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House Inspection Checklist

When you choose a company to have your home inspected, it will pay to choose a company with a good reputation and taking the help of word of mouth recommendations should point you in the right direction. When beginning the inspection of the home, it may help to first prepare a house inspection checklist which can often is quite exhaustive though having many points to inspect is always a good idea.

Exterior Checklist

To begin with, you can choose a number of things to include in your house inspection checklist for the exteriors including landscape, trees, plants, grading of soil, swimming pool (if present) and the roofing. Since new roofs can cost quite a bit, it would pay to inspect it closely including its materials, age, shingles, tar paper, gutters, roof line, layers of roof, chimney as well as any sagging or bracing of the roof.

Other items to include in the exterior house inspection checklist include propane tanks, sewer, building exterior, hairline cracks, doors and also windows especially the trim areas and also framing, foundation, cement, fences and garage, and finally the driveway.

You can also prepare a house inspection checklist for the interiors of the property that will include the basement and craw space, floors, walls, wiring, fireplace, heating and also cooling systems, plumbing, and finally, the bathroom and kitchen.

You should hire professional home inspectors who will examine as well as report accurately the condition in which your property is though an inspection of this kind does not lead to finding out the value of your property. In addition, even if the inspection is thorough, there is still no surefire means of finding faults that are not visible and these can be overlooked when the inspection is performed.