Full Home Inspection

05170701 001The most common type of inspection we provide, the full inspection is a detailed visual inspection of each of the home’s elements. Sure Sight Home Inspection, Inc. is proud to offer the most thorough inspection and the most detailed report in the industry, not only meeting but exceeding the standards of practice set forth by the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board.

  • A pre-purchase home inspection takes place after a home buyer’s offer has been accepted. Most real estate contracts include a clause that makes the sale of the property contingent upon a home inspection and give the buyer a specified number of days to have the inspection completed by a licensed inspector.
  • A pre-listing home inspection is a useful tool for a homeowner preparing to list his or her home for sale. A full inspection before listing gives the homeowner an opportunity to make repairs as needed and helps to eliminate surprises during a buyer’s inspection.
  • A one-year builder’s warranty inspection helps homeowners to identify issues and request repairs before the typical one-year builder’s warranty expires.
  • A maintenance home inspection is perfect for the homeowner who wants a comprehensive overview of his or her home’s condition.

During the full home inspection, Sure Sight Home Inspection will inspect:


Columns or piers


Wall claddings
Flashings and trim
Exterior doors and windows
Garage doors and openers
Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches and associated railings
Eaves, soffits, and fascia
Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls


Roof coverings
Roof drainage systems
Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations


Interior water supply and distribution system
Interior drain, waste, and vent system
Water heaters
Fuel storage and distribution systems
Sump pumps


Service entrance conductors
Service equipment
Branch circuit conductors and over current devices
Ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and exterior walls

Heating and Air Conditioning

Heating and cooling equipment
Normal operating controls
Readily visible chimneys, flues, and vents
Solid fuel heating devices
Distribution systems, including fans, pumps, ducts, and piping


Walls ceilings and floors
Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings
Counters and built-in cabinets
Interior doors and windows

Insulation and Ventilation

Insulation and vapor barriers
Ventilation of attics and foundation areas
Kitchen, bath, and laundry venting systems

Built-In Kitchen Appliances

Permanently-installed dishwashers
Range, cook top, and/or ovens
Trash compactors
Garbage disposals
Venting appliances such as range hoods
Permanently-installed microwave ovens

This is a partial list of what is included in a typical full home inspection. For a complete list of inspected items, including inspection exclusions and limitations, please read the North Carolina Home Inspectors Licensure Board Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.