Frequent Questions

When is a home inspection required?

You may need or want a home inspection if you are renting, purchasing or selling a home. The inspection report provides valuable information about the site conditions as well as the interior and exterior components of a home.

How long does a home inspection take?

A typical home inspection takes approximately 2-3 hours. The exact amount of depends on the size and condition of the home. While not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged that you be present for the inspection.

What is a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

The purpose of a windstorm inspection or wind mitigation is to determine the appropriateness of a given structure’s construction in the event of strong winds, such as those present in a hurricane. Homeowners seeking insurance discounts often benefit from wind mitigation reports. A wind storm or wind mitigation report can also help homeowners determine how storm ready their home is given its current condition.

What is a 4-Point Inspection?

The four point focuses only on four main area of your home.

  1. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
  2. Electrical Wiring and Panels
  3. Plumbing connections and fixtures
  4. Roof

This main purpose of this report will be to describe to the insurance company the condition and age of these elements. Depending on the insurance company, 4-point inspections are required for homeowner’s insurance policies (HO-3) and rental properties (DP-3) for older (30+ years) properties. 4-point inspections are not required for renter’s insurance policies (HO-4) or condominium policies (HO-6), regardless of the age of the property.

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