Superior Inspection Services of Portland

Home Inspections by Roland Holtz

Our Services

Home inspections can help you buy or sell your home with confidence. As a trained professional, I have seen it all, and I'll provide invaluable help in turning you into a knowledgeable consumer. Home owners can identify problems in the making and take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs. Sellers can understand conditions the buyer's inspector may point out and put the property in better selling condition by making repairs. My inspection services include:

Buyers Inspection

In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have me give you a professional home inspection. I am trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention. See our Inspection Overview for more details.

Sellers Inspection

Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a realtor, it's always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes have strengths and weaknesses: I can help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. See our Inspection Overview for more details.

Maintenance Inspections

Knowledge is not only power, it can save you money. I provide thorough maintenance inspections for current home owners in order to identify potential problems before they grow into expensive, hazardous emergencies. I can also detect and suggest ways to save money on your home heating and cooling bills.

Construction Inspection

In a new home, the quality of construction, unfortuately, is often not what it used to be some years ago, therefore many buyers have independent reviews of their properties during various stages of the construction process, including slab, frame, and final inspection. This inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you've dreamed about.

Warranty Inspection

Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a "punch list" of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain my home inspectors list of items which will most likely be repaired by your builder, repairs which would be considered reasonable and normal and made at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.

Wood-Destroying Organisms/Insects

My job as your professional home inspector is to alert you, to the extent possible, to unknown problems and potential damage from wood-destroying organisms/Insects in your current or potential house. Mine is a non-invasive visual inspection of your property.

  • Termites or other wood-destroying organisms: These pests cause serious damage to wooden structures and posts and can also attack stored food, household furniture, and books. See Termite Facts.
  • Carpenter Ants: Carpenter ants can damage wood used in the construction of buildings. They can leave behind a sawdust-like material called frass that provides clues to their nesting location. Carpenter ant galleries are smooth and very different from termite-damaged areas, which have mud packed into the hollowed-out areas.