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How Home Inspectors Use Their Nose to Sniff Out Trouble in a Home

As we discussed in last week’s blog post about how home inspectors employ their sense of hearing to discover potential problems in a home, today we’ll be exploring an inspector’s use of their olfactory system, or “sense of smell,” to determine if odors found during a comprehensive roof-to-foundation inspection are cause for concern or not. […]

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Home Inspectors Use Their Ears to Perform Complete Inspections

When home inspectors talk about inspections being “observational,” that may imply that the professional who checks out your home from roof to foundation only uses their sense of sight to assess the property. While reporting on defects that an inspector can see is a major part of a complete inspection (e.g., observing missing shingles, corroded […]

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Inspecting Roof Coverings Checklist Part 5: Tile Roofs

For our final blog post in our series about inspecting roof coverings, we look into the ins and outs of a roof type known for its distinctive style, resistance to heat and salt spray, and long service life—concrete and clay tiles. Though certainly not as popular as asphalt shingles, these materials can be found throughout […]

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Inspecting Roof Coverings Checklist Part 4: Metal Roofs

In this next installment in our series about roof coverings and common problems, we’ll be checking out some of the things your home inspector will be looking for when assessing a metal roof—an option that is enjoying greater popularity in neighborhoods throughout the U.S., although it still has a long way to go to catch […]

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Inspecting Roof Coverings Checklist Part 3: Slate

In our ongoing look at roof coverings and the problems reported on by home inspectors, we’ve already explored issues associated with asphalt shingles and cedar shakes/shingles. If you’ve been reading closely, a common theme has emerged when discussing these critical elements of a home: Nothing lasts forever. This adage rings true for every part of […]

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A-Pro Summer 2021 Newsletter

Let the Summer Sales Season Begin As we welcome in warmer weather and anticipate a hotter real estate market, your friends at A-Pro Home Inspection want you to know that we’re here whenever you or your clients need us for a world-class home inspection. In our latest issue of From the Rafters, we’ve included a […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Fernandina Beach: Freeze-Thaw Cycle Issues

As freezing temperatures grip most of the nation, homeowners and home inspectors alike are once again reminded of one of nature’s most destructive forces on a property: the freeze-thaw cycle. This occurs when water penetrates openings or gets absorbed into structures, freezes, melts, and freezes again. The expanding ice exerts an outward force that can […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Fernandina Beach: Garage Doors and Garage Door Openers

Nothing lasts forever. This adage is particularly true of components and structures in a house. Anyone who has ever had to replace an aging furnace on the coldest day of the winter or swap out a struggling A/C unit in the middle of July understands that time can be a home’s greatest enemy. While regular […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Fernandina Beach of Defects that Result from Aging

In many ways, homes are like people. Despite our best efforts to maintain our bodies, the slow march of time is inevitable. A quick glance in the mirror or run on a treadmill is usually enough to confirm this basic fact—we just aren’t as young as we used to be. The evidence becomes undeniable: a […]

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How to Sell Your House in 2021

So, you’ve evaluated your finances, thought about your lifestyle, and made the big decision to sell your home. Maybe you’ve decided to downsize, or you’re moving out of the big city because you can now work remotely, or maybe you just want to live somewhere warmer and bought a house in Jacksonville or a condo […]

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