How To Prepare For Your Home Inspection
When you’re looking to sell your home, you will need to have a home inspection conducted. In this article, we will include some tips to help you prepare your home for your inspection. The first major thing that you can do is do a perimeter check around your home, looking for any major or visible problems.
Repair Any Roofing Issues
During your home inspection, an inspector is going to look at the condition of your roof, as it is one of the most expensive parts of your home. You’ll want to make sure that all shingles or tiles are sealed properly, and that you don’t have any missing or broken shingles. An inspector is going to look for your chimney and skylight flashing, and that gutters and downspouts are all working properly and attached.
While trees add privacy and aesthetics to your home, trees can also be enemies to your roof. During powerful thunderstorms, a tree limb can fall through your roof. Overhanging trees can also scrape your roof, or deposit debris onto your roof which can clog your gutters. An inspector will look for problematic trees and landscaping.
Caulking Seams on Home’s Exteriors
If you have damage or openings in your home’s foundation or exterior, it can be sources for leaks and pests to get in. An inspector will want to see these seams and openings caulked and repaired.
Do you have any leaking pipes? If so, it is important to remedy these leaks and have a plumber fix the source of the problem.
Eliminate Any Mold
Identify the source of mold or mildew, and have it remediated as soon as possible. This can damage the structure of your home, as well as poses a health hazard. Mold can develop if you have leak spots in your roof or attic, allowing water to accumulate and serve as a breeding ground for mold.
Install Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
These are important to provide peace of mind. Additionally, an inspector may look to make sure all of your electrical systems are up to proper codes.
Condition of HVAC
An inspector is going to review that all HVAC and central air systems are working properly. They will need to examine vents and A/C unit, so if the areas are not easily accessible, clear space ahead of time for them.
Proof of Remodeling
If you’ve recently repaired your driveway, roof or renovated a portion of your home, show the inspector some proof of recent renovations and their value.
If you are looking to sell your home, and need a roof inspection, we can help. We provide storm damage roof inspections, as well as roof inspections for selling your home. If you are looking to replace your roof before you sell to increase the value of your home, we can certainly help! Give us a call today to set up you free roof inspection, or visit our website www.dallastxroofingpros.com