Here's Why a Home Inspection is Still Important
Buying a house is the biggest investment of your life. Wouldn’t you want to know just what you’re buying? Even with this market a consultation would help you have an idea of the condition of the major purchase. House inspections allow a buyer a chance to evaluate or fix substantial issues.
The first action you take when looking to purchase a home is assessing the home for any issues before signing a contract. Would you not want to know if the money you set aside is going to be put towards a new roof or perhaps renovating the kitchen? A home inspection puts that question to rest. These reports can indicate if there are flaws in the structure you are about to purchase.
Just because your house is new or “fairly new” does not mean it won’t have issues. In many cases it is the opposite. Older houses were built well whereas newer houses are built in cookie cutter forms, builders are looking for areas to cut costs and work is not always done by the most skilled workers. This is why it is important to have a home inspection.
WHERE WORK EXPERIENCE BECOMES AN ASSET
Different house inspectors have experience in other work fields, which can add significantly to buying a home. These vast amounts of knowledge can help give the buyer more insight. A good home inspector must evaluate all house components and offer a comprehensive report on the property.
The task of house inspection can take up to up to 2 to 4 hours. The inspector’s report will include minor and major issues and information on what is most urgent. It will undoubtedly help you a lot if you are a newbie homebuyer.
Home inspections can also help you identify serious dangers in older homes such as inadequate electrical in your home, roof covering concerns, concrete problems or more.
KNOWING YOUR R-VALUE
It is important to know what R-Value the house has. R-Value determines the amount of insulation you have in the house. This is typically determined by looking in the attic and measuring the amount of insulation as well as type used. Insufficient insulation can make for a cold winter and hot summer.
PROPER ATTIC VENTILATION
A house needs to breath. Air flow is important in a house and attic ventilation is important to inspect. Improper ventilation can cause mold in your attic. Attic vents could be blocked from insulation or just inadequate.
WHEN THE PURCHASE PRICE IS “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE”
If the property you want to purchase is considered a “bargain,” you need to have a home inspector inspect the property to let you know why it’s a “bargain.” Always keep in mind, if it’s too good to be true, that’s because it likely is, and your wallet will thank you for having an inspector from Thor Home help you before it’s too late.
If you are thinking of purchasing a residential or just have some questions with a property that you own, please give us a call. For WETT inspections and commercial property inquiries, please call for more info. We will be glad to help.