The Home Inspection

When you have found the home you want to purchase, it is essential to have a professional home inspector conduct a Buyer’s Inspection. At Cottonwood Home Inspections, our inspection services follow the rigorous Standards of Practice from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). The components and systems we will inspect include:

  • Foundation & Crawl Spaces

  • Roofing System

  • Structural Components (including columns & piers)

  • Exterior (doors, windows, wall claddings, soffits, fascias)

  • Garage Door Operators

  • Decks, Stoops, Steps, & Railings

  • Drainage Systems

  • Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)

  • Water Heating Equipment

  • Attic, Insulation, & Ventilation

  • Water Supply & Plumbing System

  • Electrical System

  • Chimneys, Flues, & Vents

  • Heating Equipment & Distribution Systems

  • Central Air Conditioning Equipment & Distribution Systems

  • Built-in Kitchen Appliances

Post-Sale Inspection

Waived your home inspection?

Your not alone, and it is not too late to still have the home properly inspected. CWHI inspections will help you properly identifiy problems, learn more about how your home works as a system and how to properly maintain and protect your invesetment.

This radioactive gas may initially form underground, but it doesn’t remain underground forever. Radon can eventually escape from underground pockets, rising into the atmosphere—or in a worst-case scenario, penetrating the underlying structure of homes along the way. Radon is strongly linked to an increased risk of lung cancer, and it’s important to have a home tested by a qualified professional due to radon’s invisible and odorless properties.

VT Dept of Health Radon Facts

We all need access to clean water in order to maintain good health, and that’s why you should have your prospective home’s water supply tested before you commit to a purchase. We’ll collect water samples from both the tap and well to test for coliform bacteria, heavy metals, and other dangerous contaminants.

VT Dept of Health Water Facts

Pre-Offer Inspection

Are you looking at a home but not sure if you want to move forward with the purchase? Our pre-offer inspection provides you a chance to have a professional give you a preliminary inspection. This process helps to prepare the buyer with out a large investment.

Pre-Sale Inspection

New Construction Inspections

Commercial Inspections

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