Top 3 Home Inspectors in Durham, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Inhabitable Home Inspections
I am a Durham area resident and home inspector providing unbiased, accurate and thorough home inspections in the greater Research Triangle area. I am licensed and certified to provide inspection services in North Carolina. ​Beginning with my time in the US Navy and Naval Reserves, followed by a car...Read more about Inhabitable Home Inspections
118 Citation Cir, Durham, NC
Porch Pro Headshot Carolina Restoration Services
Carolina Restoration Services of North Carolina, Inc. has been committed to being the best restoration company in the Triangle. As a proven leader in Insurance Reconstruction, our certified and professional team will respond quickly to your fire, water, smoke, or wind emergency at any hour of the da...Read more about Carolina Restoration Services
5800 Heritage Ln, Raleigh, NC
Porch Pro Headshot A Pro Edge Home Inspections
"Carmine was Great! very kind and informative answered all the questions i had with a detailed explanation, also gave me tips on future projects i have for the house, I am now recommending PORCH services to my family and friends."
PO Box 1867, Sanford, NC

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Porch Pro Headshot Fred Herndon Home Inspections, Inc
Home Inspectors
7110 Massey Chapel Rd, Durham, NC
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7110 Massey Chapel Rd, Durham, NC
Porch Pro Headshot Marked Improvements
Home Inspectors
6216 Trevor Ct, Raleigh, NC
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Mark Schwarz is the owner of Marked Improvements, is an NC Building Contractor (Lic 77388), and is an NC Home Inspector (Lic 4450), with over 20 years contracting in the Raleigh/Cary and greater Triangle area. Mark's years of experience in home remodeling, renovation and restoration, are the foun...Read more about Marked Improvements
6216 Trevor Ct, Raleigh, NC
Mark Schwarz is the owner of Marked Improvements, is an NC Building Contractor (Lic 77388), and is an NC Home Inspector (Lic 4450), with over 20 years contracting in the Raleigh/Cary and greater Triangle area. Mark's years of experience in home remodeling, renovation and restoration, are the foun...Read more about Marked Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Promark Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
2609 Dockery Ln, Raleigh, NC
Promark Home Inspections, Inc. employs structural engineers that proudly serve the Raleigh area with high quality and comprehensive home inspections at competitive fees and with superior customer service. Our services include: * Pre-purchase home inspections * Pre-listing home inspections * New ...Read more about Promark Home Inspections
2609 Dockery Ln, Raleigh, NC
Promark Home Inspections, Inc. employs structural engineers that proudly serve the Raleigh area with high quality and comprehensive home inspections at competitive fees and with superior customer service. Our services include: * Pre-purchase home inspections * Pre-listing home inspections * New ...Read more about Promark Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Kent Trader, LLC. Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
3154 Stephenson Rd, Angier, NC
Now Certified for: * Centralized Showing Service (CSS/TMLS) * Deck Inspection * Home Inspection * Mold Testing * New Home Phase Inspection * Radon Testing * Roof Inspection When you need a Quality Home Inspection, you seek to have a clear understanding of the general condition of your potential hom...Read more about Kent Trader, LLC. Inspection Services
3154 Stephenson Rd, Angier, NC
Now Certified for: * Centralized Showing Service (CSS/TMLS) * Deck Inspection * Home Inspection * Mold Testing * New Home Phase Inspection * Radon Testing * Roof Inspection When you need a Quality Home Inspection, you seek to have a clear understanding of the general condition of your potential hom...Read more about Kent Trader, LLC. Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Misnick Custom Builders & Painting, Inc.
Home Inspectors
9650 Strickland Rd Ste 103117, Raleigh, NC
Misnick Custom Building specializes in the design and construction of high-quality, custom new homes, additions and renovations. We can turn your dream into reality with your ideal home, kitchen, bath, or any other building project you desire. MCB will handle every aspect of your project: top to bot...Read more about Misnick Custom Builders & Painting, Inc.
9650 Strickland Rd Ste 103117, Raleigh, NC
Misnick Custom Building specializes in the design and construction of high-quality, custom new homes, additions and renovations. We can turn your dream into reality with your ideal home, kitchen, bath, or any other building project you desire. MCB will handle every aspect of your project: top to bot...Read more about Misnick Custom Builders & Painting, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Hagan Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
116 Danagher Ct, Holly Springs, NC
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Detailed home inspections. I am an engineer and former custom home builder. Thanks for your interest.
116 Danagher Ct, Holly Springs, NC
Detailed home inspections. I am an engineer and former custom home builder. Thanks for your interest.
Porch Pro Headshot Wake Home Services
Home Inspectors
2500 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC
2500 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC

Frequently asked questions about home inspectors

Buying a home is the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to buy your next place, there are many benefits of hiring a professional home inspector.

Walking through a home, you may notice a few things you want to fix or rooms you want to paint. The home inspector will assess important HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. Inspectors notice structural or insulation problems that you and your real estate agent probably missed. The inspector outlines all their findings in a report and walks you through the property to explain major issues.

If you decide to go through with the purchase, the home inspection report offers a roadmap for repairs you may need. The inspection report is also great leverage for contract negotiations with the seller. If there’s a major repair on the report, you can ask the seller to cover it or come down on the sale price.

Of course, the main benefit of hiring a home inspector is that they’ll help you avoid buying a home that needs more work than you’re willing to pay. As long as your offer is contingent on the home inspection, you’ll be able to walk away with your down payment and find the property that works best for your family and your budget.

Before you hire a home inspector, make sure they’re certified. Not all home inspectors are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors, so check that yours is. Members of AHSI adhere to a standard of ethics, continue their education, and have access to more resources.

Check to make sure your home inspector is insured. Home inspectors usually carry professional liability (aka errors and omissions) insurance and general liability to cover things like property damage claims.

As part of the home buying process, your local home inspector will have a certain number of days to examine the property. Then, you’ll walk through the house together so the inspector can point out any problems they may have found. In the end, the inspector will give you a report detailing everything you need to know.

When choosing an inspector, ask for previous inspection reports to see how thorough they are. Good reports are thorough and include photos. Reading reviews gives you a better idea of what to expect from the home inspector. If you’re choosing between a full-time inspector and a part-time one, hire the full-time inspector – they’ll have booked more hours and experience.

Of course, if you already have a good rapport with your real estate agent, ask who they would recommend. Real estate agents often deal with home inspectors, so they’ll know the best option for you in your area.

You’ve bought your dream home and noticed some water damage in the basement a month later. You hire a contractor to assess it, and they say this isn’t the first time the basement has seen water damage – the foundation wall is bowing from it. This issue should have been on the inspection report. Is the inspector liable?

They can be. That question is why it’s best to hire an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance, as well as general liability insurance. The inspector will have to file a claim to cover the repairs, but they will be more likely to cover those costs.

As with any legal action, there’s no guarantee you’ll get your money back. Pursuing legal action against an uninsured home inspector will become an even bigger headache, and they may not have the funds available to cover the repairs you need.

You also have to prove that nothing happened to alter the home's condition after you completed the inspection report. For instance, if there aren’t any issues with the roof at the time of inspection, and you notice leaks a few months after a big storm, the home inspector would not be liable.

The cost of a home inspection depends on a few factors, including the location and size of the property. Generally, you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for one home inspection. A few things about local home inspectors could increase that price:

  • Experience - When hiring a more experienced home inspector, they tend to charge more.
  • Age and condition of the property - Older homes may cost more to inspect.
  • Travel time - The inspector may charge for commuting if you buy a country home off the beaten path.
  • Additional inspections - Depending on where you buy your home, you may want to invest in specialty inspections. Radon tests, pest inspections, and well inspections will run up the bill. Ask your real estate agents which inspections they would recommend, and plan for them when finalizing your budget.

In some real estate markets, the seller may pay for an inspection ahead of time. Ask your real estate agent if they trust the company that performed the pre-inspection. This awareness can help you decide whether or not to invest in another inspection.

If you’re selling a home in a competitive market, investing in a pre-sale home inspection may be a good idea. As a seller, some pros include the following:

  • The inspection report will paint a realistic view of the property, helping you and your real estate agent set a competitive listing price.
  • A pre-sale inspection allows you to make any necessary repairs or updates to get a greater return on investment when the time comes to sell.
  • You won’t be surprised by the buyer’s home inspection report. If you’re selling your first home to upgrade to a second, the pre-sale inspection will help you avoid any costly negotiations that the buyer’s report might unearth.
  • If you are selling a relative’s property that you inherited, the pre-sale inspection will give you all the details you need about the property's condition.

While it may seem beneficial to have a pre-sale inspection before you put your home on the market, there can also be downsides. Here are a few cons that impact homebuyers and sellers alike:

  • The seller is legally obligated to reveal any problems with the house to potential buyers. If the pre-sale inspection uncovers some major problems, your plans may need to change.
  • As a homebuyer, remember that the pre-sale home inspection usually benefits the seller. The home inspector likely had the seller’s best interests at heart and not yours. It’s always a good idea to invest in your home inspection.
  • Finally, a pre-sale home inspection doesn’t guarantee the buyer’s inspector won’t find anything wrong with the property.

Recent reviews for Durham Home Inspectors

305377

Carmine was great very thorough. He answered all of our questions. I will use him again.

- Thena Marie Clark
311883

Carmine provided me with a nice and thorough report, I was very pleased.

- Brittany Owens
294130

Carmine did a great job with the inspection of the home found no major issues and provided a detailed report of the home

- Tina Gail Ledbetter Christopher Junior McLean
316340

The inspection was super good!

- Lisa Kincade
284984

Carmine was very thorough, knowledgeable and helpful.

- Ben Jimenez Gladys Jimenez
312554

A Pro Edge Home Inspections did a amazing job had a wonderful time very detailed

- Jennifer Fahlgren
281038

Carmine did a Great job, I was very happy with the Report. He was extremely thorough.

- Anthony Bonnagio Maria Jones
315458

Carmine was great, she was intelligent and friendly.

303278

Carmine Grillo did a great job with the inspection.

- Alvin Clark, Jr.
313708

Carmine Grillo was thorough and was really professional sent me a full detailed report.

- Jake Nicholson
282284

Carmine provided great detail and happy with the inspection!

- Kareem Fielder

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Durham 27701
Home Inspection
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Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
0-10 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Durham 27712
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a year
Purpose
Energy audit
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
4,001-5,000 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Mold test
Durham 27707
Chimney Inspection
Service needed
Chimney Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Morrisville 27560
Energy Efficiency Auditing
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Energy Audit
Inspection type
Energy efficiency audit
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
3,001-3,500 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Mold test
Chapel Hill 27514
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Condo or townhome
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
31-40 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Agent
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Durham 27703
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Termite inspection, Lead paint test
Durham 27704
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Flat
Type of roof
I'm not sure
Reason for inspection
To get roof certified
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Durham 27713
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Home safety
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
3,501-4,000 sq ft
Property age
21-30 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Mold test
Durham 27713
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Environmental issues
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
31-40 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above