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Checking the Attic During a Home Inspection Part Two: Ventilation

In the second part of our look at the attic portion of a home inspection, we’ll be examining the importance of proper ventilation and pointing out some of the common defects that the certified inspectors at A-Pro have reported on over the last 27 years. As we noted in Part 1, correctly installed venting works […]

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What to Expect from Your Home Inspection Part 1

One of the most common misconceptions about having a traditional home inspection is that the inspector will tell you absolutely everything about the interior and exterior of the property in question, from the new sprinkler system to the roof sheathing hiding under a layer of shingles, from the tool shed in the backyard to the […]

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Composite Wood Decking and Siding: Observations from Your Home Inspector

In our previous blog post, we took a hard look at wood rot—one of the more common and costly problems that can affect wood structures in a home, from siding to door trim, window framing to cabinetry and decking. Today we turn our focus to composite wood, another popular choice in home construction that has […]

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Home Inspection 101: Checking for Wood Rot

In certain parts of the country, April is the month of the year that sees the most rain. While this is excellent news for avid gardeners and those hoping to save on watering their yards, the increased wetness has its negative side—namely, its effect on the wood structures in a home. With this in mind, […]

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Why Performing Your Own Home Inspection Isn’t a Sound Idea

Here’s one of the most common questions posed to real estate agents by home-shoppers who have found a property they’re interested in: “Is it okay for me to perform my own home inspection?” This is usually followed by a statement like, “I’m pretty handy around the house. If there’s a problem, I’ll find it.” The […]

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A-Pro Newsletter Spring 2022

Spring Has Sprung! Let’s Make It Great! Signs of early spring are everywhere: robins building nests, crocuses poking through the earth, outfielders shagging fly balls, and A-Pro’s favorite part of the season, families pounding the pavement to explore what’s available in the housing market. Buckle up. It looks like we’re in for another interesting ride […]

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Home Inspection Basics: What Gets Checked on the Exterior of a Home, Part Three

In Part 3 of our series on what home inspectors look for when examining the exterior of a home, we turn our attention to some other critical components that, if left unchecked, could end up costing a potential homebuyer money in addition to posing safety concerns. As we’ve mentioned in parts 1 and 2, the […]

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Home Inspection Basics: What Gets Checked on the Exterior of a Home, Part Two

In this week’s blog post, we continue to explore what takes place during the exterior portion of a home inspection. As we discussed in Part One of this series, checking parts of the exterior for defects (gaps in windows, failed door weather-stripping, loose and missing shingles) work hand in hand with evaluations that occur inside, […]

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Home Inspection Basics: What Gets Checked on the Exterior of a Home, Part 1

While home inspectors aren’t interested in a property’s “curb appeal” or whether the paint job is emerald green, shocking pink, or colonial blue, they will pay a great deal of attention to the home’s exterior. As a home-shopper, it can be easy to be overwhelmed by a home’s striking aesthetic appeal. That’s why it’s important […]

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If These Walls Could Talk… Assessing Walls During a Home Inspection

It’s not uncommon for home inspectors to be portrayed as detectives, using their keen eyes and vast training to spot clues that reveal something much bigger and more profound than the clues themselves. When Sherlock Holmes said, “Elementary, my dear Watson,” he wasn’t bragging to his befuddled assistant about his ability to turn a simple […]

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