The term "structural issues" can quickly instill fear into the heart of any homebuyer. While any home with structural issues should always be evaluated very carefully, it is important to understand that both the causes and the costs to address them can vary widely. While some structural issues can be relatively easy to address, others may require extensive renovations. If the problem is very severe, such as an incurable foundation issue, the house may even be condemned.
19 March 2019
If you own your home, you'll probably have reason to have a roof inspection done occasionally. The roof should always be inspected before you buy a home and after a severe storm that's caused roof damage. You'll also want an inspection if your roof is leaking or if your roof is old and you want to find out if it's still in good shape. Here are some things a roofing inspector checks on an asphalt roof.
30 January 2019
Steel buildings are a common option for those that are needing to add a new structure to their property. However, it is impossible or extremely difficult to be able to make a choice about installing this type of building if you have never owned a steel building in the past. Is A Steel Building Installed As A Single Piece? It is often assumed that a steel building will always be transported to the property as a single piece.
24 December 2018
If you live in a part of the country that is prone to a lot of snow and freezing temperatures, then you are familiar by now with how much damage it can cause to your cement and asphalt. When water freezes inside of the cracks of asphalt and cement, it causes it to expand, and then as it melts, it causes it to contract. This continuous process of expanding and contracting can lead to a lot of cracking.
3 November 2018
If it has been several decades since you have had vinyl siding installed on your house, you may wonder if it may be time to have it replaced. If so, look for the following signs that your old vinyl siding has suffered irreparable damage and needs replacing. Siding Appears Wavy One thing you should look for when determining whether your siding should be replaced is whether or not it still appears straight when you are looking down the side of your house.
30 September 2018
Most people believe their home should be a safe refuge from the world. For those living with health issues, however, their home may actually be a contributing factor for negative changes in their physical condition, especially if the home is one that has been previously occupied or one that has certain condition or construction issues. If you are planning to look for a new home soon and are unsure whether to focus on new construction or existing homes, here are two very timely health-related reasons to choose new construction, instead of an existing home.
15 August 2018
Smash and grab incidents typically involve criminals who smash car windows to gain entry to a vehicle and then steal stereos, CD players, money, and any other valuables they can find in the vehicle. If your car is not something particularly valuable, you can thank your lucky stars that your entire vehicle is not stolen on top of the smash and grab incident. However, you may feel as though the rest of your day is ruined.
29 June 2018