Standard Home Inspections
Approximately 80% of all homes nationwide are inspected prior to closing, and this number is rising. The home inspection has become a standard part of the real estate transaction in most states. These home inspections are traditionally conducted for buyers, to receive an overview and non-biased opinion of the home they are looking to purchase. This is a complete inspection with a written report designed to inform and educate a buyer about the overall condition of the home.
Wind Mitigation Inspections
Wind mitigation inspections, often required by your insurance company, are particularly important in our hurricane-prone area of Brevard County, Florida.
When a Steel Rhino inspector checks your home’s wind-resistant features, they will check everything from door and window coverings, to the way your roof is attached to your home as well as how your roof is sealed to prevent water intrusion.
A 4-Point home inspection is a comprehensive examination of four crucial systems in a home: electrical, plumbing, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), and the roof. The inspection is typically requested by insurance companies to assess the condition of these essential systems in a home before providing insurance coverage.
Pre-listing home inspections are primarily for sellers who want to uncover any issues with their home prior to listing with a real estate agent. This type of inspection gives the seller the opportunity to repair the home before a buyer’s inspector finds problems that can complicate the sale.
Builder’s Warranty Inspections
This is a great tool for homeowners who have purchased a new home. This inspection is normally conducted before the first year of warranty runs out by the builder. Having a home inspection performed before your builder’s warranty expires will help catch potential issues early on, potentially saving you thousands of dollars down the road.
There are more than 3,000 operating components in a home, and they do wear out. This usually occurs quietly and slowly, making it likely that they will go unnoticed until they become larger issues.
A home maintenance inspection gives you a full picture of any below-the-radar repairs that need to be done. Many people request home maintenance inspections even if they have no intention of selling their home.
We have found water intrusion in some homes while performing this type of inspection, that if left untreated could have caused thousands of dollars in damage.
When purchasing a newly built home, it is a good idea to have an independent inspector inspect the home first. We are available for pre-drywall and final inspections prior to closing.
With a new construction sale, your contract will include a final walkthrough, but it might not include an inspection. Either way, you’d be wise to ask to include an inspection contingency and plan on ordering an independent inspection from Steel Rhino Property Inspections.