What Areas Does a Home Inspection Look At?

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The process of buying a new home is a long one. Even once you have found a property you like, you’ll still deal with multiple rounds of paperwork and negotiation before you can move in. One of the most crucial steps in this process is the home inspection. Our team at Cornerstone Inspections has been providing home inspections for many years, and we want to help you know what to expect from the process.

What Areas Does a Home Inspection Look At?

In this article, we’ll go over what we look at during a home inspection.

  • Structure – During a home inspection, our team will look at the major structural components of the home in question to make sure they are sound. We’ll look at the foundation, roof, walls, insulation, windows, etc., and take notes on their condition, age, and energy ratings. You can then use this information to decide whether to go through with the purchase or to negotiate a better deal on the property. This information will also help you plan ahead for future repairs—for instance, knowing the age of the roof will tell you when you’ll need to get it replaced.
  • Systems – Our team will also examine the major systems in your new home as part of a home inspection. We’ll inspect the HVAC system, plumbing, and electrical wiring to make sure they are up-to-date and working properly. While we don’t open up the walls and look at the visible components, we will gather all the information we can about these systems to make sure you can base your decision on solid facts.