A home inspection is something that every home buyer and seller will encounter, but you may find that you have some unanswered questions. Burgess Inspections, Inc. can prepare you for your next real estate transaction by providing you with the facts you need to make the most informed decision. Our licensed professionals have completed over 39,000 inspections to date, and we hear some of the same questions from many of our clients. Let us go over some of these common questions with you so that you are better prepared for your next home inspection.

Home Buyer Inspections

Why Should I Have a Home Inspection?

Perhaps this whole process is new to you, and you are wondering why you should schedule a home inspection. A thorough inspection of the home and its components will identify defects to give you an idea of a timeframe for replacing major items like the roof, water heater, and HVAC system. Getting this information documented in a report will allow you to negotiate the best terms in your offer, as well as help you determine whether you should even make an offer. Inspections provide valuable information to both buyers and sellers, and you can’t afford to miss out on this. 

Can I Be Present During the Inspection?

We absolutely encourage our clients to attend the inspection, if it is possible. This will allow us to show you, firsthand, any defects discovered during the inspection, and it allows you to ask any questions that come to mind. Our home inspectors can also provide you with valuable information about the systems present in the home and how best to care for them.

What if My Inspection Report Contradicts My Roofing Contractor’s Opinion?

We will always provide what we see as the best advice concerning the major systems of your home. Contractors who specialize in one area of the home may differ from us in their opinions, but that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. We may think, in our unbiased opinion, that a roof will offer more years of service with some minor repairs, while a roofing contractor insists that the entire roof needs to be replaced.

When Will I Receive My Inspection Report?

We are proud to offer prompt service and will compile your results into a detailed report after the completed inspection. Typically, you will receive the report within one business day of the inspection. You can view a sample inspection report for any of the different types of inspections we offer right on our website. These will give you an idea of the type of information you can expect.

Schedule Your Inspection

Burgess Inspections provides reliable service, acting with integrity and honesty in all that we do. We offer commercial inspections, pre-listing inspections, new construction inspections, as well as specialty and environmental inspections. Contact us at (844) 804-9219 to request a free quote or schedule online. We serve Richmond, Gloucester, West Point, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County, as well as Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Lexington.