Common Issues to Look Out for During Home Inspections

Now that you’ve found your forever home, next up is the home inspection. 

Home inspections are an important part of the home buying process — they help home buyers understand the true condition of the home and can identify if major repairs are needed. 

Here are some things to watch out for!

Siding Problems

An inspector will look at your home’s siding to ensure there are no issues with it. Over time, if the siding was not installed correctly, moisture can get behind the siding and cause damage. Moisture that is trapped in the walls can cause mold as well as damage to the wall, so it will be imperative to get this taken care of.

Roofing Issues

Over time roofing materials age, and if it’s installed poorly from the start, it can age prematurely. As this happens, it may lend itself to water leaks and other issues — which can result in expensive repairs or full replacements. It’s also not uncommon to see missing or poorly installed flashing in certain areas. 

Poor Electrical Wiring 

Faulty wiring has been a common cause of house fires, so any issues will require immediate attention. In older homes in particular, sometimes the home is not wired well and the previous home owner relied on extension cords (which can place a burden on the whole electrical system). Other times, wires are exposed and suffer from physical damage. Any electrical issues should not be ignored.

If any of these issues are found in your home, you will want to get them repaired as soon as possible. Luckily, where your siding, gutter, or roofing needs are concerned, Landmark Exteriors is just a call away! 

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