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Choosing the Right Home Inspector
If you are a home buyer, it is critical to choose the right home inspector for one of your most important financial investments you will ever make.
You don’t get a chance to “test drive” your new home before you buy it, but a certified home inspection will tell you everything you need to know so you can make the best decision for you and your family.
Our inspectors are ASHI Certified, fully insured, and maintain on-going education to provide our clients with a higher degree of professionalism and reliability during the Certified Home Inspection.
Our “More Than Just a Home Inspection” approach, over 20 years of experience, and the professional industry standards and code of ethics that we adhere to, will convince you that you made the right choice!
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In the following video, Frank Cooper, Owner of Atlanta Property Inspections, discusses what you should consider before hiring a home inspector.
We provide professional home inspection services for Resale Homes, New Homes, Townhomes, and Condos.
Whether you’re buying an older home in town or a relatively young suburban home, our Certified Home Inspection is a comprehensive and detailed process that typically takes around 3 hours.
The primary focus of any home inspection is to inspect and report on the five major systems of a home – Structural (Roof and Foundation), Electrical, Plumbing, Heating / Air Conditioning, and Appliances. Other systems can include fireplaces and chimneys, decks and porches, garages and overhead doors, attic insulation, and ventilation. We do all that and much more.
We take the extra time to provide you with additional and valuable information that the other guys don’t – things like the estimated remaining life expectancy of major systems such as roofs, HVAC systems, water heaters and other appliances and systems in your home.
Due to the recent growth of the metro Atlanta area, Atlanta has many newer homes, particularly in the suburban Atlanta counties such as Gwinnett, Cobb, Forsyth, Hall, Cherokee and north Fulton. The vast majority of new home buyers are choosing to have their new homes professionally inspected.
With so many sub-contractors involved in the construction of a new home, making sure every installation is perfect can be a very challenging responsibility for the builder. Even the best and most respected builders can have a faulty installation or two. A professional home inspector can provide a “second set of eyes” that helps the client and builder find some of the things that may have been missed.
The inspection is also a great time to perform a “pre-walk through” inspection or a “punch list” inspection where the buyer lists some of the defective cosmetic items in preparation for the builder’s orientation or walk through.
More and more new home buyers are choosing to have a Pre-Drywall Inspection before the home’s framing gets covered up with sheetrock.
This specialized inspection involves a detailed look at the structural framing of the home and includes verification of properly installed lumber and anchors, and correct installation of studs, beams, floor joists, and roof rafters.
Many times the original framing crew does a great job but the other trades, such as plumbing electrical and HVAC, can cut and alter framing components incorrectly to make their components fit. A critical part of the Pre-Drywall inspection is to check all plumbing, electrical, gas piping, and HVAC ducting installations to insure the original framing has not been compromised.
Our Pre-Drywall inspections routinely find items missed by the builder, their sub-contractors, as well as the municipal inspectors. Unfortunately, municipal inspections are not designed to catch everything wrong with a home. Their main objective is to determine whether minimum code requirements are met; they often do not check for quality of work issues that can be important when building a new home.
Townhomes & Condos
Whether you’re buying a condo in Buckhead or Decatur or maybe a suburban townhome in Roswell, Suwanee or Smyrna, you need a home inspection. Some communities are nothing more than converted apartment buildings that were poorly built, wired and insulated. Some older in-town buildings have asbestos and outdated wiring that can become an expensive problem. Newer units built in the 1980’s or 1990’s, in DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb and Gwinnett counties, may have defective wood fiber board siding (such as Louisianna Pacific Inner Seal) or they could include defective plumbing pipe (such as polybutylene – blue and gray).
Know what you are buying. Our Certified Home Inspection is a must for any new townhouse or condo purchase.
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