Spring Roofing Inspections

Posted on: April 14, 2017 by in Real Estate
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The Importance Of Spring Roofing Inspections After a long and cold winter, it's time to embrace the warmth of spring. It's also the time most homeowners begin renovations. The roof might be the last thought when making out your list of renovations, but don't overlook this vital part of your home. Appearance is important to a homeowner, but the importance of maintaining your roof’s structure and keeping your shingling in tip-top shape is of primary concern. A roof that has damage is more Continue Reading ...

Questions To Ask When Buying A House

Posted on: April 7, 2017 by in Real Estate
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Important questions to ask when buying a house If the house and the panel are 25 years old or more, a new panel may be needed particularly if you buy new appliances. You also want the house to have what is called ground fault circuit interrupter outlets (GFCIs) inside bathrooms, kitchen and utility room as well as outside the house. An inspector can determine if there are cracked tiles or disintegrating asphalt shingles on the roof. He also looks in the attic for signs of leaks and damage to Continue Reading ...

All About Wood Entry Doors

Posted on: April 6, 2017 by in Real Estate
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Doors are awesome, let's face it, we touch them all the time. So it's nice to have a nice one in your house. Wood doors come in a variety of shapes and sizes, as well as prices. There are pre-hung doors, and just like there is a junk yard for cars, apparently, there are slab doors that you can salvage as well. Other things to consider about doors is whether or not they face the sun, what finish you want on them, and whether or not they need to be a certain color to match the wood in the Continue Reading ...

Going Solar? Here’s What to Think First

Posted on: March 30, 2017 by in Real Estate
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Going Solar? Here’s What to Think About First For an efficient home, solar power system maintains the recommended cleaning schedule with your installer if you plan to own your own system. It will vary depending on the specifics of your locale. If you lease the panels, you likely won’t be responsible for maintenance. Buying a system yourself means that you’re making a large investment that should pay off over time, while leasing one or entering into a different agreement may provide Continue Reading ...

Check Your Property for Damage

Posted on: March 28, 2017 by in Real Estate
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After the Storm: How to Check Your Property for Damage The roof might be the area of your home most vulnerable to damage in a storm because so many things can impact it. Whether you’ve had high winds and downed tree branches or just a simple hail storm, While siding, stucco, and brick all are durable, they also are susceptible to storm damage. In some instances, homeowners don’t notice until it’s too late to file a claim, Cracking, chipping or dings and dents on the siding. Even if Continue Reading ...

Home Inspectors on Their Discoveries

Posted on: March 27, 2017 by in Real Estate
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Home Inspectors on Their Weirdest Discoveries When a home is sold, its many secrets can come out of the closet. Brokers, potential buyers, and home inspectors step inside properties that may have been completely private for years. They peer into basements, attics and electrical panels and find a home’s shortcomings. Such moments offer a rare glimpse into the workings of a place and can uncover shoddy renovations, failed do-it-yourself projects, neglect. Sometimes, owners hide flaws in the Continue Reading ...

Exterior Inspections For Your Home

Posted on: March 24, 2017 by in Real Estate
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4 Exterior Inspections For Your Home This Spring   With winter being over, it's time for Spring Home Inspections. Inspections and maintenance will add value to your home while keeping your home looking beautiful. There are four areas that must be addressed in a maintenance inspection if you want to keep your home maintained and energy efficient. First, check out surface areas. decks, fences, walls and siding need to be checked for dirt, mildew and mold. Surface areas can be cleaned Continue Reading ...

4 Point Home Inspection: Electrical Panel

Posted on: March 22, 2017 by in Real Estate
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Insurance companies have become increasingly reluctant to issue Homeowner Insurance Policies on older homes. Their common concern is that there may be conditions in an older home that could become a liability to them. For instance; a home with a roof nearing the end of its reliable service life may fail while under the policy and the homeowner may seek reimbursement from their insurance company for damages to the home or its contents. Similar concerns extend to the condition of the HVAC, Continue Reading ...

Loose Siding Discovered

Posted on: February 13, 2017 by in Real Estate
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Loose Siding Discovered During A Home Inspection A loose siding was discovered during a home inspection. This kind of thing happens if the siding is not nailed properly. An inspector can be called to take care of the issue and they will be able to fix any issue you have with your siding. It is not a difficult thing to fix to Continue Reading ...

Inspecting Vinyl Siding

Posted on: February 11, 2017 by in Real Estate
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What Do You Look For When Inspecting Vinyl Siding? Are you looking at buying a house and/or upgrading an existing one? One item to look at is the Vinyl siding. It's a low-cost alternative for builders. But be sure to look for problems, damage, and poor installations. Quality workmanship will make the siding last longer, with fewer problems for the homeowner. There are considerations to take into account during the installation. Click the link for tips on what to look for, where damage may Continue Reading ...

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