Top 10 Home Inspectors in Sterling, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Donofrio & Associates, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(4,034)
" Bryan 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."
" Bryan 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 Metro Capitol Home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(24)
A professional home inspection educates you and gives you the opportunity to learn more about the overall condition of the house you want to purchase. Through the home inspection process, you get a better idea of some of the basic strengths and, more importantly, weaknesses that the house has to off...Read more about Metro Capitol Home Inspection Services
A professional home inspection educates you and gives you the opportunity to learn more about the overall condition of the house you want to purchase. Through the home inspection process, you get a better idea of some of the basic strengths and, more importantly, weaknesses that the house has to off...Read more about Metro Capitol Home Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Castell Home Consultants Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
Based out of Silver Spring, Castell Home Consultants is a home inspection company. Offering roofing inspection, plumbing inspection, and electrical inspection as well as other services, them have been in business for over 15 years.
Based out of Silver Spring, Castell Home Consultants is a home inspection company. Offering roofing inspection, plumbing inspection, and electrical inspection as well as other services, them have been in business for over 15 years.
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Gainesville
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(25)
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Gainesville for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Gainesville home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, o...Read more about WIN Gainesville
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Gainesville for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Gainesville home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, o...Read more about WIN Gainesville
Porch Pro Headshot RPM Home Inspect, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(629)
Bobby is the owner and operator of RPM Home Inspect, LLC. Bobby has over 28 years of construction experience. Having constructed so many homes, he knows exactly what is going on behind the covered walls of your home. Bobby will give you a very thorough home inspection, a computer generated report, ...Read more about RPM Home Inspect, LLC
Bobby is the owner and operator of RPM Home Inspect, LLC. Bobby has over 28 years of construction experience. Having constructed so many homes, he knows exactly what is going on behind the covered walls of your home. Bobby will give you a very thorough home inspection, a computer generated report, ...Read more about RPM Home Inspect, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Best Buy Waterproofing
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(345)
Full service basement waterproofing, moisture control, & mold remediation. 24/7 Emergency Services. Call us before the water rises.
Full service basement waterproofing, moisture control, & mold remediation. 24/7 Emergency Services. Call us before the water rises.
Porch Pro Headshot Avanti Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(144)
"John  ​​​​​​​did a fantastic job, he was very helpful, informative, easy to talk to and was very courties and professional would recommed to any home owner getting an inspection 5 star service guranteed.  "
"John  ​​​​​​​did a fantastic job, he was very helpful, informative, easy to talk to and was very courties and professional would recommed to any home owner getting an inspection 5 star service guranteed.  "
Porch Pro Headshot Eagle Eye Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(117)
"David did good. He was extremely thorough and was just professional about the whole thing. I liked how he was really patient with all my questions and got them answered quickly. He was also really punctual about getting the report to me and I'm going to make sure to recommend him to all my frie...Read more about Eagle Eye Home Inspections
"David did good. He was extremely thorough and was just professional about the whole thing. I liked how he was really patient with all my questions and got them answered quickly. He was also really punctual about getting the report to me and I'm going to make sure to recommend him to all my frie...Read more about Eagle Eye Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot No Surprises Home Inspection NOVA-DC LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(165)
Being a veteran science teacher I don't quit until we have an explanation for each questionable situation: including future follow-up as necessary. I will also be able to tell you many good things about your new home. My reports include links to my hundreds of blogs which provide product ideas and...Read more about No Surprises Home Inspection NOVA-DC LLC
Being a veteran science teacher I don't quit until we have an explanation for each questionable situation: including future follow-up as necessary. I will also be able to tell you many good things about your new home. My reports include links to my hundreds of blogs which provide product ideas and...Read more about No Surprises Home Inspection NOVA-DC LLC
Porch Pro Headshot VA Home Inspect, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(151)
Founded in 2006, VA Home Inspect, LLC is a veteran owned / operated home inspection company in Fairfax, Virginia. We provide home inspection services throughout Northern Virginia to Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun, Prince William Counties and Washington DC. We are usually available for ser...Read more about VA Home Inspect, LLC
Founded in 2006, VA Home Inspect, LLC is a veteran owned / operated home inspection company in Fairfax, Virginia. We provide home inspection services throughout Northern Virginia to Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun, Prince William Counties and Washington DC. We are usually available for ser...Read more about VA Home Inspect, LLC

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.

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All Home Inspectors in Sterling, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Capital Infrared, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(30)
Capital Infrared offers advantages to you over typical inspectors who lack our Infrared Thermal Imaging (ITI) Technology. In fact, fewer than ten percent of residential inspectors even use ITI technology, yet what we find using ITI can help you save hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars per year b...Read more about Capital Infrared, LLC
Capital Infrared offers advantages to you over typical inspectors who lack our Infrared Thermal Imaging (ITI) Technology. In fact, fewer than ten percent of residential inspectors even use ITI technology, yet what we find using ITI can help you save hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars per year b...Read more about Capital Infrared, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot LBI Home & Building Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
LBI Home & Building Inspection is here to serve you with your inspection needs. LBI provides comprehensive, educational home inspections and related services for home purchasers, sellers and owners, Realtors, mortgage institutions, architects, and insurance companies. Our clients not only become pro...Read more about LBI Home & Building Inspection
LBI Home & Building Inspection is here to serve you with your inspection needs. LBI provides comprehensive, educational home inspections and related services for home purchasers, sellers and owners, Realtors, mortgage institutions, architects, and insurance companies. Our clients not only become pro...Read more about LBI Home & Building Inspection
Porch Pro Headshot PATTERSON'S HOME Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
Hello, My name is Lawrence Patterson I am 34 years old and I've been in business for four years. I own and run a reliable Home Inspection business I am a very reasonable,dependable and thorough in all my work I do. I also do handyman services and small jobs including landscaping, some construction, ...Read more about PATTERSON'S HOME Inspections
Hello, My name is Lawrence Patterson I am 34 years old and I've been in business for four years. I own and run a reliable Home Inspection business I am a very reasonable,dependable and thorough in all my work I do. I also do handyman services and small jobs including landscaping, some construction, ...Read more about PATTERSON'S HOME Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Strategic Enterprises, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
My goal is to provide you with a professional home inspection that will give you peace of mind that you have the information you need on the current condition of your new home.
My goal is to provide you with a professional home inspection that will give you peace of mind that you have the information you need on the current condition of your new home.
Porch Pro Headshot Eagle Eye Home Inspections LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
Eagle Eye Home Inspections, LLC,established in Northern Virginia, has quickly become one of the leading Home Inspection companies in the area. We value the time and effort that encompasses finding and buying the dream home for our clients, and for that reason Eagle Eye Home Inspections strives to pr...Read more about Eagle Eye Home Inspections LLC
Eagle Eye Home Inspections, LLC,established in Northern Virginia, has quickly become one of the leading Home Inspection companies in the area. We value the time and effort that encompasses finding and buying the dream home for our clients, and for that reason Eagle Eye Home Inspections strives to pr...Read more about Eagle Eye Home Inspections LLC
Porch Pro Headshot BBE - Environmental
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
BBE a full service environmental consulting firm founded in 2010. The founding vision was to provide comprehensive and quality environmental solutions to clients, throughout the ever changing regulatory environment. Since it's founding, BBE has grown to service a wide variety of customers. BBE has ...Read more about BBE - Environmental
BBE a full service environmental consulting firm founded in 2010. The founding vision was to provide comprehensive and quality environmental solutions to clients, throughout the ever changing regulatory environment. Since it's founding, BBE has grown to service a wide variety of customers. BBE has ...Read more about BBE - Environmental
Porch Pro Headshot Tokori Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
Certified Master Inspector licensed and insured in DE, MD, and VA to perform all manner of home inspection and testing services. Decades of building trades and property maintenance management experience. Realtor and investor friendly!
Certified Master Inspector licensed and insured in DE, MD, and VA to perform all manner of home inspection and testing services. Decades of building trades and property maintenance management experience. Realtor and investor friendly!
Porch Pro Headshot ThoroSpec, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(8)
Porch Pro Headshot Guardian Home Inspections, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(34)
new home inspections, resale inspections, pre-drywall inspections, warranty inspections, radon testing.
new home inspections, resale inspections, pre-drywall inspections, warranty inspections, radon testing.
Porch Pro Headshot Fairfax Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(31)
Home inspecting pure and simple. My father started the business over 30years ago. ASHI and Va. certified. 2012-2013 Angies list award winners. Please call office for price and availability
Home inspecting pure and simple. My father started the business over 30years ago. ASHI and Va. certified. 2012-2013 Angies list award winners. Please call office for price and availability
Porch Pro Headshot Dora Electric
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
(32)
Dora Electric is an electrical contractor in Falls Church. They offer cable installation, circuit breaker repair, and recessed lighting.
Dora Electric is an electrical contractor in Falls Church. They offer cable installation, circuit breaker repair, and recessed lighting.
Porch Pro Headshot Jyadehomes
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
Specializing in a variety of services - including but not limited to lawn care, painting, drywall and repair, faucet installations, tile, plumbing, installing ceiling fans and much more.
Specializing in a variety of services - including but not limited to lawn care, painting, drywall and repair, faucet installations, tile, plumbing, installing ceiling fans and much more.
Porch Pro Headshot DSC Home Inspections, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Gatekeeper Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Sterling, Virginia

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Herndon 20170
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Flat
Type of roof
I'm not sure
Reason for inspection
To check for damage from recent bad weather, For an insurance claim
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
Three or more floors
Herndon 20170
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To get roof certified, To buy or sell the home, Just a routine check-up, To check for damage from recent bad weather, For an insurance claim
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Sterling 20164
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To buy or sell the home
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Herndon 20170
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
3,001-3,500 sq ft
Property age
31-40 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Sewer cam inspection, Lead paint test, Mold test, Radon test