- Knowledge and Experience
We are the premier Property Inspection & Evaluation Service offering over 40 years of actual Home Construction and Inspection Experience! Serving Barrie, and all of Simcoe County, with a 100% Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee on every inspection we deliver! No questions asked
In the past ten years we have performed over 5,000 home inspections and also provide Free Thermal Imaging of your home as part of package.
As a Certified Building Code Official with the Ontario Building Officials Association we provide an Expertise which is unique to Simcoe County and is an invaluable asset when inspecting your new investment.
With over 30 years of construction and inspection experience The Barrie Home Inspector is your best choice for professional and detailed commercial or residential home inspection in the Barrie area. Our detailed analysis of the property will assist you with making the right decisions when investing in real estate and our Money-Back Guarantee will give you “Peace of Mind” when making one of your largest investment decision.
Buyers – Get a complete accurate assessment and overview on your purchase before closing the deal.
That perfect new home may look great but as a professional home inspector I will help you identify potential problems. Many older homes today have problems areas that are not disclosed, such as; aluminum wiring, vermiculite insulation and galvanized plumbing.
Many times I have identified problems, and “deal breakers”, that the home owner has tried to cover up. Experience will give a trained inspector clues on where and how to identify these potential areas so that you, the home buyer, are protected from financial hardship which can be incurred if deficiencies are not correctly identified.
Identifying a major problem does not necessarily mean you will lose that home, most sellers when confronted with the evidence of a major concern or defect will correct that deficiency at their own expense. Our detailed Home Inspection ensures that it is the Home Owner, and not you the Buyer who will bear this financial responsibility.
Sellers – Know your homes potential problems before you sell. Don’t let maintenance issues ruin a deal or prevent you from getting your asking price. An pre-inspection will spot any issues that need to be resolved. The skills of Home Inspector’s vary according to their building background and training. Many rookie home inspectors may incorrectly identify a minor issue and cause you to lose your sale. Once a potential buyer has changed their feelings about a property it is very hard to undo. Typically this is only overcome by the seller lowering the selling price and taking a needless finiancial loss. The our professional inspection report also makes a great selling tool allowing you to deal with those minor deficiencies before the buyer has them identified in their home inspection. Some buyers will want to use their home inspection as a negotiating tool, a pre-inspection allows you to deal with all items of concern on your own terms before listing the property.
Home Owners – Identify your homes maintenance issues. Many times over the years I have seen a small maintenance issues which was ignored develop into a major repair project costing thousands of dollars. A good example of this is brick window sills, if left alone the water starts to penetrate the brick mortar and eventually enters the brick causing spalling. This problem could have easily been prevented with some exterior caulking and cement sealing product application. A perfect example where 30 minutes of time and under $20.00 in material could save a home owner thousands of dollars.
Our detailed inspection report, complete with pictures of every deficiency and maintenance issue, can give you a heads up on what may be required today, and in the future. Save money by discovering and addressing deficiencies and problems before they become an expensive repair or require replacement.
Review our Home Maintenance Tips and articles on your homes maintenance for valuable information of interest to you, the homeowner.
Browse the Barrie Home Inspectors photo gallery of major system deficiencies that have been identified over the last ten years of performing inspections.
As Part of our detailed Home Inspection we inspect all the items listed below:
Exterior – Foundation, patios, driveways, slabs, walkways, grading, drainage, retaining walls, decks, posts, railings, siding, caulking, windows, panes, doors, eaves-soffits, fascia, trim, doors, garage doors, roofing, flashings, components.
Interior – Windows, walls, ceilings, doors, steps, stairways, railings, counters, cabinets, water penetration, fixtures, toilets, tubs, sinks, vanities.
Plumbing – Water pressure, fixtures, faucets, showers, sinks, spigots, visible pipes, supports, functional drainage, water heating equipment and safety, vents, leaks, hot & cold flow.
Electrical – Service panels, amperage, breakers, wiring type, conductor materials, connections, conditions, compatibility, plugs, switches, receptacles, ceiling fans, G.F.C.I. operation, general safety issues.
Heating – heat pumps, furnaces, wall heaters, chimneys, flues, exhaust fans, vents, pumps, ducts, dampers, filters.
Cooling – (Air Conditioning) – Central systems, heat pumps, evaporative coolers, air handler fans, operating controls, thermostat conditions, temperature split, filter conditions, general external conditions.
Roofing – Cover material type, surface conditions, flashings, valley seams, debris, drainage, ridges, hips, ventilation, penetrations, skylights, chimneys, turbine vents, gable vents.
Attic – Insulation type, clearances, framing, trusses, roof sheathing, ducting, wiring, signs of leaks.
Contact The Barrie Home Inspector today to ask how our Pricing Policy and our Money Back Guarantee will save you money and give you, the client, “Peace of Mind”.
We are available seven days a week, and can arrange evening appointments for your convenience.
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Phone 705-795-8255 or Toll Free 888-818-8608