A home inspection involves an extensive evaluation of the structure, systems and materials of a property. This includes examining the roof, foundation, walls, floors, heating/cooling system, electrical wiring, plumbing, appliances and much more. In addition, it typically includes a detailed report outlining the condition of each area inspected.
The purpose of a home inspection is to identify potential problems that could lead to costly repairs down the road. For example, a leaky roof might require immediate repair, while a cracked window frame might just need some caulking.