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Contact Michael Doerr or Jandry Jacobs at RWS. They can help set you up and explain things. You will end up paying nowhere near the full price for the normal home warranty. What inspectors buy is for short term warranties 90 days to 6 months mainly. The new homeowner also gets a chance to buy an 18 month home warranty for the fee of 12 months through RWS.

call ISG directly at 888-854-0798 or go here https://www.inspectionsuccess.net/contact

They will steer you correctly.
Here is a thermal that indicates a likely hvac duct work that is leaking
Of course, there are logical "catches" Can't expect any warranty company to replace a furnace that is 40 years old, a water heater that is 12 years old and ready to fail, etc.
The warranty companies need to set limits as to what is covered, just like home inspectors have to set limits to the scope of the inspection.
We use RWS to get our warranties and it has worked out very well. Clients can select their own contractors to repair things. It has worked out well.
That is called a loop vent. From what I can tell it looks ok.
Unless the area is wet I would first think about if there are any ductwork routed in those areas. Just the presence of duct work will warm floors and walls in which they are routed under or behind.
Also if a duct work has gaps that also will increase the heat loss behind those areas.

An inspector with thermal imaging may be able to help "see" the concern.
At one point there were some inspection companies running/managing their own warranty system. Most if not nearly all home inspection companies that have warranties now actually purchase those from a warranty company. Definitely a better way to do things.

Report systems need to be reader friendly. You do not want to spend time showing people how to read the report.
Here is an article that is useful for this time of year. https://homeinspectionsinohio.com/i-think-theres-a-squirrel-in-my-attic-what-do-i-do/
That is very interesting. thanks for sharing that info.
Pairing the previous article with this one may be a good idea to solidify the value of paying for home inspections. https://homeinspectionsinohio.com/what-does-the-average-home-inspection-cost/

and this one here https://homeinspectionsinohio.com/the-costs-of-hiring-individual-contractors-vs-hiring-a-single-home-inspector/
With Halloween coming up here is an article to link to. https://homeinspectionsinohio.com/are-home-inspectors-deal-killers-or-nightmare-preventers/

Always get the home inspected, even if the home is new construction get the home inspected. Get it inspected before the drywall gets installed. Get it inspected before you close and then get it inspected 11 months into your first year of living there.
Looks like just a split on a trim piece and not a structural support. If that is the case then nothing to worry about. Just seal it and repaint to better protect from moisture.
However you want to search for a home inspector make certain of two things, They have lots of reviews so you can get a good feel for their reputation and ongoing quality of their home inspections and make certain they have warranties to help protect you.
The results of the tests we did for a owner of a new home 1.5 years old showed very high levels of VOC and Formaldehyde. This is a very energy efficient building that the owner lives in and has an office in, so he spends a lot of time there breathing in the chemicals floating about in his home. Indoor air quality is important and getting more know as a concern as people spend more time both living and working from home.
We were able to get the test results for the client to show the doctor during the next doctors visit.

We frequently are being contacted and scheduled to visit a home or work space to test the air for the indoor air quality. IAQ is more than just mold issues. Part of IAQ is also VOC volatile organic compounds. formaldehyde, mold, CO, CO2, Radon and humidity levels to help create a healthy environment.

A possible result of new homes being built tighter and more energy efficient is lower indoor air quality. Especially with tight energy efficient buildings.
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