The Home Inspector Choice

A home inspection is an overall, non-invasive analysis of the condition of a home at the time of inspection. This includes the different systems, such as the plumbing, roofing, exterior, structure, electrical, the interior, heating/cooling, insulation and ventilation. All of the mentioned components must work independently, while acting as a single system for a home to function properly.

The largest group of home inspectors are members of NACHI, whose inspectors have all successfully passed InterNACHI’s Inspector Examination, taken a Standards of Practice Quiz, completed a Code of Ethics Course, adhere to Standards of Practice, abide by a Code of Ethics, attend required continuing education courses, and are InterNACHI Certified.

The Barrie Home Inspector is a Certified Building Code Official through membership with the Ontario Building Officials Association. This certification is obtained after obtaining the necessary credits in both Part 9 and Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code. Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code is for smaller buildings typically under 600 M2 in size, Part 3 is generally used used for commercial and industrial buildings over 600 M2 in size.

The professional home inspector usually has a background related to building homes or extensive renovations. The Barrie Home Inspector is a former builder with HUDAC and has been actively involved in building and managing residential properties. There are many courses available to professional home inspectors and any government regulated course is a highly recommended qualification.

The Barrie Home Inspector was a registered builder with HUDAC, which has since been replaced by Tarion, and also spent seven years in charge of Project Reviews, which included Plans Review and Job Site inspections of all phases of construction from design to completion. Whether your inspectors experience if from building homes to reviewing and inspecting multi-million dollar projects, ensure your home inspector has the knowledge and experience, you want and need, when purchasing your new home.

Most professional home inspectors will back up their services with a Money Back Guarantee. This indicates true professionalism and gives a measure of security to the home buyer. Beware of home inspectors who do not post their prices, qualifications or experience on their website. Remember a smart consumer is an educated consumer.

Home Inspection prices are all over the board. The average price in the Barrie ON area is around $299.00 on average. There are some companies that will charge up to $400.00 although they don’t provide any more services, and in some cases provide even less than the $299.00 priced inspection. As a smart consumer, home buyers, should check their local home inspection services and ask some pointed questions about their experience and qualifications. You can visit to verify age of website as this will always indicate how long they have been in business. Many “rookie” home inspectors exaggerate their experience to trick the un-wary home buyers.

Choose the Barrie Home Inspector for Guaranteed Peace of Mind and save yourself some money at the same time. Knowledge and experience are the tools of our trade and we guarantee the results.

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