Why It Pays to Have a Home Inspection Before Your Builder’s Warranty Expires
For many new homeowners, the first year of living in a newly built home can feel like an extended honeymoon. Everything looks shiny and showroom fresh: the gleaming appliances, finished attic, sparkling granite countertops, track lighting in the master bedroom, polished wood floors, and all the touches that turn a house into a home. Sipping […]
Building a New Home in Frisco? Consider the Value of a New Construction Phase Inspection
It’s no secret that building a new home is a huge investment of time and money, not to mention those sleepless nights worrying if the final product will fully meet expectations. While you may feel confident that you’ve chosen a trusted contractor for the project, wouldn’t it be nice if you had an independent professional […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
WHAT SHOULD A HOME INSPECTION INCLUDE?
Source: A-Pro® Home Inspection Service since 1994 A Home inspection can vary depending on the type of home you are considering. In any case, the home inspector should describe all systems and visually inspect each system and component to make sure it’s functioning correctly at the time of inspection. The following is a basic outline […]