WELCOME TO FIRSTGLANCEHI

State Licensed in Virginia & North Carolina

Family Owned Home Inspection Company

Proudly Performing Residential Home Inspection Services in the 7 cities of Virginia and North Eastern North Carolina

ABOUT US

We Make High-Quality Roofing for Your Homes

Our Mission Statement

Empowering clients to make informed decisions by providing thorough
inspections, innovative reports, and education.

Our 4 Pillars

Similar to core values, we at First Glance Home Inspections uphold ourselves to the 4 pillars of strength. Just like a homes foundation, without these values our structure would crumble.

Integrity

We shall carry ourselves with honesty and strong moral principles. “Success without integrity is failure”.

Professionalism

We will conduct ourselves in a competent and professional manner. Hold ourselves accountable for our actions.

Knowledge

Strive to learn and grow in our daily duties. Continuing education is not only important, but a requirement.

Innovation

With the ever-evolving world of technology, we continue to provide the most modern reports and processes.

What To Expect At The Home Inspection

First, the inspection starts with us arriving early to complete the exterior of the property. We carry up to a 28 foot ladder to get us on second floor roofs. If it is safe to climb, we walk them on foot. Once inside we inspect everything from the attic, down to the foundation. If applicable, we save the crawl space for last. This is because we want to run a great amount of water in order to ensure there are no active leaks. The most important step during the inspection is this… Don’t be afraid to ask questions. This is why we are here, to educate you on your new home.
Finally, we are one of the few that include thermal imaging on every inspection for no additional charge. With this technology we search for water intrusion, electrical concerns, etc. This tool is invaluable as it can see what the naked eye can not. This tool can catch concerns early before they cause thousands in damage.

The Report

We do not finish our reports on site, because we want to focus on every detail. However, at the end of the inspection, you receive a brief summary of the major concerns. Furthermore, the full report will be completed within a maximum of 24 hours of the inspection. However, the vast majority receive it the same day. I use an industry leading, modern and intuitive reporting software. This interactive HTML report is easy to read and understand. Need the report printed? No problem, there are tabs in order to view and print the PDF version as well.

My Services Include

Safeguard Your Home With
Premium Roofing

Buyer's Inspection

We offer a thorough and detailed inspection from the roof down to the foundation. We are first time home buyer friendly. Taking the time to explain from the maintenance to the major concerns.

Seller's Inspection

You know what common issues are present. However, finding a major concern during the contract can not only be a surprise, but it can cost a substantial amount to have repaired.

Pool Inspection

We perform an inspection of the pool, spa, and their components. We can also walk you through some of the basic operations. Therefore, you get an unbiased evaluation.

Sewer Scope Inspection

Sewer line inspections are affordable and typically quick to perform, but sewer repairs can be lengthy and expensive. Why spend the money on a repair when you could have avoided it with a simple inspection? You could end up digging up your yard or even driveway.

Mold & Moisture

I am a council certified structural mold investigator through the ACAC. If there is visible mold, or you have musty odors, you should think of getting a consultation. We will perform an in-depth investigation in order to locate mold producing circumstances.

Spa Inspection:

Many buyers have never owned a pool before. Pools can be very intimidating at first. Backed with 4 years of running a pool truck, I will use my experience to ensure everything is running as intended.

My Home Owners Say

“James inspected our home with great detail and care. He treated our home purchase as if it were his own. Very professional, affordable, and donates a portion of his business proceeds to a charity of choice. I highly recommend First Glance for your home inspection needs. Thank you so much James!”

Kirstie & David

“James was professional, honest, and thorough. I’ve been to many inspections for myself and for clients. Some inspectors have rushed and seemed annoyed with my questions, but James was patient. The roof was almost brand new, so I was sure it wouldn’t be an issue, but James informed me of some problems. I am so thankful because I never would have gone up there to check!”

Dawna • Realtor

“I received very quick availability from first glance, and near-immediate email response to my inquiry. James was incredibly thorough with our inspection, from the crawlspace to the roof and everything in between. They also didn’t use drone photos to inspect the roof, but actually got up there and inspected it which I appreciate. he checked the wiring systems, plumbing, flooring, the whole 9 yards. I was even more pleased when I received my report same day with a breakdown of every space and system, clearly outlined with the severity of each problem and suggested fix. Wasn’t even sure how he had the time to put it all together so fast for the amount of detail and corresponding pictures. Id definitely recommend using their services.”

Erin

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