Home Inspection

Home Inspection, What’s Included?

Curious about the contents of a home inspection by Billings Home Inspections? Let’s provide you with a brief outline of the services encompassed in your home inspection, along with an overview of the key systems we evaluate throughout the procedure. Additionally, this overview will help you better understand the comprehensive nature of the inspection process and the critical aspects we examine to ensure a thorough assessment of the property.

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  • Roof

    The roof is one of the most costly and important structures. We will examine the roof, its structure, shingles/tiles, flashing, gutters, downspouts and more.

  • Exterior

    This includes the exterior walkways and doors, siding, eaves and soffits, fascia, paint, and other such elements of the home’s exterior.

  • HVAC

    We will test and examine the HVAC systems including ducts, filters, furnaces and air conditioning units.

  • Plumbing

    We will check all plumbing fixtures for proper function, including tubs, sinks, hoses, showers, water shut-off valves, and irrigation systems, if applicable, and look for leaks and other such flaws.

  • Electrical Systems

    We will check both interior and exterior electrical systems including service drops, service masts, grounding, outlets, meters, circuit breakers, and other such systems.

  • Appliances

    We will test and examine all major appliances like hot water heaters, washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and more.

  • Doors, Windows & Interior

    We will check doors and windows for proper sealing and drafts, signs of mold or water damage, and more. We will also check the condition of all interior spaces.

  • Foundations, Basements and Crawl Spaces

    We will examine the foundation, crawlspaces and basements to look for signs of things like past water damage, foundation cracking or shifting, and other such potentially expensive issues.

  • Attic, Ventilation, Insulation

    We will examine the attic to ensure it is properly ventilated, check for mold and moisture, assess the level of insulation, and more.

Why Do I Need a Home Inspection?

A home inspection serves not only to uncover issues with the house but also to ensure you avoid purchasing something that could incur higher-than-anticipated costs or lead to future complications. Furthermore, if you’re considering buying a brand-new home, enlisting a home inspector might save you thousands of dollars. Additionally, it will enhance your knowledge of the property you intend to buy and the potential issues it might have. Ultimately, a home inspection can give the confidence of both buyers and real estate agents.

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