Hire a Certified Professional Inspector Who Has Your Best Interests in Mind

You probably won't get to meet your home inspector before hiring them, so it's important to find someone who is dependable, trustworthy, and properly certified. Make sure you're hiring a home inspector who’s a good communicator and has your best interests in mind.

We've been certified by the American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT), earned Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) status from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and have the experience and knowledge to ensure that you’re armed with the best information possible.

We encourage our clients to be present for the inspection, where we'll educate and familiarize you with your new home. We arrive early for every inspection and will not leave until all your questions have been answered.

Home inspector Andrew Winnard standing in front of his truck. Andrew Winnard closely inspecting the flashing for a skylight on the roof of a house.

Experienced

We have the experience and knowledge necessary to give you a clear look at the current condition of your home. We combine a formal education with real-world experience in the field to bring a trained perspective to every one of our home inspections.

Affordable

The value of a home inspection comes from the potential cost of the issues it uncovers. We offer thorough inspections at competitive rates to ensure you get the most value, ultimately saving money and gaining confidence in your purchase.

Convenient

We understand that you're busy. We'll work with you to schedule your home inspection at a time that works well for you. Although we strongly encourage you to tag along, your presence at the inspection is not required.

Insured

Even the most experienced and capable home inspectors are capable of making mistakes. We carry Errors & Omissions insurance, as well as General Liability insurance, so you can rest easy.

Buying a Home is an Emotional Experience

It's far too easy to become attached to a home. Our clients not only rely on us to give them our best advice and opinion, but they also want us to understand their home the way they envision it to be. That’s why we're here to provide you with an independent, professional opinion so you can make the right choice.

A home inspection is an objective visual inspection of the physical structure and systems of the home. When communicated properly, the inspection report will arm you with detailed, unbiased information.

We'll uncover building defects, necessary repairs, safety hazards, and preventative maintenance issues that could cost you a lot of money down the road. We'll also help you understand which problems are major, and which problems can be corrected inexpensively.

Andrew Winnard, certified professional home inspector in Marriottsville, inspecting an electrical panel

Home Buyback Guarantee

Just like any big investment, the prospect of buying a home can be scary. Our goal is to provide you with the best information possible so you can relax knowing you made the right decision. But no matter who you hire, your home inspector is only human. That's why we proudly participate in the Home Buyback Guarantee, backed by InterNACHI. If we miss anything, InterNACHI will buy your home for whatever price you paid for it. Find more information on the buyback program, including terms and conditions.

InterNACHI "We'll Buy Your Home" Buyback Guarantee logo

A Home Inspection Is about More than Saving Money

Buying a new house is scary, especially for first-time home buyers. Many problems can be hidden or require a trained eye to notice. These include rotting floors, structural failures, moisture penetration, mold growth, electrical and fire hazards, and so on. Any one of these problems can turn a home into a money pit, or even put your family in danger. That's where we come in. A professional home inspection from Old Line Home Inspections will help put your mind at ease and make the buying process easier.

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Testimonials

Old Line Home Inspections inspected our new home after our offer was accepted. Andrew was amazing. He was on time and very professional and knows his stuff. He noticed everything that was wrong in the house and gave us a great Inspection Report so that we could follow-up on all repairs.
J. Sweeney
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
My husband and I contracted Old Line Home Inspections to perform a detailed due diligence inspection prior to finalizing our purchase of an existing home. Andrew exceeded our expectations with his deep knowledge and thorough inspection of the house and property. We also appreciated Andrew's very calm and personable approach and level of integrity in his discussions with us as well as his insights as to possible causes and solutions to those items he uncovered. We would very highly recommend his services to anyone.
Michelle D.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Andrew performed an extensive inspection of an Historic Property for us. I was pleased with the service as he even inspected additional components at no extra charge. He also has offered helpful advice since the inspection.
James H.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Helpful, attentive, prompt, kind, knowledgeable and communicative! What more could you ask for! I just booked for another inspection.
Lauren D.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Andrew was extremely thorough and transparent in everything that he found. The report he provided us was extremely thorough and gave us more than enough information to make an informed decision on our prospective home. Andrew was also very flexible as we had some unique circumstances in scheduling and timing. Recommend very highly!
Michael M.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Andrew helped me on my 11 month inspection for my new home. He was patient and did a though job. He spent time on the inspection and wrote a professional report. He also followed up to answer my questions. I should have hired him when my home was starting to be built. He is one of the best construction contractors I have hired. I am very happy with his work and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Felicia S.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Andrew performed home inspection on a property I was interested in. He was on time, prompt, and gave me good feedback on the condition of the home. He is very prompt in his communication, and sent me the final detailed report within 24 hours of the inspection. He patiently answered all my questions during my inspection, and also raised important FYI's for me to see, and suggest possible changes. I will hire Andrew in future.
Mo M.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
We had the opportunity to work with Andrew for our home inspection in Ellicott City, MD. He was very knowledgeable and thorough with the inspection. After the inspection, I had a few questions about the house, and he was quick to respond via email and/or text. Overall, our experience with Andrew was outstanding. I would highly recommend him for any of your home inspection projects.
Ravi S.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
We needed home inspection for our newly built home in Frederick, MD before the final settlement. Andrew was able to provide the service. He was already at the site when I came by examining the exterior thoroughly. He took his time and went through the house with fine tooth comb. He was professional and competent while conversing with me throughout the process of inspecting our home. I was very satisfied with Andrew's work and thought what a blessing it was to have encountered him. I recommend Andrew highly for his knowledge and expertise
John L.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
We are in the process of buying our first home and used Old Line Home Inspections for a home inspection that included a termite inspection because of damage we discovered on the porch. We were able to rule out termites but found wood rot damage that was even more serious than originally thought. While his assessment was a shock to us initially, Andrew set our minds at ease by confirming that once the porch support structure was repaired, we would not have any more problems. After inspecting the rest of the house, we also discovered a few more items that needed repair and we were able to determine what items needed to be repaired first. I cannot impress enough about how much of a relief it was to know the extent of the repairs that would be needed and that our house would be safe and sound.
Margaret A.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
As a real estate agent, I can tell you that Andrew Winnard has become my "go to" home inspector. There are so many things that are important in finding a good inspector and Andrew has all the characteristics that I look for. He is always on time, in fact he is usually there before I am. He knows city row homes just as well as he knows county detached homes. And if there is a way, he'll get on the roof! He has experience in septic and well systems. In just a short period of time, through his thorough inspection reports he has taught me about outlets, double tapped breakers, polybutylene pipes, water cleaning systems, termite mud tubes, plumbing boots, chimney liners, and more! His knowledge goes across the spectrum and makes my clients feel comfortable asking questions. I have called him to ask about certain repairs and he is always quick to return my call. His friendly nature is also great at reading my clients. He is good with first time home buyer's FATHERS! You know the ones that think they are inspectors. And at the same time he is patient with the super smart "Engineer" types that require seeing everything. He is good with clients that don't know what to ask. Andrew always points out good maintenance practices, like keeping a backdoor drain clear or how easy it is to grade the grounds. You know you are a good home inspector when I get referrals who say, "I was told to call you and make sure you call Andrew for my inspections!"
M. Fitzgerald
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Andrew is the best! He was on time, professional & wrote a detailed home inspection with pictures included. I shopped around for 2 days looking for a reasonably priced home inspector that could fulfill all my needs including termite & radon test. I found his company online and researched to find positive feedback from others which let me know I could confidently give him a try. He surpassed my expectations he presented 5 star service and when I had specific questions after my inspection regarding my roof, heat pump & ac unit Andrew gave me more helpful info. I’m so thankful he was available within my 10 day deadline to conduct my new home inspection as I will definitely refer him to friends & family.
Jennifer H.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
I am a first time home buyer. I came across Old Line Home Inspections for it’s 5 star reviews and because it was close to the house we were purchasing. Andrew was right on time and got to work immediately. His level of customer service was outstanding. He took his time and took photos of every angle of the house to include on the report which by the way was very detailed. He even stayed after the inspection was done to make sure my questions and concerns had been answered. I enjoyed working with him. Thank you Andrew for your services. I highly recommend this company if you are looking for a home inspector in the Baltimore area.
SVG
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Our family was purchasing a home in as is condition with a small window of time to inspect property for pre-existing conditions. A found Old Line Home Inspections through an internet search, emailed them, and Andrew responded within the hour. He gave a great price and was able to work me into his schedule. I was extremely impressed at the thorough and very detailed inspection he provided. He pointed out small issues that were easy fixes but not critical to the condition of the property. Before leaving, he gave a verbal summary of his findings and the next day, as promised, I received the very professional and detailed report of his inspection. Very, very pleased with Old Line Home Inspections and the owner, Andrew. I highly recommend him.
Ann P.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Andrew did a great job providing us with a detailed, easy to read, easy to understand, comprehensive report about our new construction townhome that contained pictures of every issue. He found several issues that we would not have been able to diagnose on our own. He was also very pleasant to work with and available for questions after the report, and he gave his report to us in a timely manner, just like he promised.
Eileen C.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
I was so happy that my realtor recommended Andrew and Old Line Home Inspections during my recent home purchase. Andrew was responsive, on-time, and well-prepared for the inspection. He took the time to look at every detail of the house, and was very patient to explain the construction and details of the house, even if I asked the same question a few times. Andrew did not rush, was very trustworthy in his analysis, and seemed very passionate about home construction and care for the home. Andrew provided thorough feedback as we walked through each room within the house, and presented results in a report that included photos, problem statements, and recommendations. Old Line Home Inspections is miles ahead of any other inspectors I have had used in the past when purchasing a home, and I will always use them again for my future purchases, or when an inspection may be needed.
Pat M.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Our family is so happy to have found Old Line Home Inspections. On two occasions, we needed an inspection done quickly and Andrew accommodated us. He is very organized and a good communicator, making scheduling easy. Andrew was incredibly thorough and explained his findings before sending us his report. I would recommend him over and over again to anyone looking for a reliable, skilled inspector.
Erica K.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
I price shopped around and spoke with several inspectors, but felt comfortable speaking with Andrew about a home inspection. I needed a home in Ellicott City inspected and Andrew did a really thorough job. Overall, he's very honest and thorough with his work. The best part of all was he ended up saving me money by pointing out issues that would have cost me big time.
James B.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Andrew was very friendly, prompt, extremely thorough with his inspection and report, and he provided all of this at a great price! I strongly recommend him. Thanks Andrew!
Greg H
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Where do I even begin? Andrew provided exceptional customer service from our first conversation through receiving our report. He was thorough and it is very clear that he knows what he is doing. Upon finishing, he walked us through the house and explained everything he found... as well as how things functioned in our home. We also received a VERY detailed report PROMPTLY. From customer service, to knowledge, to professionalism... he does does it all and earned every star given! Hands down I highly recommend Andrew for your home inspection needs.
Becky L.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Andrew inspected my house front to back, inside out, doors, roofing, driveway, sidewalks, the yard, electric, water, water heater! Bathrooms, windows, hvac, sumppump, everything in a house to be efficient and safe. A very detailed and concise inspection. I will surely recommend him if you are buying a house, or as I did just to know if your own house is up to code And safe to live in.
Ines R.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Thorough and business like.
Muhammad A.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Andrew was awesome and very thorough.
Tracy W.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.

Home Inspector Serving
Baltimore and Surrounding Areas

Old Line Home Inspections provides professional home inspection services in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County — including the communities of Baltimore, Frederick, Westminster, Mount Airy, Sykesville, Marriosttsville, New Market, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Columbia, Ellicott City, and Laurel. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (410) 236-3027 or send us an email.

Request an Inspection

Let us know when you would like to have your inspection. We'll get in touch with you as soon as possible to confirm the date and get more information. If we can't fit you in on the date you've chosen, then we'll work with you to find an available date that fits nicely into your schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns before scheduling your inspection, please contact us and we will be happy to address them.

(410) 236-3027 andrew@oldlinehomeinspections.com

Home Inspection Terminology

While we do try our best to keep our language as accessible as possible, at times we do use very specific terminology that you may be unfamiliar with. If you do come across something that you don't quite understand, then try entering it in the text field and clicking the search button. Assuming the term exists in the database, then it will display the meaning on InterNACHI's Glossary of Terms. If that doesn't work, then please get in touch with us and we will go over the terminology with you to make sure you understand your home inspection report.

the InterNACHI Glossary