Depending upon the company, a hand-written or computer generated report may be presented at the end of the inspection, delivered later, or electronically mailed. In some cases, the report may contain detailed photographs of the house and any defects or problem areas found. Ask your inspection company if they provide this photo service. Many times a good photograph can help clarify and quickly resolve an issue, especially for clients with limited construction or home ownership experience.
Some companies combine their reports with home owner inspection manuals such as the HOME GUIDE, which includes as much as 200 pages of home maintenance tips and additional information to better understand the home inspection report.