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Top 10 Building Inspectors near Thornton, CO

5.0
from 7 reviews
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GREAT VALUE
"Laura, did an excellent job on our whole house inspection. Very professional and thorough."

$225

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Scott McCall was quick to respond to my initial inquiry. He messaged me and then followed up with a phone call. It was quick and easy to set up the appointment and he listened to my concerns and made note of them. He also contacted my realtor and confirmed the appointment with her as well. The inspection went smoothly. Scott took his time and thoroughly examined everything from the garage to the outside, inside, and even down in the condo’s crawl space. He found many issues I never would have discovered on my own and promptly sent a long report (complete with photos) to both my realtor and myself which aided me in creating the inspection objections. I am now in the process of negotiating with the seller. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone wanting a thorough, fairly priced, and professional home inspection. Scott was also very personable both on the phone and when we met. If needed, we would definitely call him again! Thank you, Scott!"

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Jeremy is a great inspector. He takes his time making sure he checks everything in the home and never sugar coats any potential issues. Jeremy also is flexible with his schedule when he can be. My buyers who have chosen Jeremy over other inspectors they could have chosen they all thank me for handing him his card or providing his name. "

$270

estimated cost

4.3
from 12 reviews
4.3
(12)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"The level of professionalism is unmatched. The inspector texted me a reminder the day of the scheduled inspection to verify the time would still work with my schedule, showed up on time, walked me through all the steps he was taking and what exactly he was looking for, was able to tell more about my potential new home then I think the current owners even knew, gave me great ideas for easy money saving improvements, the documentation for what needed to be fixed in order for me to want to purchase was wonderful, and sent a lengthy but understandable write up the following day. I am now in my forever home without a worry of safety thanks to him but will definitely recommend to my family and friends who are in the home buying process. If I could give my inspector (I'm sorry I forgot his name) 6 stars, I would."

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Dan at NextStep is professional, reliable, and very good at his job as a home inspector. His reports are always completed on time, and he's very thorough in explaining each item. I will continue to use NextStep for my own inspections and keep him at the top of my referral list for my real estate clients."

$330

estimated cost

4.7
from 23 reviews
4.7
(23)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
"Sharon was punctual and arrived ready to go to work. Her inspection report was thorough and well written. I would use her again! "

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Showed up on time. Professional and got the job done."

$265

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"Working with Justin has been an absolute pleasure. During the tedious process of buying a home he helped to make things a little easier. He was punctual, professional, and informative. He not only did a thorough job, but he educated me as to the process and what he was looking for as well. He noticed even the slightest details and wrote a detailed report right away. Needless to say I purchased my home with the peace of mind of knowing that I wasn't "going in blind" sort of speak. Thank you for all you do Justin I will definitely be recommending you in the future."

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Steve is an extremly compatent and thoughtful home inspector. When our family was looking for a new home we use Steve for two inspections. On each of the inspection he took his time and went threw ever part of the houses. His report pinpointed every issue and allows us to know exactly what we were in for. I would recommend Steve to any one. "
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"If you’re buying a house, get Kevin to do the inspection. The guy has an eagle eye. He found things our home builder missed in their inspections. He is diligent. He’s also one of the cheapest inspectors I took quotes from. I’m glad I contacted him."
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

How do you find a good home inspector?

A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

What should be included in a home inspection?

A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

  • Home structure
    • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
  • Electrical
    • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
  • Plumbing
    • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Appliances
    • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.

How much does it cost to get a house appraised and inspected?

Home appraisals and home inspections both assess your home and provide a report summarizing the condition or value of your home based on key measurements. Unlike a home inspection for the sale of a property, a home appraisal is used for loan applications, property value assessment for sales or settlements (divorce, estate, etc.), and taxes and insurance. If you’re having your home appraised for lending purposes, you’ll likely need a state-certified appraiser, so be sure to your research their credentials. Nationally, the average cost for a home appraisal is $340.

If you’re buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection can be an invaluable tool for price-setting and negotiation, as well as learning what repairs are necessary. The national average home inspection cost is $310, ranging higher or lower depending on the inspection company, your location and the size of your home. Other factors that can affect cost are additional inspection services and pathogen testing. Here are some examples of average home inspection costs in various parts of the country:

  • Home inspection in New York City: $425 or more.
  • Condo inspection in New York City: $200 or more.
  • Home inspection in Central Texas: $250 for homes up to 2,000 square feet.
    • $275 for homes from 3,001-4,000 square feet.
    • $300 for homes from 4,001-5,000 square feet.
    • $325 for homes 5,001 square feet and up, plus 10 cents per additional square foot.
  • Home inspection in Los Angeles: $199-$299 or more.

How long does it take to do a home inspection?

On average, you can expect a standard home inspection to take two to three hours. Your house size can affect inspection length, as can requesting additional services such as sprinkler system inspections, outbuilding inspections, radon testing, crawl space inspections, or pool house inspections. During the home inspection, the professional will be taking photos and looking in and around all parts of your home. The inspector will then compile a report that may be more than 20 pages. You should receive this report back within a few days to a week. The report should detail everything from minor imperfections and maintenance recommendations to major defects that need to be resolved as soon as possible, like structural failures or a leak in the basement. Your report should include photos and clearly outlined information about all major elements inspected, as well as recommendations for next steps.

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