Most people think “home buyer” when they hear about home inspections. But did you know that a regular home inspection by a professional should be part of your home maintenance schedule? Just as you check your gutters annually, look for critters in your attic and keep your eyes peeled for wet spots in your basement, a comprehensive home review by a professional home inspector can reveal issues that you don’t even know you have. “Prevention is worth a pound of cure”, but with your home, preventative measures can save you thousands of dollars, eliminate any nasty surprises, and ensure that your home provides a healthy environment for your family. The video below created by the Glens Falls Post Star newspaper shows some of the steps we take at Accurate Home Inspections to ensure the condition of your home remains optimum, and preserves your investment. If you haven’t had a home inspection in 5, 10, or 15 years, call me today (518) 260-2967 and schedule your home review today!
It’s Spring: How did your roof handle the winter? No matter what kind of roof you have, it will wear and eventually fail. Some roofs are rated for 10 years, 20…30…50 or even longer. What kind of roof do you have? No matter what kind of roof you have, you should look it over a few times a year, especially in the spring. Do it yourself roof inspections in Glens Falls, Lake George, Saratoga Springs or any place that experiences harsh winter conditions for that matter, are extremely important for the health of your home. What to look for: Lost or loose tiles Nails that are popping up Buckling plywood decking Damaged or missing slates Missing or shifted screws or nails on your metal roof Check to see if water is ponding on any areas of your roof. Look for any punctures or other signs of damage. I’ve inspected many roofs where the owner isn’t even aware that there is damage. If you have had a hail storm, you should take an even closer look to see if the hail has caused any damage. It may … Continue reading
Spring has not yet sprung but it will soon! Although we were blessed with a mild winter and it seems we are getting more and more warm and sunny days, with the start of spring, you have many new issues to contend with around your home. For proper home drainage in Glens Falls NY, contact Bill Jones at Accurate Home Inspections and read the following tips. Things to look for as the weather warms: Are your gutters clean? If they aren’t, all the water from snow, melting ice, and spring rains will flow off the roof and head toward your basement. Are your gutter downspouts leading the water away from the house? If not, where’s that water going? You guessed it, RIGHT INTO THE CELLAR! Are your window wells clean? If not, you can expect water to back up and spill straight into your basement. If spring means, to you, breaking out the wet vac to keep water out of your cellar, than it’s time to find out what is channeling that water in, instead of away from the house. Aside from waiting for the ground to thaw to clean … Continue reading