Home Inspection Services for the Norristown PA Area
At Priest Home Inspection, we are dedicated to providing superior home and building inspection services to residents of Doylestown, Norristown & Harleysville PA since 1980. If you're buying a home, getting a home inspection means you know about any problems and their solutions before you move in. If you're selling a home, getting a home inspection means you know you're complying with full disclosure laws, and means you can consider selecting contractors, rather than waiting for the buyer to do so. If you've just done extensive remodeling, a home inspection can help you make certain the contractors did the job correctly.
The best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have a professional home inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas, both small and large, that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention.
Let us spot the problems (new and old) before you commit to so major an investment and decision. We will provide help in turning you into a knowledgeable consumer. Homeowners can identify problems in the making and take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs. Sellers can understand conditions and put the property in better selling condition by making repairs prior to settlement.
Sellers (Pre-Sale) Inspection
Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a realtor, it’s always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. All homes have strengths and weaknesses and we help you determine how serious any problems are, which must be immediately addressed, and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation.
New Home Inspection
Because the quality of new construction may vary significantly from contractor to contractor, it is wise for buyers to have independent reviews of new construction; this is called a "staged construction inspection" including foundation, framing, pre- drywall, and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you’ve dreamed about.
1-Year Warranty Inspection
Most builders provide a one year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a "punch list" of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain a home inspector's list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.