Home Inspection & Commercial Building Inspections in Bozeman, Belgrade, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, West Yellowstone, Manhattan, Three Forks, and throughout rural Gallatin County, Montana. We also serve Park County, Sweet Grass County and Madison County including, Ennis, Sheridan, Virginia City, Twin Bridges, Gardner, Yellowstone Park, Cook City, Big Timber, Wilsall, Clyde Park, Springdale, Pine Creek, Paradise Valley, Emigrant, Pray, Chico, Jardine and Silver Gate.
Services are also available in Victor, Driggs, Alta and Teton County, Idaho; Jackson, Moran, Wilson, and Teton Village, Wyoming.

Contact us at: (406) 595-0128

"Safeguard your Investment, hire a Licensed Professional to inspect your property"

Timberline Inspectors are qualified to inspect Commercial, Residential and Agricultural building types. We use a proprietary software program to produce fast, thorough reports with captioned photos and diagrams of the items in the report.  Most home inspection reports for an average sized home can be inspected and the report turned over to the client in less than three business days.

Timberline Inspections has the latest testing equipment to diagnose the systems in the property.  Our initial Radon Test(s) are run using the latest digital testing equipment and as a back-up we also test with the traditional samplers and get a certified lab report.  The Digital Radon Monitoring Equipment will give the quickest results so there will be no delays in your transaction. This Preliminary Radon Test will be conducted and delivered in less than three business days with the building inspection report. The digital results can be collected in as little as 48 hours, whereas the lab test takes 48 hours in the closed building and then another three business days for the Certified Lab Analysis.  But it is our policy that we want a Nationally Certified Laboratory verifying all of our Radon Tests.  The preliminary digital monitoring data is within 1 point +/- of the Certified Lab Analysis 85% of the time if the tests are conducted side by side, and consecutively.

​​Inspection Area 1: Site & Grounds

  • Retaining Walls Driveways and Walkways
  • Exterior Utilities
  • Grading, Slope and Drainage
  • Surface and Subsurface Drainage
  • Steps and Stoops
  • Patios
  • Balconies
  • Decks
  • Porches 
  • Outbuildings are noted but not inspected unless included in the Inspection Agreement
  • Window Wells and Area Ways
  • Trees and Shrubs adjacent to the Building
  • Fences and Gates

Inspection Area 2: Exterior & Structure

  • Foundation Construction
  • Above Grade construction
  • Exterior Wall Coverings
  • Exterior Doors
  • Exterior Windows
  • Exterior Trim
  • Eaves and Soffits
  • Downspouts
  • Gas Meter and Piping
  • Exterior Receptacles
  • Chimneys
  • Garage or Carport

 Inspection Area 3: Roof Components

  • Roof Style
  • Eave Details
  • Roof Pitch
  • Roof Covering
  • Roof Age and Layers
  • Roof Leaks
  • Chimneys
  • Roof Flashing
  • Ridge and Hip Flashing
  • Flashing at Vents and Intersections
  • Attic Vent Flashing
  • Chimneys and Dormer Flashing
  • Skylights
  • Gutters and Downspouts

Inspection Area 4: Plumbing Systems

  • Water Supply Types
  • Fuel Service
  • Water Pipes
  • Water Hammers
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Kitchens and Appliances
  • Functional Flow
  • Functional Drainage
  • Drain, Waste, and Vent
  • Private Waste Systems
  • Vent Traps
  • DWV Piping Types
  • DWV Inspection
  • Sump Pumps
  • Waste Pumps
  • Water Heater

Inspection Area 5: Electrical Systems

  • Service Entrance    
  • Service Line Voltage
  • Service Line Inspection
  • Main Panel Location
  • Main Panel Inspection
  • Grounding Methods
  • Bonding
  • Subpanels
  • Branch Wiring
  • Types of Wiring
  • Basic Wiring
  • Ground
  • Outlets, Fixtures, Switches
  • Aluminum Wiring
  • Common Problems
  • Exterior Fixtures
  • Smoke Alarms and CO Alarms

Inspection Area 6: Attic Inspection

  • Attic Access
  • Roof Frames
  • Truss Frames
  • Attic Inspection and Ceiling Frames
  • Roof Sheathing
  • Attic Insulation
  • Attic Ventilation
  • Attic Vent Pipes and Flashing
  • Chimneys
  • Attic Moisture and Mildew
  • Safety Concerns

A Timberline Residential and Commercial Building Inspection, LLC ®  Standard Residential (Home) Inspection in most cases includes:

The Standard Residential (Home) Inspection will inspect and record the readily accessible, visually observable abnormal or hazardous conditions inside and on the exterior envelope of the residence.

The Standard Residential (Home) Inspection will inspect and record the readily accessible, visually observable defects and hazardous conditions and a Contractor can be contacted by the Client to perform further testing and repair, correct, or mitigate the conditions.

Some examples that are tested in the Standard Residential (Home) Inspection include, but are not limited to:

  • High moisture content in floor, wall or ceiling materials;
  • Asbestos and other Environmental Hazards such as Lead Paint or Water Pipes;
  • Potentially dangerous Structural Defects;
  • Hazardous Electrical conditions;
  • Leaking Gas or Sanitary Drain Piping;
  • The presence of high levels of Carbon Monoxide
  • Mold, Mildew and possible Infestations by insects or other pests

 Other Testing and Inspection Items that are available at additional Cost are:

  • Short term preliminary Radon testing
  • Well & Septic System testing

Timberline Residential and Commercial Building Inspection, LLC ® endeavors to perform all inspections in substantial compliance with the Standards of Practice of International Association of Certified Home Inspectors® (InterNACHI) and the Professional Home Inspection Institute ® (PHII) and the National Society of Home Inspectors® (NSHI). As such, we inspect the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of a home as designated in the PHII® The Property Inspection Report contains observations of those systems and components that, in the professional judgment of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their service lives. If the cause for the deficiency is not readily apparent, the suspected cause or reason why the system or component is at or near end of expected service life is reported, and recommendations for correction or monitoring are made as appropriate. When systems or components designated in the PHII® Standards are present but are not inspected, the reason(s) the item was not inspected is reported as well.

The report is effectively a snapshot of the house—recording the conditions on a given date and time. Home inspectors cannot predict future behavior, and as such, we cannot be responsible for things that occur after the inspection. If conditions change, we are available to revisit the property and update our report.

Inspection Area 7: Insulation & Ventilation

  • Evidence of Infestations
  • Mold, Mildew, and Water Damage
  • Insulation (Amount and estimated R-Factor)
  • Vapor Diffusion Retarders
  • Crawl Space Ventilation
  • Interior Ventilation
  • Flue Ventilation
  • Plumbing Ventilation

 Inspection Area 8: Interior Components

  • Number of Bedrooms and Bathrooms
  • Interior Components Checklist: Floors, Walls, & Ceilings
  • Asbestos, Lead Paint and other Environmental Hazards
  • Doors and Stairs/Railings
  • Windows
  • Safety Glass
  • Fireplace

​​​​​​​​​Inspection Area 9: Bathrooms & Kitchens

  • Evidence of Infestations
  • Bathroom Types
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Mold, Mildew, and Water Damage
  • Bathroom Ventilation
  • Tubs and Showers
  • Bathroom Floors
  • Bathroom Receptacles
  • Bathroom Moisture and Mildew
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Flooring
  • Cabinets and Countertops
  • Kitchen Ventilation
  • Kitchen Sink/Moisture
  • Kitchen Receptacles
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Disposals/Appliance Notes

Inspection Area 10: Basement & Crawlspace

  • Asbestos, Lead and other Environmental Hazards
  • Evidence of Infestations
  • Basement Type and Entry
  • Foundation
  • Basement Columns
  • Basement Stairs
  • Basement Floors
  • Basement Walls and Ceilings
  • Basement Insulation
  • Basement Ventilation
  • Vapor Diffusion Retarder
  • Basement Floor Joists
  • Basement Sub Flooring
  • Floor Drain and Sump Pump
  • Sewage Ejector Pumps
  • Basement Dampness
  • Mold, Mildew, and Water Damage

Inspection Area 11: Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems 

  • Asbestos and other Environmental Hazards
  • Mold, Mildew, and Water Damage
  • Heating System
  • Forced Air Furnace
  • Conventional Gas Furnace
  • Induced Draft Gas Furnace
  • Gas Floor and Oil-Fired Furnaces
  • Electric Furnace
  • Boiler Systems
  • Hot Water Boiler
  • Hot Water Boiler Distribution System
  • Steam Boiler Systems
  • Steam Boiler Distribution Systems
  • Non-Central Heating
  • Furnace Age, Capacity, and Type
  • Fuel Source
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Heat Distribution
  • Unit Venting and Combustion Air
  • Air Filter and Humidifier
  • Supplemental Heat
  • Cooling System
  • Central Air Conditioner Components
  • Air Conditioner Age and Capacity
  • Air Conditioner Type

 Inspection Area 12: Attached Garage & Carport.

  • Garage and Carport Checklist
  • Garage Vehicle Doors
  • Automatic Overhead Doors
  • Fire Rated Separation Walls
  • Ceilings, Windows, and Flooring
  • Mold, Mildew, and Water Damage
  • Receptacles
  • Fire Walls, and Fire Rated Door Assembly to Living Space
  • Ventilation Systems