A Smart Investment for a More Confident Decision
Kyle Dowdeswell your Certified Master Inspector® in the Calgary, Canmore, and Banff areas
Thorough, Readable Reports
Our reports include clear annotations, a clean layout, and a Repair Request Builder for our real estate agents.
A home is a massive investment. We offer fair pricing for premium home inspection services.
Our Commitment to You
A home inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of a property that will alert you to defects and make recommendations for further evaluation of visible and potential hidden issues, ensure your home’s construction is up to par, and help to avoid any repairs that could cost you down the line.
At Rocky Mountain Home Inspections, we understand that a home inspector has two jobs: to find the problems, and to clearly notate them for you and your agent. This is why we are committed to providing you with the most thorough and comprehensive home inspections possible.
The Home Inspection Process
We invite you to attend and participate with us while we conduct a thorough inspection of the property.
Once we have compiled our notes, we will send you a detailed report annotating what we found.
We provide follow-up support to ensure you are fully equipped for the next steps in your process.
Rocky Mountain Home Inspections is committed to making sure you’re confident and well-informed for one of the biggest decisions of your life.
Kyle Dowdeswell – Owner
Frequently Asked Questions
Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but we’re here to ensure you know what to expect during your home inspection.
A home inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of the foundation and basement, roof, attic, heating and water systems, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as the general condition of the structure itself. Depending on factors such as how big the property is, the age of property, and the number of defects found, a home inspection typically begins at 3-4 hours.
Ensure all inspection points are free from clutter, including any closets that might lead to a crawlspace or attic, and clearing some space around your home’s perimeter. It’s also important to check the functionality of all built-in appliances, electric, and gas. If you don’t plan to attend the inspection, make sure your inspector has access to the home, and all pets are properly contained or moved.
A home doesn’t pass or fail an inspection. Instead, a home inspection is a thorough audit of your home’s components. In most cases, there will be concerns marked on your home inspection report, but these are strictly informative.
While you can skip a home inspection in many cases, doing so could mean you may end up buying a home that has major issues that need to be fixed.
While a home inspector may recommend some minor repairs, they are not qualified to make major repairs. He or she can provide information about what needs to be repaired — and it might be helpful to know that information — but the decision to actually do the work lies solely with the homeowner. Not only does this provide you the freedom to choose your contractors, but it also helps prevent a conflict of interest.