How much does a home inspection cost?
There are a number of factors that could determine the exact cost of a home inspection, including its size, age, shape, or structure type (single family, apartment style condo). At Capital City Home Inspections we don't charge extra for age or unfinished space, we simply use a sq ft calculator to charge based on the MLS listed sq. feet and property type
1) Apartment style homes (usually a condo which shares common walls and roofs with other units) start at $285.
2) Single family homes (A stand alone structure, with not more than 2 dwellings- we consider a duplex or town house a single family home) start at $340.
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If the home has a basement, where you are going to be working, playing, sleeping, or doing laundry a radon inspection would be a good investment, not only before the sale, but also periodically during the time you own the home. Think of radon testing like buying a high spf sun block lotion, you do it to protect your skin from harmful UV rays which are known to cause skin cancer. The same is true for radon testing, you should do it to know whether your property has a level of radon gas high enough to need a radon mitigation system. If you didn't already know, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Because we believe radon is a real risk we offer radon testing with a home inspection for only $110- that's about $40 less than most of our competitors!
How much does a thermal inspection cost?
Thermal Inspections/ Audits are quite different than a standard full inspection and should not be substituted for a complete home inspection if you are buying a new home. As such, if warranted an inspector may occasionally use thermal imaging during the coarse of an inspection- but this is typically for identifying moisture problems and electrical concerns rather than saving energy.
A thermal audit will involve scanning the entire home with a thermal imaging camera and evaluate the attic and its ventilation in an attempt to identify sources of heating and cooling loss. All areas in need of improvement will be listed in a written report (PDF format*)- complete with pictures.
Thermal audits start as low as $25 with a full home inspection.