We bought a home in early 2018 based on the information in a National Home Inspection. It quickly became obvious that they missed many major problems. To name a few:
The shingles on the roof were said to be in good condition; in actuality, the shingles had been haphazardly patched and as a result were blowing off the roof in even light winds. We were forced to replace all of the shingle on the roof.
The furnace, which was also deemed to be in good condition, actually had a broken motor. The sound of the furnace running made it obvious that there was a problem. We had to have the motor replaced.
The HVAC technician replacing the motor noticed that the water heater was also damaged. In fact, it appears that the water heater had caught fire at some point and was melted. So, there goes the water heater.
Now we are finding out that we have lead pipes. I looked out for this one specifically when buying a house because we have a baby. The report explicitly states that the water pipes had been upgraded to copper.
All of these things have cost me thousands of dollars and jeopardized the safety of my family. Not to mention the fact that I made the decision to buy this house on the information in the report.
So really, why even bother having an inspection done by National Home Inspection? Not only did they fail to find anything of importance, they seemed to actually cover up major problems.