When buying a home, is a general home inspection the only inspection you'll need?
No! You'll also need inspections for your insurance. Did you know that insurance companies in Florida are required to offer you credits for construction techniques that reduce damage and loss in wind storms? These are things like type and attachment of roof and hurricane shutters. You need a wind mitigation inspection to receive these discounts.
You may also need a four point inspection if your home is over 30 years old. This inspection will check plumbing, electrical, roof and A/C. If these elements are in poor condition, in need of being updated or replaced or were improperly installed, insurance companies want to know as they may fail and cause fire or water damage to the home.