A Home inspection is for your security and peace of mind. Whether you’re buying, selling, renovating, or simply preserving the value of your home, knowing the condition is vital in protecting your investment.
- Is everything operational at this time?
- How much longer are the components likely to continue functioning?
- Is the home safe?
- Are the components installed in a professional manner?
- Are there deficiencies or signs of potential failure?
- Should small things be repaired or replaced now to prevent large expenses in the future?
Remember, when it comes to one of the biggest investments of your life, hiring a certified, accredited home inspector will help you make a well-informed buying decision.
AALLIANCE offers personal, professional home inspection services and is always available for consultation/questions/concerns for as long as you own your home.
- Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
- Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors
- American Society of Home Inspectors
- CAHPI New Construction Inspector
ASHI and OAHI member qualifications:
Members must meet specific criteria in the areas of
- Education and annual accreditation
- Technical background
Whomever you choose as your home inspector, it is recommended that they are certified and accredited by one of the above associations and conform to existing Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
A home inspection is an objective, visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, including vital areas such as:
If landscaping has any effects on the foundation.
Siding, trim, exterior windows & storms:
General condition of each.
Roof, chimney, flashing, valleys:
Evidence of water penetration, materials, condition.
General condition, effects of dampness in basement and evaluating ability to carry off rainwater.
Driveways, patios, decks, porches:
General condition of each.
All visible fixtures, pipes and drains tested for operation.
Outside entrance wiring, service panel and visible wiring inspected. Random testing of outlets.
Visible portion of heating plant and components.
Visible roof sheathing, ventilation, insulation and framing.
Foundation soundness and evidence of moisture penetration.
A home inspection is not an insurance policy, guarantee or warranty on the home, nor is it intended to identify concealed defects or is it able to predict the future or remaining life of components. It is used to evaluate possible defects and to inform and educate the homebuyer.
Home Inspections that are thorough. timely. professional.
The Home Reference Book by Carson Dunlop is considered the most concise and comprehensive reference guide available for home inspections and your home’s evaluation.
- Over 400 pages of informative and easy to use information about your home
- Over 150 illustrations
- 9 pages of detailed report forms (PDF files available upon request)
- 16 chapters of easy to understand homeowner information
- $100 value FREE with your home inspection
It provides a simple explanation of various house systems, how the components work and how they may wear out or fail. Life expectancy of components, maintenance and estimates of replacement are also included. The Home Reference Book is the definitive guide to help you operate and maintain your home effectively, and is FREE with your inspection.
The pre renovation inspection focuses on the best way to achieve the owner’s plans based on the home’s layout. It is less rigid in scope and is defined more by the homeowner, the work planned and budgetary limitations.
Some considerations may include:
- Structural integrity of the home
- Insulation requirements
- Energy consumption
- Heating, electrical, plumbing requirements
It is always a good idea to address these major components with contractors before demolition begins. Protecting your investment by using a certified inspector and taking stock before you get started will enable you to plan your renovation project with fewer unexpected costs.
Congratulations, you’ve just bought your new home! Sometimes due to the complexity of new home construction, mistakes occur. You are entitled to a Pre-Delivery Inspection plus a 30 Day and Year End Inspection administered by Tarion. However, the responsibility lies with the home owner to report possible defects prior to the expiration of the warranty.
We visually inspect and photograph potential problems with:
- Electrical systems
- Plumbing systems
- Roofing systems
- Heating / cooling
- Foundation / grading
- Interior / exterior finishes
For new home inspections you need the services of a qualified New Construction Inspector to help reduce risk and to protect your investment. The sooner problems are identified the easier it is to have them resolved to your satisfaction.
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