There are many different time periods in which you would be wise to consider a home inspection. The first of which is obviously when you are thinking of buying a home. During this time probably the biggest financial decision of your life hangs in the balance. You do not want to leave anything about this matter to chance. You should do what myself and many other people before me have done when buying a home and get a proper home inspection. I can now say with confidence that my home has very minimal structural and physical damage and this was all done by my own children funny enough. This was not damage that was done by the previous owner.