Why do I need a Home Inspection?

Many home buyers don't have much experience with the inner workings of a house and those that do probably won't subject the home to a thorough inspection. The home is made up of some fairly complex systems. 

If I'm buying a house, some of the things I would want to know:

  • Is the plumbing galvanized steel?
  • What's the condition of the roof?
  • Is the electrical wiring dated?
  • Is the attic ventilated and properly insulated?

Really the home inspection is a heads-up to the home-buyer for anything that might need repair now and may need upgrading or replacement in the future. That way, if the home has a 25 yr. old furnace the home buyer knows that its possible that the furnace could die this winter or next and he or she can be prepared for that.