HomeShield Inspections Service Menu

We Inspect Rockford Area Homes

Getting a quality home inspection can make the difference between buying the home of your dreams or being unhappy with your home. We all deserve a comfortable, happy place to call home, and HomeShield Inspections is dedicated to helping make that a reality for you.

Buyer’s Home Inspection

A home is probably the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make. This makes it vital to develop a very good understanding of the home’s best qualities and where it is lacking. With this inspection service, you’ll get a thorough, detail-oriented report, along with an education about your new house from a qualified professional. 

We inspect every visually and safely accessible critical system and component, including:

  • Roof
  • Exterior
  • Grading/Drainage
  • Garage
  • Foundation
  • Plumbing
  • Heating
  • Electric
  • Interior
  • Appliances
  • Crawlspaces
  • Attic
Buyers Home Inspection Services

Pre-Listing/Seller’s Inspection

Get ahead of the game by finding out everything about your home before you list it for sale! Our Seller’s Inspection service will give you all the information you need to understand what issues may make buyers pass on your property. By arming yourself with this information, you can take preventative action in the form of repairs or upfront disclosures. Doing this is a great way to build buyer confidence and to get a higher sales price for your current home.

New Construction Inspection

Your builder has indicated that your new house is nearly finished and you’re good to go. This is a very exciting moment, but don’t forget to protect yourself with a New Construction Inspection. The reality is that no matter how good a builder is, there are almost always construction related problems from day one. When you have us perform a New Construction Inspection, you can learn about issues immediately and work with the builder to get them repaired right away.

New Construction Phase Inspections

New Construction Phase Inspections are an excellent way to minimize issues at the end of the building project. We will visit the property in phases according to your wishes. During each visit, we’ll look for any construction defects or other problems that could make your home less than perfect for move-in day. You’ll also find out about the project’s progress, which can give you the opportunity to get things back on track if the builder is running behind or over budget.

11-Month/Builder’s Warranty Inspections

Newly constructed homes may look and feel perfect for a while to excited buyers. However, there’s almost always something lurking behind the scenes by the end of the first year. We provide a thorough Warranty Inspection service to help you identify and report problems before they’re no longer covered by your warranty. We recommend having this service performed 10 to 11 months after the home is finished to give you enough time to file any necessary claims.

Drone Home Inspection Services

We Use the Best Industry Tools 

Inspecting homes the right way requires a mixture of experience, an eye for details, and the right industry tools. During your inspection, you may see your inspector use the following:

Thermal Imaging – With this tool, we can get a look at areas that aren’t otherwise visible to the naked eye. It’s possible to spot energy loss, hot spots, leaks, and many other problems with thermal imaging. We perform thermal imaging for free whenever we spot something suspicious during the visual inspection.

Aerial Drone Photography – Sometimes, factors like the weather or the slope can make it impossible to walk the roof. When this happens, we use aerial drone photography to capture images of the entire roof. From there, we can make an informed report containing any visual issues.

Moisture Meter – Many homes have areas that collect moisture. Even worse, mold can quickly begin to form in these spots. That’s why we employ a moisture meter to look for moisture accumulation problems when suspicious areas are spotted.

Carbon Monoxide Detector – Did you know that the “silent killer” claims the lives of 400 Americans annually? There’s no reliable way to identify carbon monoxide in the home without using a professional quality carbon monoxide detector. We check for carbon monoxide during every home inspection.

Gas Leak Detector – Gas powered water heaters and other home components can develop tiny gas leaks. In most cases, these leaks go undetected until they cause a fire or other catastrophe. Fortunately, a gas leak detector can root out these leaks well before the smell becomes noticeable to homeowners. We perform this check during every inspection.

Our Service Area

HomeShield Inspections is based out of Machesney Park, IL.  We perform home inspections throughout the Rockford Metro Area, including Roscoe, Belvidere, and Winnebago.

Book Your Inspection with HomeShield Inspections Today!  For the fastest response, please text us your name and the property address to be inspected.