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 role in properly insulating your home from the outside elements, the attic houses many different systems that your home's safety and efficiency absolutely rely on every day. From electrical and heating to plumbing and everything in between, the attic is going to be carefully inspected in any home you are considering.
Additionally, the attic is a place where the inspector can get a closer look at the structure and rot heating on the home, which makes it very important to investigate it thoroughly. Although attics rarely have hidden problems, there are many obligatory aspects that should be checked over.
Many times, your home inspector will find that electrical wires are running right through the attic. While that might not sound like a problem, it's very important that these wires are securely attached to the structure, such as the wooden beams, and safely tucked out of the way. Exposed or poorly secured wires can be a target for rodents and a hazard for those in the area.