July 20, 2018

Looking to buy a home? The cost of making the repairs a home inspection brings up can quickly drain your budget, but that doesn’t mean you should ask the seller to fit the bill for everything. Here are some repairs you should never ask the seller to make.

#1 Cosmetic Is...

July 20, 2018

During your home inspection, you might hear some terms thrown around that you haven’t heard before. If you hear your home inspector talk about ghosting, this is what it means.

To a builder or painter, "ghosting" is the term used to describe unexplainable dark streaks or...

July 20, 2018

Your local home inspector is going to take some time to check into the roofing materials of any home you’re looking at purchasing. And, it can have a big impact on your decision.

The material a roof is made from is very important to the structural integrity and durabili...

July 19, 2018

In the 1960s through the 1970s, copper prices were through the roof so home builders found an alternative: aluminum. While it may seem like a sound alternative at first thought, it was quickly discovered that aluminum wiring was by no means comparable to copper. Alumin...

July 19, 2018

Here in the Capital District, you can expect to find these common siding types installed on properties.

Why Is Siding Important?

Siding plays a vital role in protecting your home from the elements outside. It also helps to add to the curb appeal of your home, but damaged...

July 19, 2018

In the Capital District especially, your home inspector is going to be on the lookout for these common attic issues. What will they mean for your property?

Why Check The Attic?

Your attic serves an important role in your home's ventilation. Not only does it play a big ro...

July 19, 2018

Do you have a home inspection coming up? Here are some common gutter and siding issues that may be found.

A home inspector should ideally be looking thoroughly at all aspects of the home, both inside and out. Although they will likely spend the majority of the time look...

July 19, 2018

Not all decks are created equal. In fact, an older or poorly built deck can prove to be a dangerous piece of your property. Here are some key deck defects you’ll want to look out for.

Your home inspector is going to be looking very carefully at any deck that's present o...

July 19, 2018

Your home inspector has a lot of things to review on their checklist, but do you know exactly what they are looking at when inspecting the electrical panel?

Your house's electrical service can vary in size significantly, and it's going to directly effect how much energy...

July 18, 2018

Looking to save money? Most people would swear that double-paned windows will help save energy, save money, and add more value to a home, but does that really hold true?

In the United States, the annual energy loss attributed to your home's windows accounts for nearly 2...

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