Tag: Florida home inspection
Stucco Cracking – What Does It Mean?
The first thing we need to understand is the difference between “cracking” and “delamination” and it is not always readily apparent. Delamination will always cause “cracking”, but “cracking” will not cause “delamination”.
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Understanding Obsolescence in Building Components
All building components and materials undergo obsolescence. As materials or components age, they fail. Many homebuyers fail to recognize the need to update or replace these critical components when buying homes.
Check Out These Tips About Roofs Before You Buy A Home
What You Should Know About Roofs Before You Buy A Home Insurance carriers may deny a policy based on the age of the roof. If it is insurable, you may have to replace it sooner than you expected. Your policy will most likely be written for Actual Cash Value rather than Replacement Value. Unless you […]
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12V VS. 120V POOL AND SPA LIGHTING
When it comes to swimming pool, spa, and accent lighting, it’s time for industry professionals to take a fresh look at 12-Volt Lighting Systems. Misconceptions surrounding 12V Lighting run rampant with concerns about brightness level, cost, and installation time. In truth, 12V Lighting can be the brightest, safest, most cost and time-effective option you can […]
Home Seller’s Tips
You can avoid last minute repair issues with these simple DIY tips: 1. Check your windows before listing. Clean the windows and tracks. Open the windows to make sure they stay in the open position (bank appraisers will fail windows which won’t stay open). Often, window springs need to be exercised so you may have […]
The 3 Little Inspectors
The current trend in home inspection is to throw 3-4 inspectors at the house so the inspection can be completed in 45 minutes. This allows The 3 Little Inspectors to do 4 home inspections per day. Your realtor loves it because, quite frankly, some think they have better things to do than attend home inspections. That is sort of like finding […]
Choosing a Home Inspector: One Size Does NOT Fit All.
Choosing a Home Inspector Please click on link above to learn more about choosing a home inspector to protect your investment.
Understanding Roof Opinions
Almost nothing is more frustrating to a buyer, seller, or realtor than conflicting roof condition opinions. It is also frustrating to the home inspector who provided the initial opinion when they get “the call”; “so and so said this roof needs to be replaced and you said it had five years of life left” or, […]
Realtors – Stop Losing Sales Over Old Roofs!
We all know that even though a roof may actually have three years of useful life remaining, Florida insurance carriers may deny coverage for a 3 tab shingle roof at 70% of its rating or a dimensional shingle at 80% of its rating (14 years on a 3 tab and 24 years on a […]
Understanding the WDO Inspection
WHAT IS A WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISM AND HOW IT RELATES TO YOUR LENDER Unlike most states, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) requires the licensed WDO Inspector to report on Wood Destroying Organisms. Most states only require the reporting of Wood Destroying Insects. Quite frankly, very few inspectors and no property appraisers […]