Services

Timberline provides home inspection services to the Birmingham and Montgomery
areas. Learn more about our services and bundles packages below.

HOME & COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS

Timberline Inspections serves the local community in Birmingham and Montgomery, delivering high-quality home inspections with excellent attention to detail and respect for every property we attend. Our strong relationships with local realtors and commitment to fast, professional results make us the top choice for commercial, multi-family and residential inspections. We're the team to call if you need a reliable home inspector in Birmingham, AL.

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RESIDENTIAL

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COMMERCIAL

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PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS

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NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS

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PHASE INSPECTIONS

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11th MONTH INSPECTIONS

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ANNUAL HOME MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS

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INVESTOR INSPECTIONS

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MULTI-FAMILY INSPECTIONS

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EXPERT WITNESS

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SEWER/ SEPTIC LINE INSPECTIONS

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MOLD
TESTING

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RADON TESTING

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WHOLE HOME THERMOGRAPHY

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WOOD INFESTATION INSPECTIONS

HOME & COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS

Timberline Inspections serves the local community in Birmingham and Montgomery, delivering high-quality home inspections with excellent attention to detail and respect for every property we attend. Our strong relationships with local realtors and commitment to fast, professional results make us the top choice for commercial, multi-family and residential inspections. We're the team to call if you need a reliable home inspector in Birmingham, AL.

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RESIDENTIAL

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PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS

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PHASE INSPECTIONS

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ANNUAL HOME MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS

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MULTI-FAMILY INSPECTIONS

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MOLD
TESTING

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RADON TESTING

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WOOD INFESTATION INSPECTIONS

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COMMERCIAL

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NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS

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11th MONTH INSPECTIONS

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INVESTOR INSPECTIONS

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EXPERT WITNESS

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SEWER/ SEPTIC LINE INSPECTIONS

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WHOLE HOME THERMOGRAPHY

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RESIDENTIAL
INSPECTIONS

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UNDERSTANDING THE REPORT
A home inspection report can be an overwhelming list of concerns, hazards, repairs, and observations. That is why we have developed an easy-to-read format that helps you quickly separate and identify items of concern.

COMMUNICATING WITH THE INSPECTOR
Our home inspectors are specially trained on communicating in layman’s terms so they can provide the information you need to make an informed decision, fully explain the potential hazards, and answer any questions you may have through-out the process.

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COMMERCIAL
INSPECTIONS

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When purchasing a commercial property, it’s important to protect your investment with a thorough inspection prior to
the closing of the sale. While there are some comparisons to home inspections, every commercial property has its own
unique characteristics and considerations.
If you are in the process of buying or selling a commercial property, let us help you in the process.

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PRE-LISTING
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FIVE REASONS EVERY SELLER NEEDS A PRE-LISTING INSPECTION
The Seller’s home is priced for the condition that it is in before it is ever listed.
Sellers are able to decide which repairs to make and shop for the best repair prices before putting the home on the
market.
90% of all buyers will have an inspection. Sharing a pre-listing inspection creates trust and prevents deals from falling
apart or being renegotiated.
Few to no surprises on the buyer’s inspection report, and some buyers may even waive their due diligence.
Sellers can sell their homes more quickly, with fewer problems, and for more money.

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NEW CONSTRUCTION
INSPECTIONS

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Many buyers purchase a new construction home because they wish to avoid issues found in aging homes, such as
outdated electrical or foundation issues. Unfortunately, even new homes can have issues.
Home builders often subcontract much of the work on the build of your home to a wide range of vendors. In addition,
mistakes simply happen, and even though you may have a home warranty, some issues may not be apparent until
sometime in the future.

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PHASE
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In addition to a New Construction Inspection prior to closing, Timberline also offers Phase Inspections to monitor the
quality and installation during the building process. Building a new home can be an overwhelming process. Having a
Timberline inspector to help guide you through the process can be a valuable resource.

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11TH MONTH
INSPECTIONS

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Ever made a purchase and added an extended warranty, only to have it break right after the warranty expired? Don’t let
this happen with your home.
Our 11th Month Inspection can help uncover problems BEFORE your builder’s home warranty expires. This inspection
allows you to be proactive and determine any issues before it’s too late to file a claim.
Check on your builder’s home warranty’s expiration date and schedule your appointment for 30 days prior. This will allow
you time to notify your builder should an issue be discovered.

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ANNUAL HOME
MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS

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All building materials age and deteriorate over time, especially on the exterior of a home, and it’s easy to miss the
early signs of problems. If you get an annual health checkup to catch illness early and keep yourself in the best health
possible, why wouldn’t you give your home one, too?
Taking care of problems as they come up will protect your investment, cost you less money, and prevent you from
wasting THOUSANDS of dollars on repairs later on.
For only $249* per year, these are the critical items we will check for you:
• Roof shingles, flashing, pipe boots, chimney
• Siding, brick, caulking, paint
• Fascia, soffit and gutters
• Deck, porch
• Plumbing leaks
• Visual window inspection
• Garage and exterior doors
• Foundation
• GFCI & Electrical panel
• and more…
*$249 for homes up to 2500 sq ft of heated and cooled space.

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INVESTOR
INSPECTIONS

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Whether you are “flipping” houses or purchasing rentals, it’s important to determine your exposure in each deal, as costly
repairs can quickly drain the bottom line. You know better than to judge a home based on paint color and décor choices.
You look deeper, and so do we.
SPEED IS CRITICAL
Now that the property is under contract, the clock is ticking. As your partner, Timberline will move quickly to schedule your
inspection AND return the report.
DETERMINE WHAT IS IMPORTANT
Your property inspection is an opportunity to really understand your investment. Our inspectors are available to answer
your questions and explain any issues discovered during the inspection.

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MULTI-FAMILY
INSPECTIONS

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Multi-family building inspections in Birmingham cover residential spaces within each unit, such as living spaces,
bathrooms, and kitchens. Plus, communal areas are provided as on-site facilities. We offer a service that covers the
whole building, from top to bottom.
DETERMINE WHAT IS IMPORTANT
Your property inspection is an opportunity to really understand your investment. Our inspectors are available to answer
your questions and explain any issues discovered during the inspection.

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EXPERT
WITNESS

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We provide expert witness services to law firms across the Alabama area for commercial and residential cases. By
conducting a professional inspection of a site, we can offer clear insight into work quality, negligence, or failures in
constructing or maintaining a property.

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SEWER/SEPTIC
LINE INSPECTIONS

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Many homeowners don’t realize that the line connecting the home to the main sewer is their responsibility. Sewer line
problems can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars in repair. They can also cause sewage to back up in
your home, resulting in an unpleasant mess no one wishes to deal with.

A professional sewer line inspection, called a sewer scope, uses a camera system to view the interior of the home’s
sewer line, traveling out to the city connection. This inspection can uncover such issues as broken or collapsed pipes,
offset or sagging sections, and blocking from tree roots. Inspectors can also provide information for plumbing and sewer
providers to give you an accurate estimate of the repair costs.

Our specialized assessments are typically half the cost of what a plumber would charge, giving you extra savings as well
as detailed knowledge of the state of your home’s sewer system. Whether you are buying an older home or purchasing
a new home, either may have undiscovered sewer issues. Enjoy peace of mind by scheduling a sewer line inspection
before purchasing a home today. Add Sewer/Septic Line Scope to any full home inspection for only $195.

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MOLD
TESTING

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Mold is part of the natural environment and can be found everywhere, including indoors. Mold is not usually a problem
unless it begins growing at levels that are higher than safe.

Not all mold in a home is visible, and you may consider having the air quality tested to determine if the strains and the
concentrations in the areas tested are within the normal range.

Our base mold testing tests 1000 sq ft within the home plus a sample control that we collect from outside. If your home is
larger than 1000 sq ft, you may want to add additional tests to encompass more areas of the home.

The testing is completed during the inspection, and then they are overnighted to the lab. Results are ready within 24-48
hours after they are received in the lab. Add Air Quality Testing: Mold to any full home inspection for only $200.

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RADON
TESTING

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Radon causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year, even though we know how to find, fix and prevent it. Many radon-
induced lung cancer deaths are preventable with Radon Testing.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and comes from the natural breakdown (radioactive decay) of uranium. It
is usually found in igneous rock and soil, but in some cases, well water may also be a source of radon. You cannot see,
smell, or taste radon. Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer. Although lung
cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer. Our machines must run for 48 hours in
the lowest living level of the property. After the test is complete, the test results are ready immediately and are emailed to
our client. Add Radon Testing to any full home inspection for only $175.

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THERMOGRAPHY
INSPECTIONS

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THERMOGRAPHY is a safe and effective way of identifying moisture intrusion, energy loss, and hot spots throughout the
property.

Infrared cameras capture and process thermal information by analyzing infrared (IR) radiation emitted and produce
images that show temperature deviations through colors: lighter colors (reddish color family) signify that something is
hotter, and darker colors (blues and purples) signify cooler areas.

Large temperature differentials within an image may indicate a problem. The inspector will interpret the image based on
their training and make recommendations in the thermography report for the next steps in the discovery process. Though
thermography can show you potential problems, all findings should be confirmed with a specialist in the area of that
particular concern. Add Thermography to any full home inspection for only $149.

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WOOD INFESTATION
INSPECTIONS

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Once termites or other wood-boring pests work their way into a home, they can create massive amounts of damage in
a short time. Nothing is too strong for termites, including concrete slabs, construction joints, pipe penetration and bath
traps. A termite or wood infestation inspection is something you complete for your current home on an annual basis, so it
just makes sense to order a report for a potential new piece of property. Give yourself peace of mind by making sure your
future investment is protected from termites and other wood-boring pests. Be sure to add this important optional report to
the property inspection.