From the Home Inspector’s Perspective: Some Common Issues with Flashing Part 2

In Part 1 of our series on the importance of roof flashing, we looked at some general defects (corrosion; and loose, missing, damaged, and misaligned pieces); poor installation practices; and issues with step, headwall, sidewall, and valley flashing. Today, we turn our attention to flashing for a masonry-constructed chimney, one of the most common areas […]

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A-Pro Newsletter Fall 2022

It’s More Important than Ever to Encourage Home Inspections Fall is upon us! Time to sip some crisp apple cider, take in the excitement of football Friday nights, and give it our all for the homebuyers and sellers in the markets we serve. What does fall 2022 mean for the housing market nationwide? Will home-selling […]

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From the Home Inspector’s Perspective: Some Common Issues with Flashing Part 1

Flashing is one of the elements of a well-built house that doesn’t draw much attention until it goes bad, as it’s often known to do (there are a number of reasons for this that we’ll discuss below). If you think you’ve found the right property in your search for a new home, you should be […]

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Nine Questions to Ask When Finding a Home Inspector

Hiring a home inspector shouldn’t be a simple matter of doing a Google search and picking the top name that pops up on the screen. You wouldn’t choose a doctor or dentist in this manner—and the same applies to finding the right home inspector, whether you’re a seller in need of a pre-listing inspection or […]

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Wet Basements from a Home Inspector’s Perspective

Viewing a basement for the first time—whether cluttered with junk or furnished with pool table and wet bar—often evokes one very familiar question from home-shoppers looking over a potential property: Does it get wet when it rains? It’s an important question that can highlight a number of trouble spots in a home. This condition is […]

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