Buyer's Home Inspection

 

Our most popular type of inspection, a buyer’s home inspection is for all types of homes, new and old. It’s a non-invasive look at all the major systems of the home. Read on to learn what’s inspected, why you should get a home inspection, and info about our pricing. 

We recommend reading a sample report so you can see exaclty what kind of information you will receive about the house.

What’s Inspected

We spend around 3 hours inspecting your home. The inspector will look at everthing on this list and more. NC & SC only require a representitve number of tests, but we test everything we can get to. Just one way we go above and beyond for you!

Roofing
Your Charlotte home inspector will look at the roof from all angles from the ground. You’ll learn about the condition of the home’s roofing system, including:

  • roof coverings
  • flashings
  • skylights
  • chimneys
  • roof penetrations
  • drainage systems
Structure
  • Foundations
  • Basements
  • Crawlspaces
  • Structural walls, floors, and ceilings
  • Roof structure and attic
Built-in Kitchen Appliances
  • Dishwasher
  • Ranges, cooktops, and ovens
  • Range hood
  • Trash-compactor
  • Hot-water dispenser
  • Garbage disposal
  • microwave cooking equipment
Heating and Cooling
  • Heating and air handling equipment
  • HVAC operating controls
  • Automatic safety controls
  • Distribution systmes
  • Presence of installed heating/cooling sources in each room
  • Flues and vents
  • Cooling equipment
Plumbing
  • Faucets and fixtures
  • Tubs and toilets
  • Undersink fixtures
  • Hot and Cold Water heater
Exterior of the Home
During your home inspection, you’ll learn the styles and materials of the exterior of your home in Charlotte NC, the status of the driveway, appearance, types of entry doors, and siding styles.

You’ll learn the condition of the exterior wall cladding, flashing and trim, doors, windows, decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches, patio /covers and applicable railings.

You’ll also learn about the exterior vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patio floor, walkways, and retaining walls(with their respect to the condition of the building), eaves, soffits, and facias from your home inspection in Charlotte.

Interior of the Home
You will also learn the condition of the walls, ceiling, and floors, steps, stairways, balconies, and railings, counters and cabinets.

Your Charlotte home inspector will open as many windows and interior doors as he can get to without moving furniture and report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.

Your home inspector is not required to observe: Paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; Carpeting; or Draperies, blinds, or other window treatments. These are considered to cosmetic items.

The function and safety of your home is being inspected.  Cosmetics issues most homeowners can handle without a home inspection.

Insulation and Ventilation
  • Insulation in attic
  • Insulation under floor system
  • Vapor retarders
  • Ventilation of attic and foundation areas
  • Venting systems (kitchen, bath, and laundry)
  • Ventilation fans and thermostatic controls
Electrical System
  • Service entrance conductors
  • Service and grounding equipment, main overcurrent device, and main and distribution panels
  • Branch circuit conductors, overcurrent devices, and compatibility
  • Outlets and operation of GFCI circuits
  • Lights
  • Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Other connected devices
Garage
You’ll learn about the condition of your garage ceiling, flooring, garage doors, doors from the garage into the house, and garage door openers from your home inspector.
Other Major Systems of Your Home
You will also learn the condition of the walls, ceiling, and floors, steps, stairways, balconies, and railings, counters and a representative number of installed cabinets and a representative number of doors and windows of the interior of your home.

Your home inspector is not required to observe: Paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; Carpeting; or Draperies, blinds, or other window treatments. These are considered cosmetic items.

The function and safety of your home are being inspected.  Cosmetics issues most homeowners can handle without a home inspection.

 

The best way to understand what’s included in your Starmark home inspection is to look at a sample report. We have several reports that show things we typically find at different types of inspections. And as always, we are here to answer any questions you have about the report.

Why do a Home Inspection?

It’s simple: to learn about the condition of your house. A Home Inspection is one of the most important and valuable steps of the home buying process. You’ll learn all about the house and what condition it’s in. You’ll learn about the plumbing, electrical, foundation, HVAC, interior, exterior, garage, built-in kitchen appliances, ventilation, and the condition they are in at the time of the home inspection.

 

Price

Our home inspection pricing is based on:

  • home size (heated square ft)
  • home age
  • foundation type (concrete slab, crawlspace, basement)

Call us for a quote 704-606-8333 or schedule online.

We’re not the most expensive in town and we’re not the cheapest. We offer the best value for the money because our inspections are such high quality. Read more about how we train the best inspectors in town to do the highest quality inspections.

A home inspection is an investment in your future. In some cases, our inspections may cost a little more than our competitors, but that’s because we take our time and find things they don’t, which will save you money in the long run.

Our home inspection pricing is based on:

– home size (heated square ft)

– home age

– foundation type (concrete slab, crawlspace, basement)

Call us for a quote 704-606-8333 or schedule online.

We’re not the most expensive in town and we’re not the cheapest. We offer the best value for the money because our inspections are such high quality. Read more about how we train the best inspectors in town to do the highest quality inspections.

A home inspection is an investment in your future. In some cases, our inspections may cost a little more than our competitors, but that’s because we take our time and find things they don’t, which will save you money in the long run. 

 

For your convenience, we can also schedule many other types of inspections.

With one call to us, you can arrange for most of the inspections you need.

We’re here to help you make the most of the total inspection process. We can help you schedule appointments with all the different types of inspections you need. We’ll schedule inspections for you with termite, pool, septic, and HVAC inspection companies that we know and trust. We are here to serve you and help you with the home inspection process from start to finish.

 

Types of Inspections We Offer:

Click the button below each to learn more.

All our inspections include:

Flexible Scheduling

We answer our phones until 9pm to accommodate your scheduling needs. Or easilyt schedul online. We even offer Saturday inspections.
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Online Reports

Our detailed reports are delivered electronically, for your convenience. They include an easy to read summary followed by full descriptions, including pictures.

Home Advice for life

We want to be your building consultant for life! Call us any time in the future, months or years from now, with your questions about your home.

Starmark Home Inspections - Proudly Serving the Charlotte Area for 13 years

We perform quality home inspections all throughout the Charlotte metro area in both North Carolina and South Carolina, including Waxhaw, Fort Mill, Ballantyne, Indian Trail, Matthews, Lancaster, Indian Land, Weddington, Stallings, Mint Hill, Harrisburg, Huntersville, Mooresville, University, Concord, Cornelius, Lake Norman, Davidson, Lake Wylie, Tega Cay, York, and Sun City Carolinas.

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