Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Why should I have a home inspection?

    A house is, in a sense, a large machine which performs numerous functions. Its various systems and components provide protection from the elements, security, and sanitation as well as a place to work, play, eat, study, entertain, and raise families. In order to do all these things, a home’s systems and components not only have to function on their own, but also, they must function in concert with each other. A home inspection provides valuable information about the condition and operation of these systems and components. It can assist buyers in assessing the need for both immediate and preventive maintenance. Very often, a home inspector is one of the few individuals in a real estate transaction whose interests are entirely those of the buyer and who enters the home solely on the buyer’s behalf.

  • How much time will the inspection take?

    Most Inspections take about three to four hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.

  • What will the inspection cover?

    A thorough inspection covers everything from the roof to the foundation. For a full list of what is covered in our inspections visit our services.

  • Why can’t I have someone in my family, who is a contractor, inspect my new home?

    This is a common mistake when purchasing property. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are likely not trained or experienced at home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill, attained through extensive training and experience covering the many facets of building construction and systems. Many contractors, and other trades professionals, will hire a certified, professional, home inspector to inspect their own home purchases.

  • Should I be present during the Inspection?

    While it is certainly not required, you are more than welcome! This is YOUR property after all. While your inspection report will usually be delivered within a few hours of the inspection, being present during the inspection will allow you to consult the Certified Inspector on any issues you may already be questioning.

  • Why use our Services?

    We started Rocky Mountain Inspections with the express purpose of helping the first time home buyer, or any buyer for that matter. Our Certified Inspectors come from multi-faceted construction and contracting backgrounds. They are focused on assisting you, from arriving with a smile, to answering any questions in layman’s terms, to prompt delivery of a thorough inspection report, and then being there for any follow up questions you may have. We are here to ease your mind.

    The purchase of a new home is one of biggest investments that a person will make. With this purchase comes many questions and unknowns regarding the home’s quality. A home inspection is an excellent tool to help determine the condition of the home, and therefore help foresee any immediate or future repairs and additional costs that may be incurred.  Rocky Mountain Inspections is here to act as your corner man.    

  • What if I have questions after the inspection?

    You can call, email, heck, even text us, and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like! We know you may have questions down the road, and we will be here.

  • Is Radon Testing included in the initial inspection?

    Radon Gas Testing can be done with any home inspection, or as a stand alone service. Let us know when you book your appointment if this is a service you’d like us to perform.