Top 10 Home Inspectors in Round Lake, IL

Porch Pro Headshot My Guy Home Inspection Services, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(1,220)
My Guy Home Inspection Services, Inc. is a comprehensive inspection company designed to help individuals who are purchasing residential and commercial property in the Chicago and Northern Illinois area. Our company is dedicated to providing you with valuable information regarding your property. My ...Read more about My Guy Home Inspection Services, Inc.
My Guy Home Inspection Services, Inc. is a comprehensive inspection company designed to help individuals who are purchasing residential and commercial property in the Chicago and Northern Illinois area. Our company is dedicated to providing you with valuable information regarding your property. My ...Read more about My Guy Home Inspection Services, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Perfect Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(465)
Porch Pro Headshot Windy City Home Inspection, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(268)
"Chris 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. "
"Chris 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. "
Porch Pro Headshot AAlert Home Inspection & Renovation Consulting
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(138)
"Your Grayslake Home Inspector" providing $100k of warranties & guaranties for peace of mind. We take the worry out the home buying process. AAlert Home Inspection backs our full inspection with the following: 100% Satisfaction Guarantee -- If at the time of the inspection you feel our inspectio...Read more about AAlert Home Inspection & Renovation Consulting
"Your Grayslake Home Inspector" providing $100k of warranties & guaranties for peace of mind. We take the worry out the home buying process. AAlert Home Inspection backs our full inspection with the following: 100% Satisfaction Guarantee -- If at the time of the inspection you feel our inspectio...Read more about AAlert Home Inspection & Renovation Consulting
Porch Pro Headshot Home Advantage Inspections  LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(1,043)
"Mike was excellent. He was thorough and paid alot of attention to detail. He pointed out a few things to us that he felt needed to be fixed by the seller. His inspection report was very detailed as well which made it easy for my husband to look it over since he was not able to be at the inspection....Read more about Home Advantage Inspections LLC
"Mike was excellent. He was thorough and paid alot of attention to detail. He pointed out a few things to us that he felt needed to be fixed by the seller. His inspection report was very detailed as well which made it easy for my husband to look it over since he was not able to be at the inspection....Read more about Home Advantage Inspections LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Framework Home Inspections Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(1)
At Framework, I strive everyday to achieve the highest standard of customer service found within the industry. I am not only committed to you throughout the inspection process, but long after the inspection has been completed. Once you become a client, you will always be part of the Framework fam...Read more about Framework Home Inspections Inc
At Framework, I strive everyday to achieve the highest standard of customer service found within the industry. I am not only committed to you throughout the inspection process, but long after the inspection has been completed. Once you become a client, you will always be part of the Framework fam...Read more about Framework Home Inspections Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Sunshine Exteriors
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(47)
Sunshine Exteriors is... A family owned Barrington-based Home Remodeling Contractor and Storm restoration specialist. We are licensed bonded & Insured and Registered members of the Better Business Bureau! We offer high-quality, moderately priced, extraordinary ROOFING & SIDING MAKEOVERS with every...Read more about Sunshine Exteriors
Sunshine Exteriors is... A family owned Barrington-based Home Remodeling Contractor and Storm restoration specialist. We are licensed bonded & Insured and Registered members of the Better Business Bureau! We offer high-quality, moderately priced, extraordinary ROOFING & SIDING MAKEOVERS with every...Read more about Sunshine Exteriors
Porch Pro Headshot GZ Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(4)
We give you a very detailed inspection and report for a fair price. We have over 10 years experience in the inspection industry.
We give you a very detailed inspection and report for a fair price. We have over 10 years experience in the inspection industry.
Porch Pro Headshot Detail Home Inspection Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(46)
Integrity, Experience, Honest inspection service for a reasonable price. Provide a detailed home inspection service for my client. Available 24/7.
Integrity, Experience, Honest inspection service for a reasonable price. Provide a detailed home inspection service for my client. Available 24/7.
Porch Pro Headshot Illinois Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(83)
Home Inspections - Apartment Bldgs & Commercial Building Inspections: Weekend Service. We visually examine the inside and out and all associated Electrical, Heating A/C, Plumbing and Roofing systems of the property and structure. We then supply a digital report with pictures and a detailed explanat...Read more about Illinois Property Inspections
Home Inspections - Apartment Bldgs & Commercial Building Inspections: Weekend Service. We visually examine the inside and out and all associated Electrical, Heating A/C, Plumbing and Roofing systems of the property and structure. We then supply a digital report with pictures and a detailed explanat...Read more about Illinois Property Inspections

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.

All Home Inspectors in Round Lake, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Alpha & Omega Home Inspections & Home Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(3)
Our Industry Leading value added services which are offered at NO ADDITIONAL COST really set us apart from our competition. We offer Warranties,100% refund, and an Incredible BUY YOUR HOME BACK GUARANTEE . We Support our Military & 1st responders by humbly offering a 10% discount on our full home in...Read more about Alpha & Omega Home Inspections & Home Services
Our Industry Leading value added services which are offered at NO ADDITIONAL COST really set us apart from our competition. We offer Warranties,100% refund, and an Incredible BUY YOUR HOME BACK GUARANTEE . We Support our Military & 1st responders by humbly offering a 10% discount on our full home in...Read more about Alpha & Omega Home Inspections & Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Electric and Solar LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(11)
"I had three circuits to run (two 240V and one 120V) to my garage and Jeff did a fantastic job. Price was fair and I was extremely pleased with how good the conduit looked. He also finished the work in a timely manner and arrived exactly when he said he would in the morning. I would definitely re...Read more about Quality Electric and Solar LLC
"I had three circuits to run (two 240V and one 120V) to my garage and Jeff did a fantastic job. Price was fair and I was extremely pleased with how good the conduit looked. He also finished the work in a timely manner and arrived exactly when he said he would in the morning. I would definitely re...Read more about Quality Electric and Solar LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Michael Allan & Associates, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(117)
Porch Pro Headshot Watchman Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(34)
Porch Pro Headshot Schmit Home Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
Our job at Schmit Home Inspection is to provide you with the necessary information so that you can make the right choice. We serve the Chicagoland area offering home, condo and townhome inspections for buyers and pre-listing inspections for sellers. We inspect the house and identify potential proble...Read more about Schmit Home Inspection LLC
Our job at Schmit Home Inspection is to provide you with the necessary information so that you can make the right choice. We serve the Chicagoland area offering home, condo and townhome inspections for buyers and pre-listing inspections for sellers. We inspect the house and identify potential proble...Read more about Schmit Home Inspection LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Home Stretch Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
Your Local Chicago Land Home Inspectors Why Choose Home Stretch Home? ​ Home Stretch Home Inspection Inc. has been serving the Chicago land area for 5 years. We send out a licensed person to conduct your home inspection. Our inspectors use a detailed system during their analysis and you will rece...Read more about Home Stretch Home Inspections
Your Local Chicago Land Home Inspectors Why Choose Home Stretch Home? ​ Home Stretch Home Inspection Inc. has been serving the Chicago land area for 5 years. We send out a licensed person to conduct your home inspection. Our inspectors use a detailed system during their analysis and you will rece...Read more about Home Stretch Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Ace in the Home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Round Lake, Illinois
(67)

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Round Lake 60073
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Grayslake 60030
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Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Home safety
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
31-40 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
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Specific services
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