To most home buyers, the purchase of their home is one of the largest investments they’ll make. It’s important to know the condition of the home, good and bad and what might be expected later on.The home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home.
A 4 point inspection is a necessity in order to get a new homeowner’s insurance policy or to renew a policy that you already have. The 4 point inspection offers a limited scope evaluation of these four systems:
Wind mitigation inspections are very valuable and necessary inspection that has the potential to save you up to 80% on the cost of your windstorm insurance premium. For very high wind events such as tropical storms or hurricanes, insurance discounts are provided for added building features which can mitigate the damage that would be sustained during these events. The features that can be added to provide wind mitigation include impact resistant glazing, shutter protection for windows, roofs, or other additional construction methods, enhanced roof shingles, hurricane straps or clips, stronger roof decks and more.
While a WDO inspection is sometimes called a "termite inspection," there is a distinction between them. You should understand the difference before hiring any pest control agent.
A WDO inspection goes beyond looking for just signs of termites and termite damage and will instead inspect for signs of any wood-destroying organisms. Signs of wood-destroying microorganisms include:
there are many issues that could affect a pool. Some are minor issues with simple repairs. Others could require significant work and expense to resolve. Some issues could even affect the safety of the pool and the people using it. A detailed knowledge of the condition of the swimming pool is a huge factor in the final terms of a home purchase. Just like necessary home repairs, necessary pool repairs can be a negotiating point in a closing. The severity of the issues and the cost of repairs will affect the conditions of sale and may even affect the final sale price.
MEF Home Inspections performs Seawall Inspections as they are your waterfront properties main barrier against the ocean, rivers, and moisture. If seawalls are worn, soil erodes, and your home can move/shift. Moving and shifting in a home can cause thousands of dollars in structural repairs. Below are the main items that we look at during a Seawall Inspection:
The report will reflect the estimated age of the roof or, if available, the age shown on permitting information. Any signs of damage, such as cracked tiles, deteriorated shingles, leaks and water damage, are noted in this report. Our inspector will conduct a visual check of the roof and attic to determine the expected life remaining.
A manufactured home inspection is a complete inspection of the home, from the roof to the ground. There are specific areas that are thoroughly inspected such as roofs, plumbing, electricity, heating and cooling, and flooring.
Below is a list of the ten most important things in a manufactured home inspection:
The condo inspection will include observing the crawl space from the entry and attics that attach directly to your unit to make sure there is a firewall installed and no major issues visible (both of these areas are common areas to the complex and are taken care of by the association). The inspector will also assess basements, garages, and common-use zones directly adjacent to the unit.