This is an actual inspection report for a newly built custom home. The client's name and address have been removed to protect their privacy. This inspection included both visual (i.e., TREC compliant) inspection methods as well as infrared thermography. In this report, you can see how effectively a qualified, thermographer can detect moisture and insulation deficiencies, even though they're not visible to the eye. Be aware that most home inspectors who advertise infrared scans are not certified thermographers.
This report provides an excellent example why all homes, including new construction homes, should be thoroughly inspected. It also illustrates how the value of a top tier inspection can exceed the cost many times over. An inspection helps the client maximize the return on their home investment. There are huge differences skill, thoroughness, report detail and cost between inspection companies and inspectors. Choose your home inspection provider based on value, simply not cost. A home inspection is a professional service, not a commodity purchase.