Property Inspection

Inspected Once, Inspected Right!

Proudly Serving North Iowa

Purchase With Confidence

A home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. Let Skyway provide the thorough inspection you expect and report you can rely on. As a Certified Professional Inspector trained by InterNACHI – the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors – Skyway will give you the information you need to purchase your property with confidence and maintain it with peace of mind.

Specialty Services

  • Buyer’s Inspections
  • Seller’s Inspections
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Mold Testing
  • Radon Testing

Customer Benefits

  • Evening & Weekend Appointments Available
  • Personal Checks, Credit Cards & Cash Accepted
  • Discounts for Public Servants, Military & First Responders
  • Fully Insured (GL and E&O)
  • Free Thermal Imaging Included
  • Free Mold Assessment Included

What is Included in Your Home Inspection?

Roof coverings, gutters, downspouts, vents, chimney, roof penetrations and the general structure of the roof.

The inspection of the roof and its covering material is limited to the conditions on the day of the inspection only. The roof covering material, visible portions of the roof structure from within the attic (if applicable), and interior ceilings, were inspected looking for indications of current or past leaks. Future conditions and inclement weather may reveal leaks that were not present at the time of inspection. Any deficiencies noted in this report with the roof covering or indications of past or present leaks should be evaluated and repaired as needed by a licensed roofing contractor.

Insulation and ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawl spaces, foundation arias and exhaust systems.

Attics are navigated as best we can; levels of high insulation, HVAC ductwork, framing, and other factors can prevent physical and visual accessibility of some areas and items. The amount of the attic that was able to be safely physically and visually inspected will be listed as an approximate percentage above. Insulation is not moved or disturbed for visual accessibility of items. The inspection of this area is limited to visual portions only. Any areas that were not visible are excluded from this inspection.

Siding, windows, exterior doors, flashing & trim, walkways, driveways, stairs, patios, decks and drainage.

Foundation movement, cracks, structural concerns and indication of water penetration.

Cooling system, location of thermostat, energy source and heating method.

HVAC system, location of thermostat, energy source and heating method.

The inspection of the HVAC system is limited to the response of the system at normal operating controls (the thermostat) in both heating and cooling modes (weather permitting); a non-invasive visual observation of the exterior and interior equipment, and the removal of any access panels made for removal by a homeowner (not requiring ANY tools). If a more thorough inspection is desired, an HVAC contractor should be consulted.

Visible portions of the fireplace & chimneys, lintels, damper doors, and cleanout doors & frames.

Main water & fuel supply shut-off valves, water heater, interior water supply, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, drain, waste and vent systems.

Service drop, overhead service conductors, service head & mast, main service disconnect, panelboards, grounding, switches, light fixtures, receptacles deemed to be AFCI & GFCI, and the presence of smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors.

Dishwasher, disposal, range, oven, microwave, refrigerator, exhaust, bathroom heater, garage door, doorbell, and dryer vent.

Representative number of doors & windows, floors, walls ceilings, stairs, railings, garage door and openers.

Why Hire Skyway?

Both Skyway owners are on every inspection for 3-4 hours to give our clients the most thorough inspection possible. We want the best inspection for every client!  Most of the competition will send one person to inspect properties for two hours.

Brad’s inspection role is to inspect exterior areas of the home and electrical work. He either walks the roof or inspects the roof with a drone to identify any issues. Brad will inspects siding, flashing and all other exterior areas. He also inspects interior electrical panel, HVAC systems, plumbing, the foundation and will even use an infrared camera to identify missing insulation or water intrusion and he also goes into the attic or any crawl spaces.  Brad has over 20 years in construction background which helps him identify problems that an untrained eye would miss.

Mary’s inspection role is to inspect interior areas of the home. She will test all the windows, doors, lights, and outlets. Mary will run water in all sinks, tubs, showers, washers, dishwashers. She Looks for trim, wall and ceiling damage. Mary notes even the small tedious items to try and point out the issues inside of properties.