All Key Home Inspections include (at no additional charge) a full, walk-on roof inspection - while many of our competitors will not get onto the roof, even for an extra fee.  In addition, our inspector is Haag-Certified, and has checked thousands of roofs over the last 30 years.   See a list of everything our inspection includes here.

Please note:  During this pandemic, we would prefer to inspect the home alone if possible.  Our inspector will be happy to video-call after the inspection to go over the results.  A mask is worn, and all tools and equipment that enter the home are sanitized after each inspection.  


We offer a wide range of inspections to fit your needs.

full home inspection - interior, exterior, and roof
re-inspection - to make sure all the items listed on the                original inspection have been corrected
11-month inspection - before your home warranty runs out
roof only inspection
Every report is delivered to you within 24 hours of the completion of our visit.  We'll make sure to answer all your questions - before, during, and after the inspection. 
the KEY difference

Walk > On > Roof > Inspection

This is the KEY feature that makes us different from every other home inspection company. 


Many buyers are surprised to learn that home inspectors are not required to actually access the roof.  Most other inspection companies perform a visual inspection from a ladder or even from the ground, never setting foot on the roof or viewing it entirely. This procedure addresses only the type of roof-covering material, whether it appears that there are any active leaks, and the presence of gutters, vents, etc.   A walk-on roof inspection reveals failing pipe boots, faulty flashing, ripped or missing shingles, inadequate roof sheathing, etc.   


With our inspection, you get so much more. 


Don't just take our word for it....

We are so pleased to announce that porch.com, part of the HomeAdvisor group, has voted us the best home inspector of 2020!  

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We know that price is important, and we've tried hard to stay competitive.   We believe that, by including a walk-on roof inspection, we have the lowest prices in town.  If you find a lower price, let us know!  

Thanks for all you do!

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including roof.  Based on
total square footage
including garage.

< 1000 sq ft

1001 - 1499 

1500- 1999

2000 - 2499

2500 - 2999

3000 - 3499

3500 - 3999

4000 - 4499

4500 - 4999

5000 - 5499

5500 - 5999












Please call for pricing on homes over 6000 square feet

     add $25.00 for homes with a crawl


     add $25.00 for homes built prior to





If Key handled your original inspection, we'll come back to check that everything has been repaired. 

90% of the time, a re-inspection shows that not all of the items on the repair addendum have been completed. 


Single Story

Steep Charge

(pitch greater than 6/12)





4-point inspections may be required by an insurance company for older homes, to ensure that a home's 4 main systems (roofing, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC) are still in good shape. 

A pre-drywall inspection is a great idea if you are having a new home built.  This type of inspection allows the inspector to catch problems that would later by covered up by drywall. 


Ready to schedule your home inspection?  Just click on the                                  graphic to use our online scheduler,

or contact us below and we'll be happy to handle this for you. 




PO Box 290132

Columbia, SC 29229


Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

otherwise by appointment