QUALITY Home Inspections

Serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, Cary, Wake Forest, Apex, and the entire Triangle area
THOUSANDS OF Inspections performed

What to Expect From Your Inspection​

We use the latest tools and technology such as thermal imaging cameras, infrared thermometers, wood moisture meters, and outlet testers to provide you with multiple sources of information for a more complete inspection. Whether you are looking for a pre-purchase inspection, new construction inspection, or it’s been awhile and you need a thorough maintenance inspection, we are prepared with the right tools and technology.

Infrared Thermometer
Infrared Thermometer
Flir Thermal Imaging
Flir Thermal Imaging
Outlet Receptacle Tester
Outlet Receptacle Tester
Pinless Moisture Meter
Wood Moisture Meter

Wondering what’s included in a standard home inspection from Doherty Home Inspections? Here is a quick overview of the services included in your home inspection, and the major systems that we analyze and assess throughout the process.

Built-In Appliances

Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop, built-in microwave, bathroom exhaust fans, and other built-in appliances.

Electrical Systems

Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and making sure appropriate outlets are GFCI-protected.

Exterior & Structural Systems​

Siding and trim, foundations, grading & drainage, crawl spaces, basements, walkways, floors, walls, ceiling and attic structures, decks, porches, and balconies.


Fixtures and faucets, visible water supply systems, drain, waste and vent systems, water heater, and vents.


Roof coverings, drainage systems, eaves, soffits and fascia, flashings and skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations (where accessible).

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

Heating and cooling equipment (seasonally dependent), ducts, vents and flues.

INTERACTIVE Home Inspection Reports

Our reports are easy to digest and understand, and are broken into individual sections, such as Interior, Heating and Air Conditioning, Electrical, Plumbing, Roof, and so on. This makes it easy for you to review our findings. 


High-quality IMAGES and VIDEOS in HTML and PDF formats. Inspector-narrated videos showing leaks, unstable support beams and railings, etc. are very powerful negotiation tools and we are one of the few inspectors in the area that offer this service.

Review of Findings

We go through the report and findings with you and your agent at the walkthrough following the inspection or via call or FaceTime. Your report is NOT just a list of concerns - it's a manual to your home that includes identification and pictures of major components (HVAC, water heater, etc.) and their labels, siding type, roofing material, plumbing type, and much more.

Reports Emailed the Next Day

Our full, visual report is typically emailed the next day following the inspection and can be viewed on phone or tablet (although for the best experience, we also recommend viewing it on a PC).

PROVIDING DETAILED Residential Home InspectioNS


As a retired NYPD Detective and experienced home renovator and inspector, Rick is no stranger to leading investigations (which is really what a home inspection is) and knowing the unique intricacies each home presents. He leads an extensive search to discover any issues in both the interior and exterior of the home and then documents each concern with videos and photographs, also noting valuable home maintenance tips. From new construction to historic properties, Rick is the inspector you want searching for this critical information.

Lori Doherty is the other half of this husband & wife family business and she personally responds to all client and agent calls and emails and coordinates each inspection, radon and IAQ tests, and pest inspections so that all run smoothly. Prior to each inspection, she provides clients with a detailed overview of what to expect throughout the inspection process, which is especially valuable to first-time home buyers.

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