We provide thorough and complete home inspections, to give you peace of mind when buying/selling a home.
Benefits of Home Inspection
Our services allow prospective home owners the opportunity to have a professional inspect a home’s costly equipment, appliances, structure, decks, roofs, wall coverings, insulation, electrical and plumbing systems for function and safety issues. This allows homeowners or home shoppers a realistic outlook on current and future costs for repairs and replacement. This information is key during the negotiation phase of a home’s asking price. It is also key within the first year of owning a newly constructed home, prior to the expiration of the Builder’s One Year Warranty.
Current homeowners, who are thinking of listing their home soon, greatly benefit from our services. It affords them the opportunity to fix many of the homes concerns prior to listing, ensuring the best possible selling price.
Much of the equipment and structure that are inspected are not visible or may not be problematic to the untrained eye. With our experience, we know where to look and what to look for.
We take a personal approach to the inspection process, involving both the Real Estate agent and the client during the inspection phase. We answer all questions before, during, and after the inspection, minimizing any misunderstanding concerning repair costs or possible equipment replacement prior to closing.
General Home Inspection
Patriot Home Inspections offers residential and light commercial inspection servicing St Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Jefferson and St Louis Counties in Missouri. Once on your property, we’ll inspect all visible aspects of your structure, which typically include the following:
- Exterior walls & siding
- Porches & decks
- Insulation & Ventilation
- Attic & Basement
- Electrical Systems
- Plumbing Systems
Buyer’s Home Inspection
A home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so its important to understand the condition of your investment. Let Patriot Home Inspections provide the thorough inspection you expect and provide you a report you can rely on and give you the peace of mind you deserve to make a confident decision on your new home.
As a Certified Professional Inspector, we have the knowledge to spot problems with material, installation and workmanship that other inspectors might miss.
We follow a comprehensive Standards of Practice, which ensures that you receive a detailed and accurate home inspection. We also abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts your interests first and protects your rights as a consumer.
Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspection
Are you selling a home? Let us inspect it before you list it. A Move-In Certified Seller’s Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. This will allow you to:
- Take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates
- Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith
- Avoid 11th-Hour negotiations and delays
- Justify your full asking price
The Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspection is also a great way to prepare a home for the competitive market and helps sellers find issues in the home that they may want to repair prior to your potential buyer’s seeing for themselves. The Seller’s Inspection can also reveal issues which may assist you in determining the best negotiated listing price.
New Construction & Builders’ Warranty Inspections
As a prior custom home builder, there are two times following a newly built house we recommend getting a home inspection done:
- After your home is built, we will inspect it to make sure that the work was done properly and according to your specifications and contract. Then we will help you create a builder’s “punch-list” of any missing or deficient items prior to your closing.
- We also suggest that home owners who are covered under a one-year builders’ warranty, have the home inspected during the 11th month. During this inspection, we search the home for any of the issues that the warranty covers, allowing you to request repairs before your one-year warranty expires.
Home Energy Report
We are certified home energy inspectors, and with every home inspection we will provide an energy report. These Energy Reports will show you:
- How much your home will cost to operate
- Where energy is being wasted in your home
- What can be done to save energy
Additional Inspection Services
- Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) Inspections
- Pool Inspection
- Spa Inspection
- Well Inspections
- Septic Inspections
Your Inspection Report
Once your inspection is complete, we will furnish you with an advanced, easy to read PDF report that includes color photos and a summary section. The summary includes items in need of repair which allows the buyer or seller and real estate agent to work together to negotiate any issues discovered in the inspection process, and determine how they should be addressed.