Home Inspection and Wind Mitigation Inspection Services

At Systeco Services we understand that a safe and secure home is a family’s most valuable asset. Our goal is to provide you, our clients, with the highest level of quality inspections and to meet all your mortgage, real estate and insurance needs.

Our philosophy is to inspect each home systematically with the utmost of care, just as if it were our own. We then explain our findings clearly and create a photo-documented report of those findings. We have performed thousands of inspections and take pride in the services that we provide.

Our Home Inspection Services Include General Home Inspections, Four Point Inspections, Wind Mitigation Inspections and Termite Inspections (WDO Inspections. See Termite Detection/Elimination for more information)
We also can provide Chinese Drywall Inspections,Moisture Intrusion Inspections and Thermal Imaging Inspections.

We are always available to discuss how our services can meet your needs. Our impartial and experienced inspections will help you make an educated decision. We can provide you with the reports you need for insurance coverage, insurance discounts, down payment assistance or FHA loan approval.

Home Inspection Services

The last thing anyone wants is a lost sale because of unknown or undisclosed problems or potential problems laying hidden in your investment. We encourage anyone trying to sell their home to find a qualified home inspector and prepare themselves - good or bad - for what they may find. We want you to have the peace of mind knowing that there isn't any reason why you should not get the price you want when you try to sell your place.

Why Get A Home Inspection?

A home inspection is one of the most important steps in the home selling process and with it you will have peace of mind knowing you're prepared for a good sale. Hiring a professional home inspector to do a complete and thorough inspection of your home before you put it on the market will allow you the upper hand to either fix or replace the items found, or address them in the mandated Seller's Disclosure papers and allow for reasonable financial negotiations during the sales process.

What Happens if you Don't?

Normally, if the Seller decides not to have a Home Inspection performed prior to the sale of their home, they risk a positive and favorable outcome should there be significant problems found by the Buyer's Home Inspector. The buyer may: terminate the contract completely, or they may ask for inflated amounts to have the problem fixed, or they may be so alarmed by the defect found that they will terminate the contract without giving you the chance to fix it. Either way your house is back on the market and the problem is still there for the next buyer to find.

What We Offer

SYSTECO SERVICES specializes in residential property inspections of single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums, and apartments. By choosing us to do your pre-sale home inspection, you can count on a complete and thorough inspection, a detailed and comprehensive report along with quality digital photos of our findings.

Your report can then be given to your Real Estate Agent to be used when listing your home, or use it at another listing service. It can also be placed on the internet so that when prospective buyers see your listing on the web, they can view your report instantly. Should you chose to make any repairs, you can have the home inspector return to approve of any repairs you made. The items will be cleaned up or removed from the report and you will receive a revised report to be placed with your listing.

Sell Your Home Easily with a Seller's Inspection

Your home will sell more easily when you obtain a Seller's Inspection from SYSTECO SERVICES. Imagine: No more alarmed buyers when their home inspector finds a problem. No more do you as the Seller have to deal with inflated repair estimates that cost you more money. No more countless hours and dollars in energy spent to get a contract that is "blown out of the water" by surprise defects. But above all, a Seller's Inspection is the ultimate gesture of full disclosure and will help protect you the Seller from further renegotiations.

Just how easy is selling your home with a Seller's Inspection in hand? If a Seller's Inspection is performed and significant damage or defects are found, there will be disappointment, but no hysteria or regret. No deal about to go sour. The Real Estate Agent will discuss the problems with the Seller and will determine if the home should be listed "AS IS" with Full Disclosure, or if any repairs need correcting to expedite the sale. The Seller then corrects any problem areas, and calls for a re inspection of the home. The home inspector returns a clean report. Next, a Buyer enters a contract agreement with the Seller. The Buyer will choose to trust the home inspection or will have another. No major problems should be found by the second inspection. The deal coasts downhill to closing. Everyone is happy.

Four Point Inspections

Four Point Inspections are inspections covering the roof, plumbing, electrical, & HVAC systems of the home for insurance purposes. Many insurance companies require a 4 point inspection report on homes over 25 years of age before writing a policy.

Systeco Inspections Four Point Inspection Report includes the type, condition, age and life expectancy of components or materials used in these systems of a home and a front and back picture of the structure.

Systeco Inspections has completed four point inspections for Citizens and a host of other insurance groups. As a NACHI certified inspector, we have been approved for inspections with every insurance carrier in Florida. For more info contact us.

What is Wind Mitigation? Why Do I Need It?

A wind mitigation inspection is an inspection of the home covering areas of a structure that help protect it from strong hurricane force winds. If a home has these protective features in place correctly, it can qualify for wind credits with any insurance company in Florida. This can mean a substantial savings for home owners. The average discount in Florida is $300 off the annual premium!

Systeco Services examines the year the roof was last installed, the roof decking type and method of installation. What type of roof to wall connection was used, and what geometric shape the roof designs. If the home has gables, are they properly braced according to the 2001 building code? What foundation to wall restraint type is used if any and is there a secondary water barrier on the roof? Are all the openings of the home protected with impact rated products?

Many home owners qualify for deductions they may not even know about. If your home has a hip roof alone, that can give you a deduction of 40% off the wind portion of your premium! For more details contact us.

Wind Mitigation inspections look for construction features within a home which further protect against hurricane damage. Over 90% of existing homes have one or more of these wind resistive construction features and will qualify for some wind insurance discounts. Most newer homes have many wind mitigation construction features and will likely qualify for significant reductions and annual savings on your wind insurance and homeowners policy. Here is what we check:

• Building Code Compliance

• Roof Deck Attachment

• Roof to Wall Attachment

• Roof Geometry

• Secondary Water Resistance

• Opening Protection

• Exterior Openings Cyclic Pressure and 9-lb Large Missile

• Exterior Opening Protection- Cyclic Pressure and 4 to 8-lb Large Missile (2-4.5 lb for skylights only)

• Exterior Opening Protection- Wood Structural Panels

• Exterior Opening Protection (unverified shutter systems with no documentation)

The Following Items are Building Features that Reduce Wind Damage.

• Shingles or other roof coverings that meet the Florida Building Code requirements
• Roof decking that has been installed with larger nails or screws with closer spacing
• Hurricane straps or clips that secure the roof structure to the supporting walls
• Hurricane Shutters or plywood covers for windows
• (SWR) Secondary water resistance barrier that prevents the roof from leaking if the shingles are blown off in a windstorm

Wind Storm Mitigation can SAVE YOU MONEY! This inspection can save everyone money on their insurance premiums. Insurance companies provide discounts for building features that reduce damage during high wind events such as hurricanes and tropical storms. These include roof type, impact windows and shutters and other features.

Once the inspection points these features out, you can show those to your insurance company and likely receive a discount. Heres an example: One of our clients paid over $4,000 a year for homeowner's insurance on a wood frame house in Florida. When the homeowner submitted the inspection results, his insurer dropped the premium by almost $1,000 a year!