Inspection

Our inspection of Residential and Commercial properties is the most professional, comprehensive pre-purchase inspections available. Our inspections exceed standards set by CAHPI, ASHI and NACHI. Our inspections are unbiased, straight forward and simply report on the condition of the home. The report is presented in the Carson Dunlop Home Reference reporting system, which is second to none. The manual provides the client with an easy to understand reporting format as well as loads of information that is very beneficial to homebuyers.

Quality Building Inspections Ltd. encourages clients to take time from their schedule to attend the inspection and learn more about the biggest investment that they will probably ever make.  Asking questions during the inspection is essential to learn about the house and the different systems that make a home function.

Does it make sense to carry out more research on a new television purchase than your new home?

While our inspectors are on site, they perform the following:

  1. Examine the heating system
  2. Soffits, Fascia, Eavestroughs and Attic Ventilation – are they in place and adequate?
  3. Insulation – Is it adequate and properly installed? Is the vapour barrier in place?
  4. Electrical System – Is it safe? Was it professionally installed? Does it need servicing, upgrading or replacement?
  5. Foundation – is the foundation water tight? Cracked? Shifting or deteriorating?
  6. Plumbing system.
  7. Structural soundness – is the property standing up to the test of time? What areas need attention? Is the structure stable?
  8. Windows and Exterior doors – are they operating properly, in good condition, weatherstripping and latch mechanisms?
  9. Roofing – Does it need repair or replacing? This can be a very costly item and you want to be aware of it.
  10.  Furnace 20-25 years

Quality Building Inspections Ltd has inspected many homes in Saskatoon and surrounding areas and we have yet to find a perfect home.  While perfection may be unattainable in a house, we have used our experience to create a guide of what you should expect from your buildings and help you make a decision about the condition your prospective purchase is in.

How Long Does It Last?

  • Asphalt Shingles 15 - 20 Years
  • Top Quality Asphalt Shingles 25 - 30 Years
  • Gutters _ Down Spouts 20 - 30 Years
  • Wood Siding Maintenance Dependent
  • Stucco Siding Maintenance Dependent
  • Exterior Paint 4 - 6 Years
  • Deck 10 - 20 Years
  • Concrete Driveway 30 - 40 Years
  • Electronic Air Filter 10 - 20 Years
  • Air Conditioner Compressor 10 - 15 Years
  • Copper Pipe Indefinite
  • Toilet 30 - 40 Years
  • Sink 12 - 20 Years
  • Whirlpool Bath 15 - 25 Years
  • Water Heater 8 - 12 Years depending on water quality
  • Tile Bathtub Enclosure 10 - 50 Years
  • Windows Maintenance Dependent

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