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A-Pro Winter Newsletter 2023

A-Pro at Your Service Welcome to our winter edition of From the Rafters. Today’s newsletter is all about looking forward…moving ahead…keeping our eyes on the prize rather than looking over our shoulders. It can be too easy for any of us to dwell on the past, thinking about what could have been. Obviously, the pandemic […]

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From the Home Inspector’s Perspective: Some Common Issues with Flashing Part 3

In the third part of our series on the importance of flashing in a home, we move from the roof to other parts of the structure, where this critical tool for preventing water damage is often neglected. Certified inspectors, like those at A-Pro Home Inspection, will report on lack of flashing in key spots, as […]

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A-Pro Newsletter Fall 2022

It’s More Important than Ever to Encourage Home Inspections Fall is upon us! Time to sip some crisp apple cider, take in the excitement of football Friday nights, and give it our all for the homebuyers and sellers in the markets we serve. What does fall 2022 mean for the housing market nationwide? Will home-selling […]

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Brick Veneer Siding: Common Problems Found by the Home Inspector

In our ongoing exploration of house exteriors, today we’ll be taking a hard look (pun intended) at brick veneer—an option that offers durability, exceptional curb appeal, resistance to insects, stellar fire protection, and low maintenance compared to wood surfaces, as we noted in our previous blog post about cedar shake or shingle siding. While properly […]

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Hire a Home Inspector Who Knows the Tools of the Trade

The last few weeks we’ve focused on how home inspectors use their different senses to detect potential problems in a home: sight, hearing, smell, and touch. That leaves us with taste, which doesn’t really apply here, unless you’re a home seller who offers the inspector some rather tasty lemonade on a hot day (this, of […]

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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 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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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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Kitchen Home Inspection Checklist: Part 1

Statistically, the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a home. In a typical house—especially one with a couple of teenagers—you can expect a steady parade of hungry snackers opening and closing the fridge; a dishwasher cleaning dirty plates; an oven, range, and microwave performing their morning, noon, and evening functions; and a […]

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