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Types Of Home Inspections

August 19th, 2020 |Tips For Buyers | Real Estate 101| By Kristen Patin

Are You Buying A Home?

And Need To Know What Types of Home Inspections to Consider…


One of the famous questions asked by buyers is “Do I really need home inspections?” The correct answer is no. Inspections are not necessarily a requirement.


HOWEVER, buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life. And you want to protect your investment.


Home inspections help home buyers make informed decisions about their investment. Also, inspections can reveal possible defects and safety concerns. After home inspections are completed, home buyers can make an informed decision about moving forward with the sale.


There are many types of home inspections that can be completed prior to closing on a house. These are 5 types of home inspections buyers consider during their due diligence period.



1. General Home Inspections

General Inspections typically covers the home’s structure, interior and exterior, heating and cooling, roof condition, appliances, electrical condition, and plumbing. If a concern or a defect comes up during the time of inspections, the inspector may require additional inspections to be completed.

General Home Inspections

2. Roofing Inspections

Roofing Inspections covers the roof of the home and helps determine when a roof needs to be replaced or fixed. There are many things that can cause damage to the roof such as hail, high winds, tree branches, severe storms and the age of the roof.

roofing inspections

3. Termite Inspections

Termite Inspections covers the home’s interior and exterior checking for any visible signs of termite infestation. Signs of termites can include wood damage, holes, droppings or mud tubes.  

Termite Home Inspections

4. HVAC Inspections

HVAC inspections covers the home’s heating and cooling equipment. The HVAC is a major mechanical system in the home and can be very costly to replace. Inspections can determine the efficiency of the system by checking freon pressure, signs of leaks, coils for corrosion and the compressor for cleanliness. 

HVAC home inspections

5. Stucco Inspections

Stucco Inspections can determine the type of stucco used and the amount of moisture behind the wall. Inspectors can examine the stucco for issues such as missing flashing, cracks, missing drainage accessories and other problems which may indicate a poor stucco installation.

Stucco home inspections

Always Be Prepared and Informed…


There are a number of different types of home inspections that can be completed prior to buying a house. Completing home inspections  can help save you thousands of $’s in the future. And gives you a peace of mind. 


“It’s not the Beauty if the Building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time..”

David Allen Coe


Happy Home Buying My Friends



-Your Louisiana Realtor-

Kristen Patin

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