3 Elements on your Home that need Regular Inspection

Foundation issues causing wall cracks

Homeownership can be overwhelming when you consider the upkeep and constant need to check the structure is continually safe to live in. The best way to make certain all is right is to be diligent in your efforts to check the following elements on your home regularly. Have a look at your property and check for the issues below.

The Roof & Chimney

It must be stated that we do not advise you pluck up the courage and venture out onto the roof of your property. If possible, try to look over the roof from a save vantage point. It’s easy to spot missing roof tiles and slates from ground level. If you live in an older home with a fireplace, you will also be able to see the chimney stack and spot any obvious deterioration in the flashing or surrounding stonework.

The Downpipes & Gutters

Gutters and downpipes are easily blocked with debris causing water to overflow out and over the outer walls. Cleaning your gutters regularly, checking for cracks, and rust helps prevent any excess moisture in, which can cause serious damage to the interior of your home.

The Exterior Walls & Brickwork

If you have any cracks appearing in the brickwork or stonework, or find missing beds of mortar this can be dangerous to the structure, ensure you get it checked out. Having all the (brick) joints repointed will help make your home look cared for and boost sale opportunities.

The above are only a few areas out of many that need your attention, whether you already own the home, want to sell the home, or intend to buy it.

If you are unsure or have any questions about these different elements, a home inspection service is an excellent way to highlight all areas of concern on the house. In any case, you should always have a professional home inspection company carry out an in-depth evaluation on any property you are looking to sell or purchase.

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