The Value of a Home Inspection
What is a home inspection and what areas of the home are included?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. It includes 11 major systems, including: The Site, Structure, Exterior, Roof, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, Air Conditioning, Interior, Insulation and Ventilation, Fireplace.
WynTec, an associate member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), strictly follows ASHI's published Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. For more information on how ASHI has defined them please refer to ASHI's website, http://www.ashi.org, or download the PDF documents we've provided for you.
How will a home inspection help me?
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you'll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
WynTec will work with you, as your personal agent, to identify any issues with the home whether its maintenance, safety, or age of a component. The report we provide will act as a reference for years to come allowing you to monitor any changes in the home or plan on future improvements.
What do I get for my money?
- An inspection by a professionally trained, licensed and insured home inspector
- A comprehensive, easy to read, computer generated report with digital pictures
- FREE e-mail and phone support for as long as you own your home
- FREE re-inspect if needed repairs were done prior to close of escrow
- FREE peace of mind
What will it cost?
At WynTec we charge by the heated square foot of the home. It doesn't matter how old the home is or what shape it's in or where it is. We believe everyone is entitled to a high quality home inspection regardless of your taste, preference in the living environment, or landscape around you, we never charge a mileage fee.
Prices begin at $225 for homes up to 1,800 square feet, then progress upwards from there at an additional $.07 per square foot.
Your realtor can help you determine the heated square feet of your home, or call us and by answering some questions, we can estimate the size of your home.
Why can't I do it myself?
Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. He or she knows how the home's systems and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail.
Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may have an effect on their judgment. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial, third-party opinion by a professional in the field of home inspection.
Can a house fail a home inspection?
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, 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.
When should you call WynTec for a home inspection?
Typically, a home inspector is contacted immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Before you sign, be sure there is an inspection clause in the sales contract, making your final purchase obligation contingent on the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms and conditions to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.
Do I have to be there?
While it's not required that you be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe us during the inspection and ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.