Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Denton Home Inspector
What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a professional, complete visual examination of the all the systems and physical structural elements of a home. Home inspectors in the Texas adhere to the “Standards of Practice” set up by the Texas Real Estate Commission. Inspectors emphasis is on identifying existing or potential problems that would affect a purchasers buying decision.

Why do I need a Home Inspection?

A Dallas area home is the largest purchase most people will ever make. It only makes sense to find out as much as you can about the house you are interested in before you buy. That way you can be aware of costly repairs or surprise and issues with your new home.

Our detailed inspection report will advise you of what maintenance is required to keep your home in top condition in the Denton, Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex. A detailed professional inspection will give you a clear picture of the many systems and structural elements that make up the Dallas property. If you are selling your home, a listing home inspection will point out any potential problems that might be uncovered later by the buyers real estate inspector. Finding home inspection issues early will allow you to address them before listing your home with a realtor, making for a faster and smoother sale of your Fort Worth property.

What does a Home Inspection include?

R Eyes Home Inspections standard detailed home inspection report covers all the major visible systems and structural elements of the house.

This includes the condition of the homes heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical systems, roof, foundation, attic and visible insulation, walls, doors, windows and all visible structures.

Do I need to be there during the inspection?

No, you aren’t required to be there for the home inspection. However we highly recommend that you be present at least at the end of the home inspection.

It’s a valuable learning experience for most people being there for the property inspection and will help you get the most benefit from the home inspectors. By following the Dallas home inspector you can ask questions directly and the inspector can explain maintenance tips for specific areas of concerns.

We feel you’ll be able to best understand the finished detailed report and the issues of the house. You will get the most benefit from it by having been there during the inspection to have the inspector show you and you can see what are issues.

Does a newly constructed home need an inspection?

Absolutely. A professional inspection of a Texas new home is important.

We can spot potential problems early, while they are still easy to correct by your Texas home builder. It’s especially valuable to arrange with an home inspector before the interior walls are finished or in the very beginning.

As home building professionals, we will find problem areas where the Subs have taken shortcuts or not done good work for Texas. We will look out for your best interest in the construction of your new home.

How long will the inspection take?

The time will vary depending on both the size and condition of the home. For most home inspections, 3- 4 hours is pretty typical. But for larger homes, or homes in poor condition, it may take longer. R Eyes home Inspections will be there as long as necessary for you the client.

Why can’t I do my own inspection?

Chances are that even if you are very familiar with new home construction, you still don’t have the knowledge, training and experience of R Eyes home Inspectors.

We’ve been in the construction field for most of our life. We are not only familiar with all the systems of a home, how they work and need to be maintained, but we also know what to look for to tell us that they are getting ready to fail.

But beyond the technical expertise and experience a professional home inspector brings, it is important to remember that the home inspector remains an impartial third party. If you are involved in buying or selling a house, it’s impossible for you to remain completely unemotional about the house, and this may cloud your judgment.

The professional home inspector will provide an objective outside reporting of the facts and issues.

What if the inspection uncovers problems?

Our detailed home inspection report will give you a better idea of condition of the house and reduce your risk, including needed repairs and expenditures that will need to be done.

No house is going to be perfect. It is up to you to decide how any issues the home inspection uncovers might affect your decision to purchase. If major problems are discovered, you may want to try negotiating with the seller to have them repaired before closing the deal.

Or perhaps the seller will lower the price, or offer more favorable contract terms. In the end, the decision rests with you, but knowing about potential issues, before you buy, gives you the power to make the best decisions on the perches of your new home.