BOULDER – Home inspectors provide their clients written and/or e-mailed reports of the home inspection. The report will contain detailed information on the property, and will typically be delivered within 24 hours of the inspection. The inspection report will clearly identify the components and systems of the property observed by the inspector. The report should include photos; and may be 30 to 50 pages long.
Here are some of the key areas you can expect to be covered in a home inspection report.
– Exterior features including sidewalks, driveways, siding, soffit, porches, balconies, railings and site grading.
– Roof system including shingles, gutters, flashing, chimneys and skylights.
– Structural components including foundation and framing of the home.
– Plumbing systems including pipes, drains, vents, water heating equipment and sump pumps.
– Electrical system including service panels, breakers and fuses, switches and receptacles.
– Heating system including equipment fuel supply and venting.
– Cooling systems including distribution and service records.
– Interior features including walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, stairs and railings.
– Insulation and ventilation including those in the attic and other unfinished spaces.
– Fireplaces including chimneys, vents and fuel source.
– Kitchen appliances functionality.
– Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector/alarm functionality.
If there are other specific areas you would like to have inspected please ask your inspector. Some such as radon testing and sewer scopes may carry an additional expense but are well worth it for a lot of properties.