1. Am I required to sign a contractual agreement with a NC Home Inspector?

Yes, NC Licensed Home Inspectors are required by NC state regulations to secure their client's signature (or electronic facsimile) on a Contract or Pre-Inspection Agreement PRIOR to conducting the visual inspection of the dwelling. Consumers are encouraged to read the terms and conditions of the contract and familiarize themselves with the minimum Standards of Practice required of NC licensed home inspectors. NC Standards of

2. Do new construction homes need/require inspections?

New construction homes should be approached like any other home, whether that home be new construction, an older home on the market for sale or a home recently renovated to like-new condition. Inspectors often find hidden defects in new construction homes just as often as they may find defects in an older homes.

3. What exactly is included with a complete Home Inspection?

The scope of each Home Inspection depends on the State in which the inspection is conducted. In North Carolina, the scope of an inspection normally includes items from the foundation to roof and everything in between that is visible and accessible to the Inspector. Your home Inspector should always be willing to provide you with a list of what is and what is not included in their inspection.

4. Do I have to be present for the inspection?

No, you don't have to be present for your Home Inspection. However, if you wish to attend the inspection be aware that most Home Inspections take a minimum of 3 hours. We recommend that if you wish to be present, to come during the latter part of the inspection so the Inspector has information to share with you regarding his finding. But this is your Home Inspection and if you wish to be there for the entire inspection, most home Inspectors are more than accommodating.

5. Who should I contact to schedule a Home Inspection?

In many cases your Realtor provides you a list of Home Inspectors that you can contact, ask any questions and get quotes then choose your own Home Inspector or you can have your Realtor reach out to schedule the home inspection for you. Chances are very good that your Home Inspector has and does work with several local Realtors so scheduling a Home Inspection is not difficult. You can call or email Allegiance Home Inspections with questions and to get a quote.

6. How long before I get the results from my Home Inspection?

Allegiance Home Inspections, LLC will provide you with a written report with the results of your Home Inspection within 24 hours of the inspection. The State of NC requires a written Home Inspection Report within 3 business days of performing the home inspection unless another date is specified in the contract.

7. How much does a Home Inspection cost?

The determining factor in the cost of a Home Inspection, in most cases, is the square footage of the home to be inspected. The larger the home (more square footage), the higher the inspection fee. Allegiance Home Inspections can give you a quote anytime over the phone based on the homes square footage.

8. Why should I choose Allegiance?

Our Inspector believes that effort is the most important factor when performing any task. As a U.S. Army Veteran of 24 years, our Home Inspector approaches every inspection as if he is representing one of his very own family members. ("If its not good enough for mom, it's not good enough for anyone"). Allegiance prides itself on being thorough, and believes our client deserves our best effort on every individual Home Inspection.