A house isn't just a structure. It serves many purposes ranging from meeting necessities to being a spot where dreams are born and memories grown. And because a house is a significant investment of your hard earned dollars a non biased home inspection is in your best interest. A home inspection is a non-invasive examination of the home’s structure, systems and components. While a home inspection is not a prediction of future conditions and cannot reveal every concern that exists (or ever could exist), it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision.
Our process guideline- inspect and report as though it is a home we are buying. From the roof to the foundation and everything in between, if there is a problem lurking, chances are pretty good we'll find it....in case you were curious: Yes, we walk on most* roofs. (*Weather conditions, material, or pitch may limit walking on roofs) Yes, we ascend into 90% of the attics that we encounter. Yes, we use thermal imaging on every inspection.
You will receive a comprehensive, easy to understand, and informative PDF report, complete with pictures the same day as the inspection. To be clear, this is not a confusing handwritten report with check boxes- we actually write what we see. And if you still have questions we are here to answer them. Click the picture to the left for a sample report.
Support for as long as you own your home.
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It is my goal to help answer your questions and offer advice whenever you might need it, not just on the day of the inspection. Even if you think of a question three years from now, you can always call or send and an email and I'll do the best I can to help answer your question(s) or make suggestions. In short, by choosing me to inspect your house you get a lot more than just a nice looking report- you get professional advise regarding your investment for as long as you own your home.
-Marc Schrader Owner, Capital City Home Inspections
"I met Marc this last summer. He was recommended to me by a mutual friend. I have worked with many inspectors over the years and am yet to find one with all of the attributes Marc offers. He is caring, passionate, professional, extremely knowledgeable, full of integrity and over all does a fantastic job of inspecting homes for my clients. He is thorough and provides very detailed reports. I have heard nothing but great feedback from my clients who he has worked for. Marc is by far, my inspector of choice!" - Neil Matthweg, Realtor at Century 21 Affiliated in Sun Prairie, WI
"I used Marc Schrader of Capital City Home Inspections to check out a condo I bought in Madison and I can wholeheartedly recommend him. He was prompt and professional, and I especially appreciated his attention to detail and the clarity of his explanations. Marc showed how knowledgeable he was on matters from large, like the safety of a gas fireplace, to small, like the use of incorrect screws to attach one of the kitchen cabinets. The understanding he gave me about my new home made me very comfortable moving forward with my purchase, so I have no hesitation in recommending him to others." - Mary W. Madison Resident
"Hi Marc. I don't know if you remember me, but you helped my in-laws with both of their house inspections before deciding and purchasing a home. I just wanted to say thank you for your much needed help in inspecting the properties. You did a really great job with the reports and with analyzing the necessary parts of the property that needed to be fixed. " - Jamie X.