Q&A

The Most Often Asked Questions About Home Inspections


Q. How much will it cost to inspect my home?

A. The Average cost of an inspection will range from $335.00 to $395.00. The cost of the inspection will vary depending on size, equipment and age of the home.

Q. What will Advantage do differently to inspect my home?

A. Although home inspection services seem basically the same, the ability to provide the service varies greatly.  Advantage Home Inspection Services has developed the ability to anticipate many defect by outward signs. Equipped with the latest in technical equipment, we will provide the highest degree of professional service possible. Advantage Home Inspection Services relies on referrals from highly satisfied customers who have made sound investments in their homes. Let us help you fulfill your dreams.

Q. Why do I need a home inspection

A. Should unfavorable property conditions be revealed, the Oklahoma realtors contract offers you an options for dealing with the conditions, provided an inspect is performed by a licensed Inspector. Without an inspection you must accept the property regardless of known or unknown defects.

Q. Do I need an inspection on a new or nearly new home.

A. Yes, 50% or more of defects found with homes are from improper installation at the time of construction. Many of these defects deal with the safe day-to –day use of the equipment and systems of the home. A through mechanical and structural inspection of the home will confirm that the dwelling meets today’s building standards concerning safety, efficiency and durability.

Q. Should I attend the inspection?

A.This the most informative time of your home purchase, don’t miss. This will probably be the last extended viewing to the home before closing. Familiarize yourself with the home and ask questions. Your inspector will inform you on the present condition, as well as maintenance and care necessary to maintain the mechanical and structural integrity of your new home.

 

Q. What will the inspection cover and how long will it take?

A. The home inspection is performed pursuant to the Oklahoma Standard of Practice and will cover two main topics; the mechanical and structural components of the home. An average home of 2500 square feet will typically take about two to three hours to be properly inspected. The structural inspection will basically cover site drainage, foundation, exterior coverings, framing, windows, interior, fireplace, roof structure and roof covering. The mechanical will basically cover electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and appliances. For more details click Home Inspection on the menu bar.

Q. Do I need an inspector when building a new home?

A. The inspector is a third party that has no interest in the profit of constructing the home for you. Due to the highly competitive market, new home construction focuses largely on cost, profit and quantity instead of value, benefits and quality. The inspector’s interest is to inform you, the client, on constructing an affordable, efficient and durable home. Unless you are an expert in all the mechanical and structural phases of home construction, hiring an inspector to consult with you and examine the construction phases will benefit you far more than the cost of the inspection. For more information click New Construction on the menu bar.

Q. What guarantee or assurance will an inspection provide?

A. An inspection is an opinion. It offers no guarantee that all defects are found, nor that the components inspected will continue to perform. If properly performed, an inspection will provide assurance that the investment is sound. Take time to make a careful decision when choosing an inspector. Length of time in the business, the number of inspections performed and referrals are generally good topics when determining your choice. “The Advantage” General Home Inspection Package includes a free 90 day limited home warranty from American Home Warranty.  This free limited warranty is only available for home buyers.

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Our service area includes Tulsa, Oklahoma, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Catoosa, Claremore, Cleveland, Coweta, Collinsville, Jenks, Mannford, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook & Stillwater Oklahoma. Mark is a certified member of the American Society of Home Inspectors - ASHI, and a Certified Master Inspector through ORCIA, the Oklahoma Residential & Commercial Inspection Association.

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