When performing a residential inspection, a home inspector has to check all sorts of things—from plumbing and electrical systems to attics and appliances. They also have to check the most basic, yet still important, barriers in the home: windows and walls. In this blog, we’re going to focus on what all home inspectors check windows and walls for specifically.[Read more…]
Home Insulation: What an Inspector Looks For
Most New Englanders are familiar with insulation and its crucial role in a household’s climate. Put plainly, insulation is the stuff that helps keep our home environment cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But there’s much more to it than that. And since it’s such an essential element of a house, it is indeed something inspectors examine during a standard home inspection. So, let’s go over the ins and outs of home insulation and what an inspector looks for.[Read more…]
What Happens if A Home Inspector Finds Asbestos?
We’re all aware that asbestos is hazardous to one’s health. If you haven’t experienced its damaging effects in someone close to you, then you’ve at least witnessed the countless personal injury ads on television. Given the widespread knowledge of this dangerous substance and its liberal use in the past, it’s reasonable to fear that asbestos may be present in an older home. If you’re looking to sell or invest in a new property, you’re likely concerned about what happens if a home inspector finds asbestos.[Read more…]
Why Does My Home Need to be Insulated?
When a home undergoes inspection, the inspector checks to ensure the roof, floors, walls, windows, and doors are properly insulated. This is reasonable, as the sole purpose of insulation is to keep your home warm during winter, right? Not precisely. The idea of insulation is based on several factors, of which just one of them is keeping the temperature comfortable. Determining why your home needs to be insulated requires a better understanding of what duties insulation does.[Read more…]