Home Inspection Issues If Your Home Was Built Before 1977

 

Every house has its problems, but sometimes the older they are, the more likely it is that home inspections won’t always go so smoothly. If you are buying a house that’s getting up there in years, whether it’s 30 years or 300 years, there’s no doubt that you can stumble into a few problems here […]

By |June 19th, 2015|Home Inspection Articles|Comments Off on Home Inspection Issues If Your Home Was Built Before 1977

Identifying Drainage Issues and Solutions

One inch of rainfall can drop 623 gallons of water onto the roof of a 1,000-square-foot home – and ultimately through the gutter downspouts. This water can cause serious and expensive flooding problems if it collects around your house. More often than not, homeowners will experience a leak, think it is the roof, call a roofer […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Identifying Drainage Issues and Solutions

Hurricane Preparations For Your Home

Summer is the beginning of hurricane season. It’s important to batten down the hatches, especially since this hurricane season looks like it’s going to be an intense one. Global Weather Oscillations Inc. (GWO), a leading hurricane cycle prediction company, says, “The 2015 Atlantic Basin hurricane season will be the most active and dangerous in at least […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Hurricane Preparations For Your Home

Effects of Snow and Ice on Roofs

As snow has been piling up on the ground with these seemingly never ending snow storms, it’s also been accumulating on top of homes and buildings. Not just that, but with these sub-freezing temperatures, rain can freeze on top of your home during the cold hours of the night. Getting any amount of snow and/or […]

By |April 6th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Effects of Snow and Ice on Roofs

Identifying Masonry Issues

Masonry repairs have always been a constant in the home building industry. Issues can range from moisture due to harsh weather to improper use of materials during construction or even cracks that form as the ground shifts over time. The beauty and durability of stone, brick and concrete is legendary, but nothing lasts forever. Like many home repair […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Identifying Masonry Issues

Winter Gutter and Roof Maintenance

With a harsh, frigid winter upon us, many homeowners are wondering how to protect their homes from the cruel icy weather. To a homeowner, a house is one of the biggest investments they can make in a lifetime. With that being said, having proper gutter and roof maintenance ensures a safe and worry free winter. […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Winter Gutter and Roof Maintenance

Why Certified Inspectors Matter

It doesn’t matter if you’re buying or selling a house, the most important thing is to ensure that your house can one day become a home.  In order to do so, the house needs to be properly inspected by the right qualified inspector for you.  Be sure to retain a home inspection company with the […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Home Inspection Articles|Comments Off on Why Certified Inspectors Matter

Winter Home Inspections

Home inspections can be conducted at just about any time throughout the year. Winter may not seem the ideal time for such inspections, but if you are buying or selling a home it may be necessary. While the south is not particularly plagued with huge amounts of snow for protracted periods of time we do […]

By |January 9th, 2015|Home Inspection Articles|Comments Off on Winter Home Inspections

Infrared Thermal Imaging for Home Inspections

Infrared thermal imaging is a beneficial tool for quality home inspections. Infrared is invisible, yet radiant energy. This type of radiation is generally associated with heat and not otherwise harmful. It cannot be seen by the naked eye: however, thermal imaging detects radiation in the infrared ranges, which are normally red, and produce images of […]

By |December 29th, 2014|Home Inspection Articles|Comments Off on Infrared Thermal Imaging for Home Inspections

Identifying Insulation Issues

Insulation is a key feature every home needs. Insulation is a padding that is put in homes to help regulate the temperature of homes. Insulation is normally found in attics, inside walls, basements, ceilings, and even the floor. The type of insulation used in all of these locations can vary.

There are three types of common […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Identifying Insulation Issues