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Top 10 Roof Inspection Professionals near Philadelphia, PA

Top Pro
4.8
from 13 reviews
4.8
(13)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Zach was on time to do the inspection and took his time to explain things to us and show us what should be done throughout the house. He provides a lot of pictures with his report and is very detailed. His price was the best of 8 people I contacted (the house we're buying is over 3,900sqft so the prices were higher than normal). I would recommend him to anyone in the area that needs a home inspection done!"

$275

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 18 reviews
4.9
(18)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"Bill and his team arrived promptly despite the fact that we had an early weekend appointment. They did a very thorough job in going through the property and gave me detailed explanations at the end. The inspection report also arrived in a timely manner. When I purchase my next property, Foundation will surely be the first inspection companies i call."

$370

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 52 reviews
4.9
(52)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
"Bob was very thorough and very professional throughout our entire inspection. He arrived early, before we even arrived, and got immediately to work inspecting the roof, crawlspace and outside of the property. He was very knowledgeable in all areas of the home and termite inspection. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends."
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Top Pro
4.9
from 25 reviews
4.9
(25)
  • 12 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
"Have used other home inspectors on commercial evaluations. This inspection was far more thorough and the turn around was one day. Will be my first choice for my next inspection!"
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4.8
from 41 reviews
4.8
(41)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 40 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
"Used this seevicr for termite inspection and treatment. Even though they are in Queens, he came to Brooklyn. Very professional, quick response, reasonable price. Very good experience and would recommend/use again."
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"What a great experience! Steve was great to work with, explained everything he was looking at, and answered all of my questions. After the inspection I received a detailed review with great quality photos of the findings. I couldn't believe the price for what he offered! Would definitely recommended to anyone who needs a home inspection!"
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5.0
from 51 reviews
5.0
(51)
  • 35 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
"Eagle Eye Home and Property Inspection did an outstanding job. John is very professional and knowledgeable. His experience and knowledge were evident and he provided an excellent service for us. I would highly recommend Eagle Eye to anyone seeking residential or commercial inspection services."
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4.8
from 32 reviews
4.8
(32)
  • 18 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
"Technician was knowledgeable and solved my issue very quickly. Would hire this company again for electrical needs."
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Top Pro
4.8
from 25 reviews
4.8
(25)
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired Chris based on his reviews, and it was the BEST decision. We withdrew our offer on a home based on inspection due to the thoroughness and detailed explanation verbally with Chris which was evidenced in our report. He has saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars as that home would have been an extremely costly mistake. We are seasoned buyers, and feel confident that hiring Chris will be the best decision you make prior to purchasing a home."
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4.9
from 7 reviews
4.9
(7)
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"My buyer had L&L inspections come out to do an inspection and Don was very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. He was punctual and offered a great price. My only gripe was the actual report. Pics were too small to make out what repairs were needed and descriptions were a little vague. He did take the time to explain in more detail once we contacted him."
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Q & A

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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