Now What? Next steps after the home inspection

You just had the home you are trying to buy inspected, what’s next? Hopefully you attended the inspection and you are aware of the things your inspector found. I like to go over a preview of my report with my clients at the end of every inspection so they can ask questions and see issues … Read moreNow What? Next steps after the home inspection

Roof Leak from Plumbing Vent Pipe

The Problem: Possible Roof Leak I normally start my inspection of a house by taking a look at the roof. My goal is to get on the roof whenever conditions allow because it lets me catch things like potential leak sites. For example: this plumbing vent pipe is the location of a roof leak. The … Read moreRoof Leak from Plumbing Vent Pipe

Common Roof Defects: Nail Pops

Popped nail heads can lead to potential water leaks in your roof. The nail pops pictured can be cause by the heating and cooling of the roof material, then the roof nail can work it’s way out of the roof sheathing. Initially, the popped nail head will lift the shingle that overlaps the nail head. … Read moreCommon Roof Defects: Nail Pops

Why you Should Consider a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.  Having a pre-listing inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways, such as: It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third … Read moreWhy you Should Consider a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Choosing the Right Home Inspector

Buying a home?  It’s probably the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make.  This is no time to shop for a cheap inspection.  The cost of a home inspection is very small relative to the value of the home being inspected.  The additional cost of hiring an InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspector® is almost insignificant. You have recently been crunching the numbers, negotiating … Read moreChoosing the Right Home Inspector