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A Typical Albany NY Home Inspection - Moisture & Water Edition

February 7, 2018


* The following article explains what a Home Inspector in upstate New York Inspects from the exterior










So you put an offer in on the home of your dreams or an investment property and it was accepted....




Well as you may know your attorney has  most likely started communicating with the sellers attorney, you have gave your agent a good faith deposit and now your real estate agent is advising that you need a home inspection within a couple weeks.  Your local real estate agent may recommend a few local home inspectors or you may turn to google to:


1.) Find out what a home inspection is all about and/or

2.) Turn to google and start searching for a home inspector in the Albany NY area.


Both are very important. A buyer should be well aware of what a home inspection consists of so he or she can make sure the home inspector they hire covers the entire home during the home inspection.


Although your home inspector should make you aware of issues within your potentially new home - your Home Inspector should not make you worry and stress about EVERY SINGLE defect in your home. No home is perfect and ALL homes have a list of items that need to be addressed! An experienced home inspector should be able to explain his or her observation in a objective way that makes you aware of the issue and addresses real magnitude of the problem at hand.


In this edition of "A Typical Albany NY Home Inspection" we will go over the exterior components of the home.


The Roof


The roof is one of the first lines of defense in protecting the inside of your home. Roofs come in all shapes, sizes and materials. The most common roof types that are inspected by a home inspector in Albany NY consist of shingles. Shingles protect the roof by allowing the water to run off to protect the underlayment, attic and ultimately your home. When water penetrates the shingles and makes its way into the attic this may lead to mold problems down the road. The home inspector will check to see if the roof is currently leaking (current wet stains that are moist), if it has ever leaked in the past (evidence of previous dry stains) and comment on the condition of the roof a