4-Point Inspection Vs. Full Inspection
A 4-point inspection will give you a general idea about the condition of the property, but won’t provide details about specific items like appliances or plumbing. Homeowners’ insurance companies require inspections before someone can get a new policy or renew an existing one. Recently, insurance companies have been reluctant to provide coverage for homes older than 20 years because they’re concerned about their liability.
New homeowners can also take advantage of this tool to determine if the potential house they’re considering buying is actually worth their investment.
On the other hand, a home inspection gives you more detailed information about the house. It covers every aspect of the home, inside and out. You’ll examine the roof, gutters and downspouts, walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, garages, foundations, crawl spaces, attic space, chimneys, fireplaces, water heater, refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, furnaces, air conditioning units, heat pumps, hot water tanks, plumbing, wiring, heating/cooling systems, appliances, yard equipment, fences, decks, sheds, and much more.