Sample Home Inspection Report

ValueGuard Home Inspection Reports are Clearly Superior!

ValueGuard home inspectors prepare a comprehensive narrative-style home inspection report that is custom tailored to the home that is being inspected. Each major system of the property has a separate section, including:

Structural Components • Roofing • Exterior Components • Electrical • Heating • Cooling/Heat Pumps • Insulation/Ventilation • Plumbing • Interior Components

Each section explains the system, visually observable material defects, its positive attributes and system observations, including:

Major Concerns • Safety Issues • Repair Items • Improvement Items • Items to Monitor

The report also includes an Overview section that discusses the more significant issues, the inspector’s recommendations and a section on Maintenance Advice. If requested, we will provide Cost Estimates at no additional charge. Simply stated, while nearly all home inspection companies tout their reports as the best, all too often they are designed to be easy for the inspection company to produce and deliver.

ValueGuard specifically designed its report to be easy for our clients to understand. If you would like to view a sample inspection report, click on one of the links below.

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Single Family Home Inspection Report (left)                  Townhouse Home Inspection Report (right)

If you would like us to email you a free copy of our Sample Home Inspection Report, please call us at 215-860-3150 or email us at

More Information about our Reports

ValueGuard conducts its inspections in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). We will attach a copy of these Standards with our report. We also require a Pre-Inspection Agreement to be signed. This agreement explains the scope and limitations of our home inspections.

As you will see in our sample home inspection reports above, the following conventions are used:

Major Concern: a system or component which is considered significantly deficient or is unsafe. Significant deficiencies need to be corrected and, except for some safety items, are likely to involve significant expense.
Safety Issue: denotes a condition that is unsafe and in need of prompt attention.
Repair: denotes a system or component which is missing or which needs corrective action to assure proper and reliable function.
Improve: denotes improvements which are recommended but not required.
Monitor: denotes a system or component needing further investigation and/or monitoring in order to determine if repairs are necessary.

We also document the weather conditions during the inspection as well as those individuals present at the inspection.

Building a Comprehensive Home Inspection Report

From there we provide a summary of highlighted recommendations found by our home inspector. The report then walks you through each major system of the home including a summary, specific comments for each issue found and limitations of the inspection. Our sample home inspection report shows the types of photographs captured during the inspection to help document major issues found. Finally the report concludes with maintenance advice and tips that can help keep your new home in order. This includes a checklist of items you should address immediately upon taking ownership of the home and regular maintenance items you should address throughout the year.

Our goal is to make your home inspection report as helpful as possible.