What to expect from your house inspection
Purchasing a home can be a stressful time. It is a major life event and many people find themselves in unfamiliar territory. You need accurate and trustworthy information to make a sound decision. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, photographs, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself can make the experience seem overwhelming.
At Apogee Inspections, we can take away much of the stress and pressure from that decision making process. A home inspection gives you a professional opinion on the overall condition and performance of the house. We will provide you with expert technical advice so you will be able to proceed with confidence and avoid potentially costly mistakes.
We have been working in the industry in Vancouver since 1989. We are familiar with all types of housing in the region.
Apogee Home Inspections are a visual examination of the accessible areas of a property which is designed to identify observed material defects within specific systems and components. Components may include any combination of mechanical, structural, electrical, plumbing, or other essential systems or portions of the home. We will provide an opinion on the overall existing condition of the house and communicate our findings in our report. A report includes pictures, narratives on conditions and performance issues, and recommendations. Inspections are performed in accordance with the current Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors. The Standards contain certain and very important limitations, exceptions, and exclusions to the inspection. The InterNACHI Standards of Practice can be viewed here. We comply with Consumer Protection BC’s rules and regulations governing the licensing of home inspectors.
Our home inspections are for prospective buyers in real estate sales, for home owners before listing their house for sale, after a purchase has been made, to investigate a particular problem or condition, to identify deficiencies in new construction or renovations, or for repair and maintenance planning.
It is best if you can join us on site during the inspection so we can show you our findings, present a slide show of the photos we have taken and to answer any questions you may have. If you are unable to attend the inspection, that’s OK too. Our reports are designed to clearly and intelligibly present to you our findings complete with photos, diagrams and easy to understand narratives. As questions come up, you can call us and we will be happy to answer them. You can contact us by phone or by email for as long as you own your home at no further cost. We’re available to answer any building-related questions.