Dormers Can Increase a Home’s Value but Also Increase a Homeowner’s Headaches. Let a Home Inspector Check Them Out.

For many home-shoppers, dormers protruding through the roof of a home are a welcome sight, adding a great deal of character and functionality to the structure. Some styles, such as uniquely wavy “eyebrow dormers,” can make it appear as if the house is actually staring back at you, begging you to become the next owner. […]

Hire a Home Inspector Who’s Spent Time in the Gutter

When checking out a potential new home, how many people look toward the roof and say, “Well, that certainly is a fine gutter system you’ve got there. I’m sold!” Our guess is “not nearly enough.” While hardly glamorous to a home-shopper who may be more interested in an “open kitchen design” and the latest ductless […]

From the Rafters

A Newsletter for Real Estate Agents from A-Pro Home Inspection New Year Wishes from Your Friends at A-Pro Welcome to another issue of From the Rafters—the first of the new decade! As you look ahead to the challenges of selling more homes as the temperatures drop, we’ve put together information you can use: what to […]

Foundation

“It looks like there are some issues with the home’s foundation.” For a home-shopper who believes they have found their dream home or a seller who thinks they’re closing in on a final deal, these are words you definitely don’t want to hear. Foundation repairs rank at the top of most costly problems with a […]

The Water Heater Checkup: an Important Part of the Home Inspection

Anyone who has ever endured an early morning cold shower knows the value of a properly functioning water heater. If you’re in the market for a new home, be sure not to overlook the importance of having this critical piece of equipment checked by a professional home inspector for functionality and safety as part of […]

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Found the Perfect Home? Retain a Home Inspector to Check the Retaining Wall

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ve probably seen your share of retaining walls in a variety of materials and configurations, from poured concrete cantilevered designs to steel pile types. When installed properly and well-maintained, they can be an attractive feature as well as a useful one. Benefits include preventing erosion; keeping […]

Why Your Home Inspector Should Make the Roof a Top Priority

Replacing a roof ranks at the top of home upgrades when it comes to out-of-pocket costs. Based on a number of factors (difficulty of the job, material, size, pitch, and what area of the country you live), a new roof may run you well north of $10,000. While not as costly, surprise roofing repairs can […]

Eaves, Soffits and Fascias—Make Sure Your Home Inspector Covers All the Bases

A certified inspector will visually examine hundreds of parts of a home, from the foundation to the roof and all areas in between. It’s how you, as a potential homebuyer, can make your purchase with greater confidence. The exterior portion of a home inspection covers a great deal of what you will need to know […]

Bring on the Fall!

As we enter the time of striking autumnal color and acorn-gathering squirrels, all of us at A-Pro Home Inspection wish you a prosperous sales season! In our latest issue of From the Rafters, we’ve gathered our own seeds of knowledge for you to share with your clients: info about skylights, structural hazards in the home, […]

Wood, Brick, and Vinyl Siding Exteriors—What Your Home Inspector May Find During an Inspection

Whether constructed of brick, vinyl siding or wood, a home’s exterior is often the first element of a structure that shoppers notice when in the market for a new place to live. These types of exteriors offer benefits in terms of aesthetic appeal, ease of maintenance, and protection. But as an experienced home inspector will […]

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