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Home Inspections: Beyond the Curb Appeal

You pull up to that charming Houston home on the perfect street, and you instantly fall in love. It’s just the house you’ve been envisioning. And it appears to have been recently updated with new lighting, fresh paint, and even some nice flooring. You’ve been sufficiently wooed, and you’re ready to make an offer. The sellers accept, and you’re ready to call that home your own. But first, it’s time for the home inspection.

At Bryan & Bryan Inspections, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but here’s the reality: A home may appear to be move-in ready, but sometimes a new coat of paint is just a band-aid for bigger issues that are beneath the surface. The only way you can know whether bigger issues exist is to get a professional residential inspection.

What does an inspection include?

A residential home inspection from Bryan & Bryan includes a visual assessment of the following home features:

  1. Structure

  2. Foundation (digital foundation inspection)

  3. Roof

  4. Systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical)

  5. Windows

  6. Interior/exterior

  7. And more

We also offer additional specialty inspections such as termite inspections, well inspections, and pool or spa inspections. At the conclusion of the inspection, you’ll receive a detailed home inspection report that includes pictures and an overall summary from the inspector.

Is it worth the cost?

Yes! A home inspection protects you from putting on those rose-colored glasses and missing potentially big-money issues in a home. While a house might look great on the outside (and you love it), you need to know the truth about what’s going on beneath the pretty surface. It may be just as great as what’s on the outside, or it may be in need of some major repairs. The home inspection arms you with that knowledge and allows you to proceed more informed.

How do I schedule an inspection?

If you want to schedule a home inspection as a buyer, all you have to do is contact us at (281) 484-8318. You can also get a free quote or make an appointment online at your convenience. Bryan & Bryan Inspections serves home buyers and sellers throughout the greater Houston, TX, area, including Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and Pearland.

photo credit: Mark Moz via flickr license


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