What is a home inspection?

 The home inspection is a visual analysis of the components of the home at the time of the investigation, a snapshot picture, if you will, of the house when we have completed the analysis.

What does getting home inspections mean to you?

When you schedule a home inspection, the home inspector in Oklahoma has a set of standards of practice ( SOP) that he is to follow. The Construction industry board (CIB) governs the home inspection industry.

We arrive on-site with all our inspection tools ready to get to work.

We have split the home inspection between Leeanne doing the interiors while Edward is doing the remaining systems. As we perform the review, we recommend that you follow and ask questions; if you do not understand, we give a verbal report on the things that are marginal or defective at the end of the field assessment. We stay until you fully understand our comments.

As I stated before, we encourage you to be at the home inspection.

The home inspection time usually is 1.5 to 3 hours on the fieldwork, which is at the inspection property, and then there are 3-4 hours of filling out the report on a computer inspection report. The documentation has colored images showing the marginal and defective items found on the inspection. Then it is emailed to you for your review, and if you have any questions, we welcome any questions that you may have.

By getting a home inspection on the property, you would like to purchase; you can get the peace of mind that your inspector has given you a snapshot of the home at the time of the evaluation.
When you hire NHI to complete the inspection, you can rest assured that we have done a thorough job inspecting and explaining it to the best of our ability.

When you hire NHI to complete your home Inspection review, you get our full attention, That is, We are not thinking about the next inquiry for that day, for we at New Horizons Inspections schedule one inspection a day, and that one is yours!​


anatomy of a house
The different names components of the house that we observe when performing a home inspection.

Here you can see Edward and Leeane at an inspection serving very happy clients.

What components of the home that are covered in our home inspection report are according to the standards of practice:​

According to the SOP, the home inspector inspects the visually assessable systems in a non-evasive procedure.
Below is the list of items covered in the inspection, or you can use the link above to read the SOP for yourself.

The roof system includes the attic ventilation, the flashings, skylights, the chimney, its components, any other roof penetrations, the roof drainage system, the grounds, the grading and drainage around the home, and the vegetation around the property.
Exterior cladding, the decks, and balcony, the front porch, the walkways.
The fireplace includes the damper, glass doors, and the hearth.
Water faucets/fixtures, tubs/showers, toilets
plumbing supply and drainage, main water shut-off valve, water heating system.
Electrical panels and the service line, breakers/fuses in the panel box, service amperage to the home, presents of GFCIs, and AFCIs in the main panel box, electrical disconnect, bonding, and grounding.
Structure, exterior cladding, framing, floor, ceilings, and walls.
Basement, crawlspace, foundation, water penetration, and foundation movement.
Installed appliances or appliances that will stay with the house,
The garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
attic, insulation, and ventilation.
How is the home heated and cooled, and how is this conditioned air disturbed throughout the house.
Interior lighting, outlets, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, and walls

To schedule your inspection

Call experienced and licensed home inspectors in OKC for information on your home inspection.

contact Edward or Leeanne McEntire

(​405) ​639-7408  or EMAIL US at newhorizonsinspections@gmail.com