity) the inspector will explain the situation and note that they were not able to assess that specific area or system.

Can a house fail a home inspection?

A professional home inspection is an examination and objective assessment of the current condition of a house. A home inspector will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement. A home inspection is not an appraisal and will not determine the home's market value. It is also not a municipal inspection and does not verify local code compliance.

We offer a wide range of inspections. 

What if the inspection report reveals problems?

It is important to note that no house is perfect. Every home inspection will identify issues with the property and the inspector will communicate the severity of the issues found. The home inspector's goal is to leave their clients with a deeper understanding of their prospective home, so the client can make a sound decision as they continue their home buying process. The client should be fully aware of any issues, risks, or health concerns that may impact the client's decision. The inspector's role is not to tell the clients if they should buy the house or not, but to help the clients understand the full cost of ownership. If major problems are found, homebuyers may wish to negotiate with the seller to make repairs or cover their costs.

4-Point Inspection:

A 4-point inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house or condominium, reviewing four major systems: roofing, electrical, plumbing and HVAC. This specific inspection is requested by homeowners insurance company before someone can renew or be eligible for their desired coverage.

Wind Mitigation Inspection:

A wind mitigation inspection is when a certified inspector checks your roof and other parts of your home to determine how it holds up against severe wind. The inspector then issues a report on their findings. 

If the report shows that your home is sufficiently fortified against wind damage, your insurer may reward you with discounts on your home insurance premiums. That’s because storm-proofing your home lowers the risk of expensive wind damage. Insurance companies often offer discounts for wind mitigation and other risk reduction measures.

Pre-listing Inspection:

When selling a home, a buyer's inspection may find a defect in your home, but why wait until then and cause delays or even compromise a potential sale? A pre-listing inspection can allow you to get ahead of the game by discovering any problems before your home is placed on the market. 

11-Month Inspection:

Most new homes come with a 12 month warranty provided by the contractor that covers issues with its structure, components and materials. At 11-months, hire Rolfs Home Inspections to perform an inspection and assist you to build a list of corrections that fall under these types of warranties. You can then have your contractor fix any issues while the warranty is still in force.

Pool & Spa Inspection:

Swimming pools and spas are great additions to a home, if they are operating correctly and safely. Rolfs Home Inspection will visually inspect the components of the pool and spa such as pumps, heaters, deck surfaces, railings, diving boards, ladder and wiring to verify that your pool is ready for safe summer fun.

New Construction Inspection:

It would seem that new homes should be perfect, or close to it, but many say that they often have hidden issues. Some common problems found during new-construction home inspections include structural defects like foundation cracks, faulty grading, and poor framing. Drainage and grading issues can be a problem, because they can cause water damage later on. Windows might leak. There may be HVAC issues, including thermostats that don't work or loose connections. Electrical problems, such as poorly wired outlets, open grounds, and missing switch plates, aren't unheard of. Nor are plumbing issues, such as reversed hot/cold in faucets, improper piping, leaks, and more. Inspectors say they've also often found projects that weren't completed. These might include lacking insulation, handrails, or fixtures that are only partly installed, or even missing pieces of hardware.

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