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Tips on Reading an Inspection Report

Our inspection reports are completed on site and reviewed that day to ensure your inspection report is accurate and easily read.

All Rolling H LLC Inspection Reports are delivered the next business day. All reporting systems have pros and cons.

The most important issue with an inspection report is the descriptions given for each item or component. A report that indicates the condition as "Good", "Fair" or "Poor" without a detailed explanation is vague and can be easily misinterpreted. An example of a vague condition would be:

Kitchen Sink: Condition - Good, Fair, or Poor.

None of these descriptions gives the homeowner an idea what is wrong. Does the sink have a cosmetic problem? Does the home have a plumbing problem? A good report should supply you with descriptive information on the condition of the site and home. An example of a descriptive condition is:

Kitchen sink: Condition - Minor wear, heavy wear, damaged, rust stains, or chips in enamel finish. Recommend sealing sink at counter top.

As you can see, this narrative description includes a recommendation for repair. Narrative reports without recommendations for repairing deficient items may be difficult to comprehend, should your knowledge of construction be limited.

At Rolling H LLC you can be sure your inspection report will always be detailed with photographs included for every item to assist in the understanding of your inspection report.

Take the time and become familiar with your report. Should the report have a legend, key, symbols or icons, read and understand them thoroughly. The more information provided about the site and home, the easier to understand the overall condition.

At the end of the inspection we will provide a summary with a question and answer period. Use this opportunity to ask questions regarding terms or conditions that you may not be familiar with. We mostly will be able to explain the answers to your questions. If for some reason a question cannot be answered at the time of the inspection, we will research the question and obtain the answer for you. For instance, if the inspector's report states that the concrete foundation has common cracks, be sure to ask, "Why are they common?" The answer you should receive will be along these lines: common cracks are usually due to normal concrete curing and or shrinkage. The inspector's knowledge and experience is how the size and characteristics of the cracking is determined.

We recommend that you accompany your inspector through the entire inspection if possible. This helps you to understand the condition of the home and the details of the report.

Read the report completely and understand the condition of the home you are about to purchase. After all, it is most likely one of the largest investments you will ever make.

What other satisfied customers are saying.

Heather D. in Madison, WI
We felt he was very knowledgable and personable. He answers all our question at the time and his report was timely and detailed. Highly recommend!

Chester W. in Richland Center, WI
Jacob was very courteous and professional.

Amy E. in North Freedom, WI
He was very thorough and knowledgable. He was about an hour earlier than expected and worked very efficiently at the same time answering any question I had. He seemed very young to be in this field of work,but he did impress me. He delivered the final product the same day by midnight that night. He had unearthed a lot of information we were unable to obtain about the property . The final product was very thorough with pictures of every piece of possible issue with the home and barn. I recommend him for any future property in this area. We were very pleased with his work.

Patrick W. in Madison, WI
Jake was thorough, professional, kind, and helpful throughout the process. He took me along, showed me everything, offered practical help on how to fix things, and even went back in to show me a few more things after we finished. His report was great also. It had pictures of every little repair and helped me create a log for us to follow as we mark things off the checklist upon closing. Even our Realtor commented that he liked Jake and would contact him again in the future with other clients.

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