Pre-purchase Home Inspection and More

Investing in a new or used home is a major decision. Before purchase, it is a wise idea to get the property inspected by a certified professional to uncover any existing defects or faulty systems. Arrange for a reliable pre-purchase home inspection in Banff and Canmore with Alpine Summit Home Inspections. The services we offer include:

Pre-purchase Inspection

Buying a home could be the biggest financial investment of your life. For your peace of mind our Certified Master Inspector® will perform a thorough inspection of the home from top to bottom following the InterNACHI Standards of Practice. The general areas covered in a standard inspection are:

  • Roofing

  • Garage

  • Structural Components

  • Electrical System

  • Insulation and Ventilation

  • Exterior

  • Interiors

  • Plumbing System

  • Heating/Air Conditioning

  • Built-in Kitchen Appliances

All inspections include a scan with a thermal imaging camera to look for hidden water leaks and insulation issues and to verify the operation of in-slab and in-floor heating systems.


We use the HomeGauge reporting system for professional, attractive and user friendly reports. Please review our sample report here. When the report is completed, a notification is sent directly to your email with a link and your personal password to the HomeGauge website, where you can view/print your report, forward it to your real estate professionals, and even create a request list online directly from the report.


Please review our sample report here.

Pre-listing Inspection

If you are listing your home for sale, don’t wait until the buyer’s Inspector finds issues that may hold up the deal. Be fully informed about the condition of your home so you can prepare it for sale. Show all the interested buyers the professional inspection report to inspire confidence that the home is in good condition. A pre-listing inspection is the same as a full standard inspection, is intended to give you a maintenance list to act upon, is inexpensive, and is a smart investment to help you sell your home

Thermal Imaging

Alpine Summit includes professional thermal imaging services with every inspection. We use a FLIR E40 infrared thermal imaging camera to scan the whole home for:

  • Water leaks in ceilings and walls from plumbing, leaky roofs or foundations that have potential to cause mould

  • Air infiltration through the building envelope that cause cold spots and condensation damage

  • Insulation voids that cause heat loss and possible condensation damage

  • Verifying that the in-slab and in-floor heating systems are operating properly

  • Cold spot from insulation void in vaulted ceiling

  • In-slab heating operating properly

  • Plumbing leak under bathroom sink

  • Possible hidden leak in flat roofing into apartment ceiling

Repair Inspections and Troubleshooting

Is your contractor doing a good job? We provide impartial evaluations of contractor’s renovation work to ensure you are getting what you pay for. We are also available to evaluate specific problem areas of your home to determine a cause and advise a course of action for repairs.

Make an Informed Home Purchasing Decision

Our Certified Master Inspector® can provide easy-to-understand home inspection reports within 24 hours.