Would you like to know what condition your property is in before you buy it? A Boulder Home Inspector will evaluate the components and systems of a home and give you a detailed report of its condition documenting, photographing and describing any safety concerns, material or marginal repair areas, and a list of all things inspected.
Our home inspection costs start at about $250 for a 1000sq ft home and the property inspection usually takes about 3.0 hours. The cost may increase depending upon size of home, age of home, square footage, ancillary services needed, and distance traveled to the property.
In most cases the inspection can pay for itself discovering any material or marginal components that they find. Bringing these areas of concern to you attention and pointing out key areas of what your are buying and what potential costs may arise once you are the new owner.
Why choose a Boulder Home Inspector?
Being in the industry for years and performing hundreds of inspections our Certified and Insured inspectors thoroughly go through each component of your new home and visually inspect, report and educate you on key areas of concern about safety, material items, and maintenance issues. Our goal is to provide quality, thorough, easy to understand, detailed information so you can make informed decisions about your investment. We know time is of the essence so we can work around your schedule to make sure you receive the information you need before your property inspection deadline. Once inspected we are available to answer your questions and help you decide on any additional concerns identified.
Our Inspection Reporting?
We use the most advanced inspection reporting software in the industry allowing you 24/7 digital access to reports, photos, and videos. You can also make payments, print reports, and sort your inspection findings by Summary, Safety Items, Material items and Area of issues all in one intuitive easy to use mobile friendly interface (Try doing that with your printed report). Both agents and clients love our software because it is easy to refer to key areas without thumbing through 50 pages of information to find what you are looking for. We include Recall Chek with every inspection, which will tell you if your appliances are eligible for a free maintenance or replacement.
What can a certified home inspection can do for you?
- Determine the overall condition of the systems and components that exist in your new home.
- Point out some of the Safety concerns that may exist in the home.
- Point out any Material and Marginal areas of the home.
- Document Appliances/HVAC Systems
- Piece of Mind.
- Ability to plan for upcoming home maintenance or repair costs.
- Provides the comfort of an unbiased 3rd party opinion.
For more information about our inspection reports, please visit NACHI.org/sop
Detailed Inspection Reports Include
PlumbingThis system is used everyday for the life of the house that if not installed or maintained properly, can cause a homeowner a lot of frustration.
Main water supply shut-off valve, fuel supply shut-off valve, water heating equipment, interior water supply to fixtures and faucets, toilet operation, sinks, tubs, showers, drain waste and vent system, accessible drainage sump pumps.
ElectricalAnother system that is used daily for the life of the home that can be the cause of material damage.
Service drop, overhead service conductors, service head, gooseneck/drip loops, service mast, service conduit and raceway, electric meter and base, service entrance conductors, main service disconnect, panel boards, circuit breakers, fuses, service grounding, bonding, number of switches, AFCI, GFCI, smoke detectors, carbon-monoxide detectors.
Insulation VentilationUnfinished spaces, attics, crawlspaces, foundations.
If accessible/visible – insulation in attics, crawlspaces, foundations and unfinished spaces.
If accessible/visible – ventilation of attics, crawlspaces, foundations and unfinished spaces.
Mechanical exhaust systems.
FireplaceOften a nice addition to any home, a fireplace can be an overlooked material issue when purchasing a home.
Operating damper doors (if accessible and operable), clean-out doors and frames, visible portions of the fireplace and chimneys.
Exterior PropertyWe invite you to walk the property with us to identify areas of interest.
Evaluation of vegetation, positive and negative surface drainage and grading issues, porches, patios, decks, balconies, carports, stairs, stoops, ramps, walkways, driveways, flashing, trim, exterior doors, wall coverings, eaves, soffits, fascia, windows.
Roof InspectionOften one of the first things to see when looking at a property, but from a far can be decieving.
Roof-covering materials, gutters, downspouts, vents, flashing, skylights, chimneys, roof penetrations, access panel accessibility, doors, stairs, indications of leaks.
StructureBasement | Foundation | Crawlspace
If accessible – foundation, basement, crawlspace.
Heating CoolingKeeping up with Colorado's climate is no easy task. We will evaluate the home heating and cooling systems (if available and appropriate)
Operating the heating (winter), cooling (summer) systems that are currently operable, determining the source and heating methods.