Jose Colon of 20/20 Inspections speak about Spalling Concrete found in the 5 point inspection today.
You will want a licensed, insured and highly recommended inspector to give you a visual inspection of the home to make sure that the structure meets basic safety standards. The 4 point includes electrical, plumbing, roof and heating / cooling. If a 5 point inspection is required, windows are also inspected. When a home is over 50 years old an additional electrical certification signed by an electrical contractor is also often required.
1. ROOF CONDITION INSPECTIONS
This is a more detailed inspection that covers only the roof, and does not cover the electrical, plumbing or HVAC systems. In addition to the exterior portion of the roof, access to the attic is also required.
2. REPLACEMENT COST VALUATIONS (Insurance appraisal)
Higher valued homes - over 4,000 square feet or valued at over $500,000 - are often required to have this inspection completed. This estimates the replacement value of the home structure if a complete loss were to occur.
3. WINDSTORM MITIGATION INSPECTIONS
An inspection for structures that have windstorm insurance coverage. This inspection is sometimes required, by insurance carriers, before the coverage on the building can be written. More often, it is the homeowner who wants the inspection in order to save money on their premium. If your home meets some of the requirements - roof covering meeting Florida Building Code requirements, protected openings,
proper roof attachments - homeowner can save up to 45% of their premiums every year!!
4.COMPLETE REAL ESTATE INSPECTIONS
The entire property is checked to assist you in knowing everything that you can about the home you want to purchase. This knowledge will assist you in making an informed decision during your purchase, and provide you with information you need regarding any repairs or maintenance your new home may require.
A Top Notch Realtor will supply referrals so that the experience is a happy one .