Archive for January, 2014


Saving Money Can Be Expensive

Saving money is a high priority these days. So much information out there on how to achieve that goal it can be confusing. I will try to explain some concerns I have about saving money in one way but end up costing you in another. We do things to our home to make them more valuable, livable and cost effective. Energy savings is a huge plus as we not only save energy and make our homes cozy but help the environment also. Spray foam insulation provides a huge benefits in energy savings and protection for a home and it not messy to deal with when you want to use the attic space for storage. The down side to spray foam and this does not mean you should not have it done but just some things to keep in mind as we see it more everyday. Before you have spray foam installed you should make sure you have an updated Wind Mitigation Inspection. Once you have a Wind Mitigation Inspection there should be a couple of small areas excluded for Mitigation purposes. Wayne Collier Home Inspections recognizes the need for this. If you have credits currently on your policy then have spray foam installed, then after 5 years your credits expire, the chances of having them continue are very slim. This is because the spray foam now covers features that need to be documented to provide these discounts. The features in the attic that need to be accessible and visible are Roof to Wall connections, a shiner nail or staple and about a two foot section of truss, rafter beam to establish a nail pattern. Without verifying these features with photographs the insurance companies will likely decline any credit you once had and deserve. So in the grand scheme of things you end losing money you intended to save. If you are going to have spray foam insulation installed please contact Wayne Collier Home Inspections for an updated Wind Mitigation and we can help set aside a no spray zone for future documentation. Make sure you discuss this with your spray foam provider. Contact Wayne Collier Home Inspections
877.990.4019

Polk County Home Inspections

Wayne Collier’s “Full Home Inspection” means you’ll get just that when you hire us as your Florida home inspector.

From foundation to the roof and everything in between you can be sure we’ll inspect it. We look for any defects or potential problems that may need correctiong now and in the future with every componet of the home. Our home inspection is a visual access inspection to determine the condition of home or componet inspected.

Our full home inspection report includes an environmental report, which provides crucial information about the health of a property and surrounding neighborhood. Also included is an appliance
Recall Chek.

We will put your appliance information into a database to check for recalls and safety information.

A digital home inspection report that is easy to read. This will be available on site, and will include photographs of the problem areas.

We recommend this inspection as a minimum for anyone purchasing a home or mobile home in Florida. If you’re interested in our Four Point Home Inspection service, this is an effective way to determine the condition of vital componets of the home without having to purchase a full home inspection.

Our full home inspections covers: Roof,Electrical,Plumbing,and HVAC system to determine condition of all. The 4 point home inspection service is generally used for insurance purposes.

Please click here for information on our 4 point inspection services.

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Certified Home Inspector – Wayne Collier Home Inspections is a member of InterNACHI Certified Inspectors. We provide our clients with the highest level of professionalism associated with InterNACHI Certified Home Inspectors. We have passed InterNACHI’s Inspector Examination, taken a Standards of Practice Quiz, completed a Code of Ethics Course and adhere to Standards of Practice and we strictly abide by a Code of Ethics set forth by InterNACHI. With required attendence or continuing education courses by InterNACHI you can be sure that you will receive a top of the line home inspection and home inspection report, every time.

Affordable Home Inspection Services, Bowling Green & West Central Florida
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Affordable Home Inspections – Please contact us today to schedule your home inspection or to obtain pricing information on our affordable home inspections for west central home owners and homebuyers. Home inspection services Bowling Green, Florida. We provide home inspection services in the following areas: Hardee County /Polk County /Highlands County /Manatee County /Sarasota County /Charlotte County /Desoto County

Gypsy Sales

Gypsy Sales

Retirement parks and elderly owners are routinely targeted during the winter months. People from “roofing companies” troll the mobile home parks and even set up a town hall meeting with residents with permission from management. Their sole purpose is to sell you a new roof. One of the first steps is offering you a free “roof inspection”. In my experience this is not an inspection but a sales tactic in which a person claims to be a roof inspector climbs to the top of the ladder at your home, observes the roof and then states yes you need a new roof. Concerned citizens have called me to request an independent un biased true roof inspection. My findings are usually not in line with the sales force trying to sell the roof. Wayne Collier Home Inspections recommends anyone who has had this experience to give us a call. If you have been a target of this unethical sales tactic please call us. As a State Licensed Home Inspector we can give you a real inspection and not a sales pitch that could save you thousands. If you have any questions or concerns please call or email Wayne Collier Home Inspections anytime.