Yearly Inspections – Often Forgotten, Always Important
A house is a home, security, and investment. So it’s worth protecting and maintaining. Inspections shouldn’t be just a mandatory buyer/seller duty. It’s a yearly responsibility.
Owners should take time at least once a year to get past the paint and gutters and give roofs, foundations, and potentially expensive repairs a good hard look. *Things to look at and be wary of?
- Grade around the foundation
- Loose or cracked asphalt around the driveway and garage
- Monitor the chimney and roofline for levelness, crumbling or wood rot
- Crags and clogs around gutters and downspouts
- Missing shingles
- Stains that suggest mildew or mold
- Open spaces in backsplashes (allowing unwanted moisture)
- Loose rails and boards on decks and porches
- Bulging or sagging retaining walls
- General deterioration
*As suggested in Daily Real Estate News, Sept. 4, 2015