If a company discourages you from attending the full inspection for any reason, certainly don’t use them.
We always encourage you to attend. This is a valuable learning experience for home buyers. It is the perfect opportunity to ask specific questions about the condition of the home. Also, when defects are identified, the inspector can discuss these so that you understand the severity and what repairs are required.
We also encourage clients to prepare an advance list of questions /concerns for your best understanding.