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Choose our knowledgeable home inspector and construction consultant

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you can benefit from a home inspection. As a buyer, you’ll learn what’s beneath the surface of your preferred property. As a seller, you’ll know how to better negotiate with real estate agents. Or maybe you’re not relocating at all – perhaps you just want to renovate your current property.

 

R.L. Miller Inspections, LLC provides home inspection services and construction consulting to Lee and Collier County locals. Call us at 239-872-3806 to discuss your needs.

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Simply call 239-872-3806 for a real estate or home inspection

 

You’ve found real estate that’s in topnotch condition – at least, you think it’s in topnotch condition. Worried about buying a dud? Contact R.L. Miller Inspections, LLC. Our home inspector has an extensive background in construction. With more than 30 years of industry experience, he can provide a thorough and reliable real estate inspection.

 

R.L. Miller serves the Lee and Collier counties. Request a free home inspection estimate by calling 239-872-3806 now.

 

3 questions to ask sellers

 

If you’re in the market for a residential or commercial property, it’s essential to ask the right questions. Consider the following:

 

  1. Has the electrical system ever been replaced? Electrical systems are expensive. Make sure all of the systems are ready for move in or you may be paying an arm and a leg.
  2. Have you ever dealt with bug infestations? Termites and other wood-eating insects are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Make sure you’re fully informed before you sign on any dotted lines.
  3. Are there foundation issues? Southwest Florida gets its fair share of hurricanes. You should purchase a home that will weather every storm.

 

What to expect from a home inspection from R.L. Miller.

 

We’ll identify the pros and cons of your chosen property.

 

Our home inspection expert will examine every inch of your residential or commercial facility. Unearth structural issues today, and plan better for tomorrow.

 

  • During a residential or commercial home inspection, R.L. Miller will adhere to InterNACHI standards. You can count on us to:
  • Note problems with your foundation
  • Seek out potential electrical hazards
  • Look for potential plumbing hazards
  • Check your roof for damage
  • Photograph all signs of wear and tear

 

We’ll also create a home inspection report that’s easy to understand. R.L. Miller serves Bonita Springs, Naples, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral - contact us today to schedule your residential inspection today.

So what is a home inspection anyway?

 

At R.L Miller Inspections a standard home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residential building. With years of experience inspecting southern Florida homes in areas such as Bonita Springs, Naples, and Cape Coral, R.L Miller Inspections ensures quality inspections every time. should be understood that there are certain risks inherent in the purchase of property and a home inspection is inherently limited in its scope and depth. The information gained from home inspection conforming to Florida's regulations reduce some of those risks, but the home inspection is not intended to provide the client with protection from all of the risks involved.

 

An inspection can be likened to a physical exam by a physician; however, it should be clearly understood that a home inspection is not to be confused with an appraisal, a building code inspection, a guarantee of any kind, and/or an insurance policy on the condition of the property.

 

During an inspection, we will review the readily accessible exposed portions of the structure of the home, including the roof, the attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, basement, and foundation as well as the heating/air conditioning systems, interior plumbing and electrical systems for potential problems. Like every area that R.L Miller Inspections services, home inspections in Bonita Springs, Naples, and Cape Coral are done with precision and care.

 

Home inspections are not intended to point out every small problem or any invisible or latent defect in a home. Most minor or cosmetic flaws, for example, should be apparent to the buyer without the aid of a professional

 

We are a proud member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, which means you can count on R.L Miller Inspections providing quality service and competitive pricing within the industry.

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We are proud members of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, which means you can count on R.L Miller Inspections in providing quality service and competitive pricing within the industry.

 

Building or Renovating?

Get Design Advice From a Pro

 

You’ll love working with a dedicated construction consultant

 

Turn your house into your dream home. R.L. Miller Inspections, LLC has a wealth of knowledge, and our construction consultant has been around the block a few times. He can draw on over 30 years of general contracting experience, and he’ll help you design and plan your renovation project.

 

You can stay afloat financially and still beautify your residential property. Call 239-872-3806 to learn more about our consultation process.

 

Enjoy hassle-free construction in Southwest Florida thanks to R.L. Miller

 

You’d love to remodel your residential property, but you could use a little help. R.L. Miller’s construction consultant advises homeowners across Lee and Collier counties, including Bonita Springs, Naples, and Cape Coral. Our locally owned and operated company can:

  • Help you create realistic parameters and expectations for your project
  • Assist with real estate negotiations

 

Start your renovation project with confidence. R.L. Miller will set you up for success.

 

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 Wind Mitigation

 

Booking R.L. Miller for Wind Mitigation Is a Breeze

 

Trust our home inspection experts

Would you like to reduce your insurance premium? Call on R.L. Miller Inspections, LLC for a wind mitigation inspection. For more than 30 years, owner Bob Miller has studied how to safely renovate and construct buildings in Bonita Springs, Naples, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral. He can thoroughly examine your residential or commercial property and share the results with your insurance company.

 

Call us at 239-872-3806 to schedule an inspection. Once your property is hurricane-ready, you can significantly reduce your insurance premium.

What does a wind mitigation inspection involve?

Our mission is to make sure your home or office can withstand strong winds and heavy rains. We’re looking for:

Hurricane shutters

Roof stability

Protected skylights

Storm doors

Secure decking

 

It’s possible to reduce your home insurance premium – just for being diligent and proactive. Choose R. L. Miller for home inspection and wind mitigation services.

 

 

How Wind Mitigation could help you save big on your insurance policies in your Bonita Springs, Naples, or Cape Coral home

 

Definition: Wind mitigation is the implementation of certain building techniques in order to limit damage caused by intense wind.

 

A Few Facts About Windstorms and Wind Insurance

 

  • In 2006, Citizens Insurance, one of the largest property insurers in Florida, requested a 45% rate increase for wind insurance. Other insurers took similar actions. With R.L. Miller Inspections we can help to reduce your insurance premiums so you can get the most out of your policies.

  • In Florida, the portion of a homeowner's premium covering wind damage can be up to 70% of the total, depending on location.

 

Wind mitigation benefits homeowners, private insurers, and all levels of government.

 

Incentives for Wind Mitigation

 

  • The Gulf Coast states, which are most prone to windstorm damage from hurricanes, have each considered mandating incentives to mitigate damage due to wind. Mississippi and Texas currently do not have such legislation, although Florida has been successful.

  • Following Hurricane Andrew, Florida passed a law requiring insurance companies to offer their customers discounts and credits for existing building features and home improvements that reduce damage and loss from wind. In order to qualify for this discount, homes must undergo a certified home wind inspection. However, many Floridians do not know of this law. Homes in Bonita Springs, Naples, and Cape Coral are all located in potential high impact hurricane zones and should have wind protection.

  • Those with windstorm insurance can avoid a costly deductible. Deductibles for homes in hurricane-prone areas can exceed $20,000, meaning that mild to moderate wind damage might not be covered by insurance at all. If proper wind mitigation techniques have been used, these expenses can be avoided altogether.

  • Wind mitigation helps protect the home from damage. Even if a home is insured, it is always costly when a house is damaged, both for the homeowner and the insurer. Repairs can take months, especially during material shortages that follow massive destruction to entire communities, as was the case after Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana.

  • Lenders in Florida require homeowners to carry windstorm insurance in order to be approved for a mortgage. Insurers may not provide windstorm insurance to homes that are vulnerable to wind damage

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Home Inspections

 

You have questions, we have answers!

 

You've done your research and done the hard part. You found your ideal Florida home and everything looks great so far, but you know that just to be sure you should get a home inspection.

 

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions by Florida home owners:

 

WHAT DOES A HOME INSPECTOR LOOK FOR DURING AN INSPECTION?

 

 

R.L Miller Inspectors run down a checklist of potential problems. While we won't list all of them, here's the boiled-down version:

 

  • Grounds: R.L Miller Inspectors are looking for current or future water issues such as standing puddles and faulty grading or downspouts.

  • Structure: Is the house foundation solid? Are the sides straight? Are the window and door frames square?

  • Roof: Our inspector’s are looking for defects in shingles, ceiling drips; loose gutters; and defects in chimneys and skylights

  • Exterior: The R.L Miller inspector will look for siding cracks, rot, or decay; cracking or flaking masonry.

  • Window, doors, trim: Our inspectors will see if frames are secure and without rot, caulking is solid and secure, and glass is undamaged.

  • Kitchen: R.L Miller Inspections makes sure range hood fans vent to the outside; no leaks occur under the sink; and cabinet doors and drawers operate properly.

  • Bathrooms: Inspectors want to see toilets flushing, drains draining, showers spraying, and tubs securely fastened.

  • Plumbing: Our inspectors are evaluating pipes, drains, water heaters, and water pressure and temperature.

  • Electrical: Inspectors will check if the visible wiring and electrical panels are in good shape, and if light switches are working correctly.

 

HOW CAN I HELP THE HOME INSPECTOR TO ENSURE THE INSPECTIONS PROCESS IS SUCCESSFUL?

 

Bring any and all concerns about the property to your inspector before he begins, and if the seller has disclosed damage, give your inspector a heads up about that, too.

Another smart move is to accompany your inspector during his rounds. It’s in your best interest to understand the home, its systems, and potential problems.

 

HOW MUCH DOES A HOME INSPECTION COST?

The average home inspection costs anywhere from $400-$600 depending on the size of the home.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A HOME INSPECTION?

Most home inspections can last anywhere from two to three hours.

 

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MY HOUSE TO FAIL AN INSPECTION?

Failing is not really a criteria for a real estate inspection. The only type of inspection that could fail would be a construction permit inspection, but a general home inspection's purpose is to highlight any defects or faults with the home, not to give the home a pass or fail.

 

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

R.L Miller Inspections is very flexible, accommodating, and can work around almost any schedule.

 

DO YOU MAINTAIN A MEMBERSHIP IN A PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTOR ASSOCIATION?

R.L Miller home inspectors are certified with ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) as well as InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)

 

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SCHEDULE A HOME INSPECTION?

By filling out the contact form or giving R.L Miller Inspections a call! You can find our contact information by clicking below

 

 

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239.872.3806

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Fort Myers, Cape Coral,

Lee & Collier Counties

239.872.3806