The purchase of a Home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy, so that you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterwards. A professional Home Inspector should perform a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a Home, from the roof to the foundation. Having a Home inspected is like giving it a physical check-up. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation.