The 5 Most Common Issues Found During a Home Inspection

  • Heather Smith
  • 03/18/21

If you’re selling your home, you should be prepared for the home inspection process—and chances are, there’s going to be at least something that needs to be repaired. According to a recent survey from home improvement resource Porch.com, a whopping 86 percent of home inspections uncover at least one thing that needs to be fixed.

But what, exactly, are issues your inspector is most likely to find?

According to the survey, some of the most common issues uncovered during the home inspection include:

  • Roofing (19.7 percent)
  • Electrical (18.7 percent)
  • Windows (18.4 percent)
  • Gutters (16.9 percent)
  • Plumbing (13.6 percent)

The Takeaway:

So, what does this mean for you? If you’re planning on selling your home, knowing the most common issues that come up during home inspections gives you the opportunity to explore and, if necessary, repair those issues before you list your property—and avoid any unexpected or expensive surprises during the home sale process.

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