Texas Standards of Practice states: Home inspectors must inspect attics and crawlspaces. Also, home inspectors must enter these spaces if adequate clearance is provided. So, the question is "Why do the other guys charge you extra for that service?"
Our home inspector enters attics because you need to know your new home. This is a common condition we find. Duck tape is NOT for duct work. ;)
Sometime we find obvious home owner repairs, this condition is a improperly installed dryer vent. Make sure your Home Inspector is entering the attic, not just shining a flash light from the ladder.
This attic fan has an exposed electrical connection, this was about 35 feet from the attic ladder. This was noticed in a home inspection in Burkburnett
Texas Standards of Practice says that home inspectors must inspect attics and crawlspaces, and we must enter the space if we have adequate clearance. So since we must inspect attics and crawlspaces you shouldn't be paying extra for a basic part of the Home Inspection.
This was a leaking drain line under a home, since our home inspector crawled under the home he was able to accurately inform our customer of the condition
This was a vent pipe that had been leaking in the past also notice the wire nuts located below the pipe, there was also a Breaker panel behind the pipe being used a junction box.