Exterior Inspections, Inc.
Inspections and Consulting Since 1997
The cost of an inspection is relatively small when compared to the worth of the house and the knowledge that it is sound.
We provide complete home and property inspections in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties for current or prospective real estate owners and builders. We focus on providing high-quality service and superior customer satisfaction.
For the Home Buyer:
As a home buyer, you are about to purchase one of your largest investments. You want to make sure that investment is sound, even if the home is newly built. Before you finalize your home purchase, be sure the house is in good condition. The best way to ensure this is to have a professional inspection performed by an inspector licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission. This will help determine not only the general condition of the home, but to help identify potential, costly issues that may go unnoticed without a professional inspection. Remember, even if the home is new, there may be items that were overlooked by the builder.
For the Home Seller:
As a home seller, there may be problems with your home that you have not noticed. After all the work you put in to list your house with a realtor to place it on the market, you don't want a grocery list of needed repairs at the last minute or a potential buyer walking away from the transaction. Selling a home is a stressful event. Let one of our licensed, professional home inspectors decrease that level of stress so that you will not be caught unaware of potential problems.
Even the most reputable builders can make mistakes or overlook routine items and are more than willing to make corrections when an oversight is pointed out. Inspecting a new home or having a home inspected before a builder's warranty expires can help keep unpleasant surprises from happening.
What is included in a home inspection?
A home inspection involves the visual inspection of the structure and mechanical aspects of the interior and exterior property. We include a:
Structural inspection- Foundation, grading and drainage, roof, attic, interior and exterior walls, ceilings, floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, attached structures (porches, decks, carports, garages), fireplaces, and chimneys;
Mechanical inspection- Electrical, heating, cooling, plumbing, built-in appliances, garage door components, dryer vents.
Computer generated reportemailed to you within 24 hours, in most cases. Color photographs will be included as needed.
Not included- Detection of pest or wood destroying insects, pool or spa (although the electrical components are inspected), well systems, and septic systems. These require a specialized, licensed inspector. If these inspections are requested or required, we have reputable companies that we work with and can coordinate these services for you.