Thorough enough for professionals...accessible enough for homeowners! Written in plain language suitable even for first-time home buyers, The Complete Guide to Home Inspection is a must-have reference. An all-in-one resource with 250 descriptive photographs and 20 helpful illustrations, it is invaluable for home buyers, home sellers, professional home inspectors, and every homeowner who wants to understand what their house is telling them.
Truly comprehensive in scope. This is the most extensive examination of home inspection available, covering all areas of the home from top to bottom, including:
- Foundations, basements, and crawlspaces
- Electrical systems
- Heating and cooling
- Kitchen, baths, and laundries
- Garages, attached structures, and many other areas
Learn the trade secrets of industry experts in home building and inspection. With over 70 years of combined experience, the authors are on a highly focused mission to:
- Determine your home's hidden trouble spots and how to remedy them
- Provide sound advice on avoiding hazardous materials
- Offer helpful tips for improving energy efficiency, and much more.
Put an end to the mysterious problems that can create a “Money Pit.” Head off potential problems as you learn to understand a home's systems. Includes enormously helpful resources:
- Checklists – for properly inspecting a home
- Retrofit tips – to quickly resolve problems and issues
Get your copy today and gain new insights into home safety and more.
Michael Litchfield has been renovating houses or writing about them for more than 40 years. During that time he has been a founding editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine, the author of 12 acclaimed books on home design and renovation, and editor of a CNET/Yahoo! Gold Star home improvement site. He is also a certified green building professional.
ROGER C. ROBINSON has been inspecting residential and commercial properties in the Bay Area since 1979 and has inspected thousands of homes. He has helped found several chapters of CREIA (California Real Estate Inspection Association) and ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors). Roger has been the president of CREIA and has received several industry awards including the Monahan Award (highest national award) and the John Daly Award (highest state award). He has also trained scores of prominent Bay Area home inspectors, and has conducted trainings and seminars nationwide and in Canada. Roger has written numerous training manual and articles about home inspection and is a co-author of House Check: Finding and Fixing Common House Problems (Taunton Press, 2003).