Vancouver Home Inspections

We Provide Peace Of Mind So There’s NO Suprises!

Vancouver Home Inspections

 

The home buying process doesn’t need to be stressful and complicated. Choosing a qualified, honest, and experienced home inspector can give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make a sound real estate purchasing decision. Our comprehensive inspection and commitment to honesty and accuracy bring peace of mind to every client.

At Vancouver Home Inspections, we take the time to do the job right. We spend time with you, clearly explaining our findings, giving you real answers that can help you make the right decision. We understand how important a real estate purchase is to you. Once our thorough inspection is complete, we will provide a comprehensive digital inspection report. We don’t consider an inspection to be complete until all of your questions are answered. Our BC licensed certified home inspectors are friendly, and well-spoken. Count on Vancouver home inspections for your quality House inspection, Condo inspection, townhouse inspection  Call us today and experience the difference for yourself.

DON’T BUY A HOME WITHOUT AN INSPECTION!

Home Inspection Services

HOME INSPECTIONS

Vancouver

Some houses are more prone to leak than others and our home inspection team will ensure all potential issues are reviewed. One of the most significant design features is the absence of adequate roof overhangs to protect the walls from rain.

TOWNHOUSE INSPECTIONS

Vancouver

Some townhouses are more prone to leaks than others. We always inspect townhouses for adequate roof overhangs to protect the walls from rain. Water damage is one of the major concerns for every homeowner and the less rain that hits the home the less likely it is to leak.

CONDO INSPECTIONS

Vancouver

Exterior condo walls are especially prone to water contact as many level units often have little to no overhang protection from the elements. It’s important to check how the building will deal with water shedding in Vancouver’s traditionally wet climate.

Why you need a home inspection

 

Your home is one of (if not the biggest) purchases any of us wil ever make in life – so be sure to trust your home to a certified professional home inspector.  Our 17 years in the home inspection industry in Vancouver speaks for itself.  We get into every nook and cranny possible to so that you know all the issues before making any decisions.

Vancouver Home Inspections is CAHI Certified and go well avove and beyond what other inspectors provide.

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North Vancouver Home Inspector
Vancouver Home Inspections

Angelo Agaloy – Licensed Home Inspector
License #47066

About Us

 

Since 2005, we have helped thousands of families across Vancouver & the Lower Mainland BC achieve the dream of homeownership, and we have built a reputation for providing honest, comprehensive, top-quality service to our clients. Our home inspectors are fully insured and trained and registered in accordance with the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and the Consumer Protection BC.

Our professional home inspectors offer expert technical advice, with specialized knowledge in all types of mechanical systems.  Our reputation is build on friendly and personalized customer service, delivered with the highest professionalism and integrity.

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Extensive Background

Extensive background as General Contractors gives us the technical know-how on all aspects of building design and construction. We understand how homes were built in the past, and stay current with state-of-the-art techniques and materials. We know how all the major systems of the homework and how to make them work more efficiently. if you’re looking at repairs and maintenance, we’ll tell you what is involved and an idea of how much it will cost. Our hands-on experience is a clear advantage when it comes to inspecting buildings and planning renovations.

Extensive knowledge

Extensive knowledge in all types of mechanical systems helps us provide recommendations to live more healthfully, save money and help the environment. We offer advice on areas such as ventilation and energy consumption alternatives.

Inspections to fit your needs

We offer four types of home inspections to suit your inspection needs: Pre-Purchase Home Inspection, Pre-Listing Home Inspection, Deficiency Inspections, and New Home Inspection. You can find out more about our inspection types by visiting the page that best applies to the type of home you are purchasing: House Inspection, Condo Inspection, or Townhouse Inspection.

Commitment to service excellence

Commitment to service excellence goes further than technical expertise. Answering your questions and communicating our findings —simply, clearly, and honestly — from your first contact with us, throughout the building inspection, and for as long as you own the property means you have a highly skilled home inspector at your service, at no additional coat, whenever you need advice.

Mission Statement

Vancouver Home Inspections Company’s mission is to provide the highest quality inspections in the Lower Mainland, BC. We succeed at this through the integrity of our inspectors and support staff, our commitment to being respectful and considerate of our clients and of each another. Our passion for continuing education and learning the newest innovations of our industry drives the quality of our work.

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Vancouver Home Inspections

INSPECTING YOUR HOME – INSIDE AND OUT

Vancouver Home Inspections

Potential Issues with House Designs Are Possible

Some houses are more prone to leak than others and our home inspection team will ensure all potential issues are reviewed. One of the most significant design features is the absence of adequate roof overhangs to protect the walls from rain. Obviously the less rain that hits the house the less likely it is to leak. Deck and balcony design is also important. Decks and balconies which rely on small drains which are prone to plug, decks over living areas, “solid” railing designs, balconies which slope toward the home are more likely to result in leaks. Open walkways and stairwells are vulnerable to leakage and rot damage. Earth-filled planters in contact with the walls are potential problem areas.

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Previous Repairs Can Be an Area of Concern

Is there visual evidence of exterior wall patching? Has caulking been installed in some areas and not in others? Through detailed home inspections, we check the wall penetrations on the walls most exposed to the weather. If the home has a stucco-covered exterior have any water-resistant coatings been applied subsequent to the original construction? The presence of any of these items will raise a red flag.

Observe & report on warranty details

For the inspection of new houses, we examine what items are covered and for how long. Is there a warranty against water penetration? How long does it last? What assurance is there that the builder will still be around to make the repairs? If the home is not new, what time, if any, is left on the warranty? If repairs have been carried out are they covered by a warranty?

Every Home Should Be Subject To Professional Home Inspections Before Purchase

Make your offer to purchase subject to a professional house inspection. Vancouver Home Inspections is a member of the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (BC) CAHPI. The process should take 3 to 4 hours and will include a user-friendly HomeGauge generated report of our findings. Be aware that house inspections are visual inspections and does not involve drilling or cutting holes. We will go through a home and give an opinion on the probability of problems based on the design features present and may also identify previous repairs but leaks may go undetected if there are no visible signs present. We’ll make recommendations as necessary.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Roofing System
  • Structural Components
  • Foundation & Crawl Spaces
  • Basement
  • Grading & Drainage
  • Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)
  • Exterior (doors, windows, siding)
  • Deck
  • Garage & Carport
  • Electrical System
  • Heating System
  • Plumbing System
  • Air Conditioning system
  • Attic, Insulation, & Ventilation
  • Fireplaces

Thermal imaging is utilized in tandem with a moisture meter and other helpful tools as necessary to qualify suspected issues that are difficult to confirm with a visual examination alone.

Vancouver Condo Inspections

Research Previous Repairs & Strata Meetings

We encourage you to read and forward us the minutes of the Strata council meeting and the current Depreciation of the Building. Highlight any references to water and moisture problems. We then find out how these problems were dealt with. Were further investigations carried out beyond identifying one specific problem? Were there any inspections carried out for the strata council or the property management company and are these reports available for perusal? If repairs were performed what assurance is there that they were properly done? Are there any planned major expenditures for the building?

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Condo Designs and Building Structure Should Be Reviewed

Some buildings are more prone to leak than others. One of the most significant design features is the absence of adequate roof overhangs to protect the walls from rain. Exterior condo walls are especially prone to water contact as many level units often have little to no overhang protection from the elements. It’s important to check how the building will deal with water shedding in Vancouver’s traditionally wet climate.

Deck and balcony design are important. Decks and balconies which rely on small drains which are prone to plug, decks over living areas, “solid” railing designs, balconies which slope toward the building are more likely to result in leaks. Buildings with open walkways and stairwells are vulnerable to leakage and rot damage. Earth-filled planters in contact with the walls of ground floor units are potential problem areas.

Previous Repairs Can Be an Area of Concern

Is there visual evidence of exterior wall patching? Has caulking been installed in some areas and not in others? We check the wall penetrations on the walls most exposed to the weather. If the building has a stucco-covered exterior have any water-resistant coatings been applied subsequent to the original construction? The presence of any of these items will raise a red flag.

Observe & report on warranty details

Examine what items are covered and for how long. Is there a warranty against water penetration? How long does it last? What assurance is there that the builder will still be around to make the repairs? If the building is not new, what time, if any, is left on the warranty? If repairs have been carried out are they covered by a warranty?

Every Condo Should Be Subject To Professional Home Inspections Before Purchase

If you’re considering to buy a condo make your offer to purchase subject to a professional condo inspection. We’re a part of the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (BC) CAHPI. We will go through the condo unit and building with you. The process should take 2 to 3 hours and will include a user-friendly HomeGauge generated report of our findings. Be aware that condo inspections are visual inspections and do not involve drilling or cutting holes. We will provide an opinion on the probability of problems based on the design features present. We may also identify previous repairs, but leaks may go undetected if there are no visible signs present. We’ll make recommendations to you as necessary based on our findings.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Roofing System
  • Structural Components
  • Foundation & Crawl Spaces
  • Basement
  • Grading & Drainage
  • Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)
  • Exterior (doors, windows, siding)
  • Deck
  • Garage & Carport
  • Electrical System
  • Heating System
  • Plumbing System
  • Air Conditioning system
  • Attic, Insulation, & Ventilation
  • Fireplaces

Thermal imaging is utilized in tandem with a moisture meter and other helpful tools as necessary to qualify suspected issues that are difficult to confirm with a visual examination alone.

Vancouver Townhouse Inspections

Potential Issues with House Designs Are Possible

Some townhouses are more prone to leaks than others. We always inspect townhouses for adequate roof overhangs to protect the walls from rain. Water damage is one of the major concerns for every homeowner and the less rain that hits the home the less likely it is to leak. The design of decks and balconies should adequately move water away from the home. Decks can often rely on small drains that are prone to plug. When decks are constructed over living areas with “solid” railing designs or balconies which slope toward the home, they’re more likely to result in leaks. Open walkways and stairwells are vulnerable to leakage and rot damage as well. Earth-filled planters in contact with the walls have the potential to become problem areas.

Read More...

Previous Repairs Can Be an Area of Concern

Is there visual evidence of exterior wall patching? Has caulking been installed in some areas and not in others? We check the wall penetrations on the walls most exposed to the weather. If the home has a stucco-covered exterior have any water-resistant coatings been applied subsequent to the original construction? The presence of any of these items will raise a red flag for townhouses.

Observe & report on warranty details

For new townhomes, we examine what items are covered and for how long. Is there a warranty against water penetration? How long does it last? What assurance is there that the builder will still be around to make the repairs? If the home is not new, what time, if any, is left on the warranty? If repairs have been carried out are they covered by a warranty? This type of information is important for homeowners to know and should be talked about with the Strata.

Every Townhouse Should Be Subject To Professional Home Inspections Before Purchase

Make your offer to purchase subject to a professional townhouse inspection. We are members of the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (BC) CAHPI. We will go through the townhouse with you. The process should take 2 to 3 hours and will include a user-friendly HomeGauge generated report of our findings. Be aware that townhouse inspections are visual inspections and do not involve drilling or cutting holes. We will go through a home and give an opinion on the probability of problems based on the design features present and may also identify previous repairs but leaks may go undetected if there are no visible signs present. We’ll make recommendations as necessary.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Lot grading & drainage
  • Garage & carport
  • Exterior walls, windows & doors
  • Porches, decks & handrails
  • Roofing, gutters, chimneys & skylights
  • Attic ventilation & insulation
  • Interior walls, ceilings & floors
  • Kitchen & bathrooms
  • Basement & crawl space
  • Foundation & structure
  • Heating system & fireplaces
  • Electrical system
  • Plumbing system

Thermal imaging is utilized in tandem with a moisture meter and other helpful tools as necessary to qualify suspected issues that are difficult to confirm with a visual examination alone.

Reviews

Peace of mind by identifying all the outstanding issues…

Vancouver Home Inspections did a great inspection and detailed all his findings, which I added to my subjects before acceptance to purchase. Angelo saved me money, and gave me peace of mind by identifying all the outstanding issues to ensure I purchased a home that was up to current building standards.

Dave V

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Inspection Reports Emailed Within 24 Hours

PUT OUR FINDINGS TO WORK FOR YOU USING THE CREATE REQUEST LIST™ (CRL™) TOOL

Within just 24 hours of your inspection, you will be emailed the login to access a user-friendly HomeGauge-generated report of our findings. The report contains all of the details from our inspection that you will use to guide your decisions, including expandable photographs and video where necessary.

Your report also contains a unique and interactive tool called the Create Request List™ (CRL™), which you can use to assemble a list of your repair requests directly from the report itself. This list can be attached to the repair addendum and accessed easily by buyer and realtor as needed. Contact us anytime after the inspection is over with your questions.

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  • Monday 7.00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM