Home inspections are performed by an independent certified home inspector. The inspector visually evaluates your home and various systems and provide an easy to understand detailed report with the inspection findings. A knowledgeable and experienced home inspector is crucial to ensure that your decision is a wise one. Whether you are buying or selling your home, this should be an exciting and happy time. Regrettably, no house is without issues, even new houses. Our unbiased home inspection report details the items that require immediate attention. Also, we provide information for those trouble spots that may have future consequences. Our home inspection report suggests repairs or replacements for these trouble spots. We want you to be well informed and satisfied with the purchase or sale of your home.
Paragon Home Inspection is a Spring, TX, based company offering trustworthy home inspections to Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, Waller, Magnolia, Tomball, Cypress, Kingwood, Atascosita, Humble and include: Harris, Montgomery, Liberty, Waller and Grimes Counties.
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Home Inspections - Make Sure You Are Making An Informed Decision
You are encouraged to be present during your home inspection and ask about any concerns you may have with your home. We provide honest answers to our findings. There are six main components of a home that can be expensive to repair. They include:
- Foundation and Structure
- Roof Covering
- Electrical System Components
- Plumbing System Components
- Air Conditioning System Components
- Furnace Components
The potential for expensive repairs can be substantially reduced once our thorough home inspection is completed. Call or text today (832) 474-0000 for a quote or to schedule a comprehensive home inspection.
Complete Home Inspections Includes
- Foundation and Support Structures
- Roof Systems
- Built-In Appliances
- Plumbing System and Fixtures
- Garages and Carports
- Water Heater
- Electrical Capacity and Components
- Structural Integrity
- Heating System
- Surface Drainage
- Windows and Doors
- Steps and Stairs
- Gutters and Downspouts
- Decks and Porches
Infrared Camera: (Optional)
Paragon Home Inspection offers infrared camera scans for their clients. Your inspector is trained on the use of infrared cameras and experienced to understand each unique situation from missing insulation to overheated electrical parts.
Infrared cameras are a diagnostic tool with many applications and limitations. What they see is the temperature of a surface. Infrared cameras can't see water or microbial growth. They can't see through walls or insect damage. However, they are useful in the hands of an experienced inspector to locate areas of temperature differentials. The inspector can investigate further to determine if the area has an issue that should be reported. If the inspector does not have training on the use of infrared cameras in the home construction industry, the report has colorful photos, but no real substance.
Buyer’s Home Inspections
A buyer's inspection is performed during the option period of the real estate purchase process and is designed to meet standards of the Texas Real Estate Commission. Paragon Home Inspection strives to exceed these standards to provide a higher quality inspection and peace of mind regarding your home purchase. This includes a visual inspection of the home’s accessible systems including foundation, grading and drainage, roof coverings and structure, attics, walls (interior and exterior), ceilings, floors, doors, windows, stairways, fireplaces and chimneys, porches, decks, balconies, carports, and garages. Also included is the electrical system from the main power service entrance to the branch circuits throughout the house. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is checked as well as the ducts, chases and vents. The home’s plumbing system is inspected from the main water supply entrance to the faucets, drains, tubs, showers, and vents. The hydro-massage tubs are operated if present. Finally, all built-in appliances are operated such as dishwashers, ovens, cooktops, hoods, microwave ovens, mechanical exhaust vents, dryer exhaust vents, and garage door openers.
Buyers of new construction homes are generally provided a 12-month warranty from the homebuilder. During the eleventh month, homeowners would be wise to consider an inspection to determine if there are any issues that would be covered under this warranty period. During the first year of a home’s life, the house tends to “settle in” as the various house systems start to fit together. For example, lumber used in the framing dries over time and shrinks, causing “nail pops” (cosmetic) or, more troubling, structural integrity issues. Also, small cracks in the interior and exterior walls may form. A home inspection at this time will help the homeowner understand the issues and be able to address them in the proper way.
Phased or progress inspections are performed for buyers who are building a home from the beginning and are interested in making sure their home will be built as correctly as possible. Phase 1 of these inspections cover the foundation, the basis of the house, and is done prior to pouring the concrete. All footings, reinforcement steel bars and forms are inspected for completeness, and for installation procedures. Phase 2 occurs when the house has been framed, the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems have been “roughed in” but not completed, and the insulation and drywall has not been installed. This allows the inspector to “see inside the walls” and determine how the framing and systems work together and whether they have been installed to conform with industry standards. Last, Phase 3 is performed when the home is complete and prior to your final walk through with the builder.
Pre-Listing or Seller's Inspection
This covers the same items as buyer's home inspections, but home seller’s should consider this option. A pre-listing inspection allows the seller to decide if they want to repair or replace deficient items. The seller can be aware of the potential issues that might be raised by the buyer’s inspection later in the negotiation process. This may support the value of their home as well as speed the process along.
Maintenance inspections are requested by responsible homeowners. This alerts them to changes to their property that may require attention. Typically, these are done every 12-18 months in order to allow the homeowners to budget for these expenses. Proper and timely home maintenance can provide peace of mind and profits at the time of sale for a well-maintained home.