Barrie Home Inspections is an inspection company that focuses on one individual home at a time, ensuring each customer receives a thorough building inspection, undivided attention and a caliber of customer service which is second to none. Our personalized home inspections start on the exterior of your home and entail the through examination of your potential new home from basement to attic. Our training, education and experience brings to the building industry a wealth of experience from many disciplines including building, design, construction and structural engineering. Performing home inspections in Barrie for over 10 years.
Major Areas Covered in our Inspection:
Exterior: siding, flashing and trim, doors and windows, garage door operation, decks, balconies, steps, eaves, soffits, fascia, grading and drainage, driveways, walks and patios
Structure: foundation, floors, walls, columns, ceilings, beams
Plumbing: piping materials and fixtures, waste drains and vent systems, sump pumps, sinks, toilets
Heating & Cooling: furnace, air conditioning, hot water heater, automatic safety controls, pipes, fans and duct systems, insulation and ventilation
Interiors: walls, ceilings, floors, doors, stairways, balconies, railings, counters and cabinets, appliances
Electrical: proper wiring, grounding, polarity, main panel inspection, service entrance, breakers and fusing
With over 10 years of actual home inspection experience we offer a wealth of knowledge for our clients to draw on when purchasing a new home. Roger Frost is a Certified Building Code Official and also a Certified Master Inspector, exceeding all requirements required for your typical home inspector. When combined with over 7 years of experience in Project Reviews for DND and being a former registered builder with HUDAC, you are hiring one of the premier inspectors in Simcoe County.
FREE Thermal imaging is offered with every home inspection. Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their homes or buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. Some of the items a thermal imaging scan can uncover include:
- heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors;
- damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems;
- air-conditioner compressor leaks;
- under-fastening and/or missing framing members, and other structural defects that can lead to energy loss; and
- broken seals in double-paned windows.
If your new home has a wood burning appliance, such as a fireplace, wood stove or pellet stove, your insurance company will most likely require it to be inspected by a WETT Certified Inspector. The Barrie Home Inspector has been WETT Certified for over 10 years and offers a WETT Inspection for only $50.00 when included as part of home inspection. The Level I inspection is essentially a general overview of the readily accessible parts, clearances, chimney heights, stove location with respect to combustible materials and visual signs to determine if the system meets the CSA Standard B365 (Installation Code for Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliances and Equipment).