Why Get An Inspection?
What Home and Property Inspectors do
Scope of the Inspection
Note that if the inspection takes place in the winter, the roof and the foundation may not be fully visible for inspection if they are covered with snow and ice. For safety and insurance reasons, the home inspector would not typically climb up on snow or ice covered roofs. However, the home inspector will inspect the roof from the ground or other vantage point. This also applies to the chimney and downspouts.
If problems or symptoms beyond the scope of the inspection are found, the home inspector may recommend further evaluation.
Unless otherwise arranged, a home inspection does not include appraisals, exact quotes for repairs, or determine compliance with regulatory requirements. A home inspection is also not intended to provide warranties or guarantees.