About the Barrie Home Inspector
Roger Frost is a Certified Building Code Official and Certified Master Inspector who has inspected over 8,000 homes in the Barrie, Alliston and Orillia area. FREE Thermal Imaging Scan provided for every Home Inspection. Enjoy “Peace of Mind” on your next Home Purchase, call the Barrie Home inspector for a “Risk Free” experience.
Barrie Home Inspector – Roger Frost
Roger is currently 68 years of age and a full time Professional Home Inspector for Barrie and local area. He was employed by the CFB Borden Fire Department for 30 years as a Firefighter and Platoon Chief and his last 7 years his position was as the Project Review supervisor for construction projects which involved buildings from a cost of hundreds of thousands to over $13 million for large residential or commercial units.
He currently resides in Barrie On with his wife Brenda. Most of his time is spent performing Residential and Commercial inspections. Roger has and provides Commercial Building Inspections to most of Southern Ontario and has contracted work as far away as New Brunswick. Conducting Commercial and Industrial inspections is a specialty for which Roger’s Home Inspection Training and Education has created quite a demand.
As the owner and property manager of a number of multi-residential rental properties Roger understands the requirements and information investors are looking for when purchasing an investment property. Having actual experience is paramount when providing information to prospective buyers regarding the condition of rental units.
Home Inspector Qualifications
Having a professional designation as a Certified Building Code Official and many years of design and construction experience is something clients have come to respect and allowed Roger to build an impressive customer base which is continually growing due to referrals from satisfied customers.
Barrie Home Inspector – Money Back Guarantee
Due to our Training & Home Inspection Knowledge we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee on every home inspection. There are no tricks or conditions forcing you to waive this condition, we actually offer the guarantee for a full 30 days after you take possession of your home. No other Inspection Company in Simcoe County offers a 100% Risk Free Home Inspection.
Understanding Your Home Inspection
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a computerized report of his findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make an informed decision regarding the purchase of the property. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
Home Inspector vs Home Appraiser
Many times we get calls for individuals looking for Home Appraisals. A home inspector is often confused with a home appraisers. A home inspector will determine the condition of a structure, whereas an appraiser determines the value of a property, typically hired by lender. In Canada, although not all Provinces regulate home inspectors, there are various professional associations for home inspectors that provide education, training, and networking opportunities. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an inspection to verify compliance with appropriate codes; building inspection is a term often used for building code compliance inspections in Canada. A similar but more complicated inspection of commercial buildings is a property condition assessment. Home inspections identify problems but building diagnostics identifies solutions to the found problems and their predicted outcomes.
When buying a new home having a Home Inspection allows you the opportunity to have a Professional do a through Visual Inspection of the property prior to purchase. Many times a prospective buyer will bring in Experts to examine and provide estimates on repairing a home prior to purchase. Some items that can require an expert is septic systems, wells, roofing, electrical, plumbing, mould and structural inspections.
One concern that most home buyers have is the potential for Water in Their Basement. The Barrie Home Inspector uses the Highest Quality Moisture Meter and Thermal Imaging to find and detect hidden moisture.
Sellers no longer required to fill out the SPIS ( Seller Property Information Statement ) The current law is that a vendor is not under a duty to disclose patent defects of quality; however they have an obligation disclose latent defects which render the property unfit for habitation or defects which render the property dangerous or likely to be dangerous. There is no duty to disclose defects which affect the value (only) of the lands. There is an obligation to disclose habitation or dangerous deficiencies discovered after the Agreement is signed but before closing. Nonetheless, vendors are not liable if they have no knowledge of the latent defect.
Remember when Buying a Home there is no warranty. Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware
Your only recourse if you have been deceived or given false information by Home Sellers is to go to hire a lawyer and take the sellers to Court.
Courses and Qualifications Include the following:
National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
National Association of Commercial Building Inspectors
Certified Master Inspector
– Over 20 years in residential and commercial construction.
Inspection Experience Over 28 Years of Inspection Experience
Member of The Ontario Building Officials Association
Member of National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
Member of National Association of Commercial Building Inspectors
WETT Certified Inspector – over 15 years experience
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Part 3 Large Buildings
Part 9, The House
Health & Safety
Carson & Dunlop Home Inspection Course Graduate
Roger Frost has worked and trained in the Building Industry in one form or another for most of his professional career. After retiring from the DND Fire Department he has performed over 8,000 paid for home inspections in the Barrie, Orillia and Alliston area.
Read Article on Electrical Inspection as Part of your Home Inspection.
Site Basic WETT Inspections available at time of home inspection for only $75.00
WETT Inspections are now required by 95% of all Home Insurance Companies prior to issuing Home Owners Policy. Even if the previous owner had a WETT Certified Inspection you will be required to obtain a new inspection when purchasing your home.
Most rural properties now have a wood stove, fireplace insert or pellet stove to supplement their oil or propane heating. Older appliances may not meet today’s installation requirements and unfortunately there is no “Grandfather Protection” as the units have to comply to current Building Code and CSA B365 requirements.
Many times I have advised clients that it would be cheaper to buy a new wood stove that is compliant with their existing setup rather than retro fitting unit with various methods of reducing clearances to combustibles.
We also perform WETT Inspections and Home Inspections in Wasaga Beach.