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Comprehensive List


Home Inspection Report Components:

Roof Inspection

Our home inspector will walk on all roofs when it is safe and conditions permit

  • The roof covering, noting missing shingles and signs of wear
  • Flashings, valleys, skylights, vents and other roof penetrations
  • Gutters, downspouts and overhangs
  • Any visible structural problems (sagging roof, etc.)

Exterior Inspection

Our Nashville home inspector will check a representative number of windows

  • Doors and windows, weather stripping, caulking, cracks, fogging
  • Vegetation surrounding the house
  • Siding, flashing, and trim
  • Inspect condition of decks, stoops, stairs, porches and railings
  • Exterior siding, brick or insulated finishing systems(Eifs,) including paints, stains, and sealant
  • Driveway, sidewalks, retaining walls adjacent to home
  • Grading around house
  • Surface drainage, retaining walls, or signs of soil erosion

Attic Inspection

  • Structural condition of attic bracing
  • Ventilation and insulation
  • Visible roof leaks or stains caused from leakage
  • Signs of mold or mildew
  • Structural, Basement, and Crawl Space Inspection
  • Active water penetration in basement or crawlspace
  • Grading near exposed wood framing and siding
  • Signs of settling
  • Cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may present safety concerns

Heating and Cooling Inspection

Describes the energy source and heating method

  • Overflow pan and condition of condensation drain
  • Overall visible condition of ductwork
  • Visible condition and type of heating system
  • Thermostat operation
  • Presence and condition of accessible filter
  • Temperature difference from air exiting registers
  • Recommendation on service of HVAC equipment by technician that offers their implied warranty

Electrical Inspection

Our home inspector will test a representative number of receptacles, switches and light fixtures

  • Service line cables and main disconnect and report on conditions
  • Meter box connection and faults
  • Proper grounding and bonding
  • Panel, service size ,and condition (including breakers and fuses)
  • Visible wiring and connectors
  • Inspection of a representative number of outlets for function and polarity
  • Ground-fault circuit interrupters function
  • Inspection of a representative number of switches and light fixtures
  • Presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring
  • Smoke detection units

Interior Inspection

  • Operation of doors, screens, sliding doors
  • Windows with visible moisture intrusion, in need of repair, or evidence of broken seals
  • Walls, ceilings, floors, shelving in closets
  • Signs of moisture intrusion, excessive condensation and visible mold or mildew
  • Working condition of appliances
  • Moisture problems, caulking, cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Abnormalities in flooring, tile, carpets
  • Operation of garage door and safety sensors

Chimney and Fireplace Inspection

  • Operation of damper in fireplace, if accessible and operable
  • Hearth extension and other permanently installed components
  • Visible areas in need of repair in firebox
  • Fireplace clearance from combustible materials
  • Chimney, flue cap, crown and flashing
  • Cracking or other structural issues in chimney bricks
  • Signs of deteriorating mortar
  • Professional chimney sweep recommendations for inspection of creosote buildup

Magnolia Guarantee

  We Promise you Peace of Mind or your money back.  Magnolia team members are driven to maximize every dollar you spend on a home inspection.   Pre-purchasing costs can add up and we understand that most buyers are feeling a cash crunch leading up to final closing.  From the ease of scheduling to the on-location walkthrough and next-day written report we guarantee you peace of mind through every step of the process.

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