You don’t want to find out the home you are about to buy has costly, or even dangerous, defects when you are close to the finish line. At the same time, knowledge is power, and you want to know what flaws could be lurking in the home before it’s too late. Evolve Property Inspections will help relieve some of the stress of buying a home by providing you with the facts you need to make the most informed decision possible. Let’s go through some costly defects we could find at a home inspection that will give you the upper hand in the negotiation, or the information you need to walk away from the sale.
Roof Damage Beyond a Simple Repair
Roof issues can be some of the costliest defects we uncover during home inspections. Not only is the roof itself one of the most expensive things to replace on a home, but it could lead to other costly issues as well. If the roof is leaking, for example, there could be water damage or even mold to remediate. Not all roof damage is visible from the ground or easily identified by homeowners, and sometimes even leaks can go undetected.
Electrical Issues or Outdated Wiring
Not only can electrical wiring issues pose a safety hazard in your home, but they can also prevent a host of other components in the home from working properly. If your home requires updated electrical wiring, that can be a difficult and costly project to take on. Discovering this issue at the home inspection stage will give you more leverage with the seller during the price negotiation.
Problems With the Foundation
Issues with the home’s structure, such as foundation damage, are some of the worst things you can see on an inspection report. Our certified master inspectors will be able to decipher how serious of an issue you are dealing with, but this could involve bringing in a structural engineer for resolution. Depending on what is found, you may choose to negotiate the repairs with the seller or even walk away from the deal altogether.
Schedule Your Inspection
Evolve Property Inspections will give you the confidence of knowing what you are facing before you complete your real estate transaction. In addition to single family home inspections, we also provide multi-family home inspections, townhouse inspections, condo inspections, pre-listing inspections, and much more. Contact us today at (305) 506-8969 to request a quote or schedule your inspection now. We serve residents in Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas of Kendall, Pinecrest, and Coral Gables.