A-Pro Spring Newsletter 2021

Home Inspections Still Critical in a Seller’s Market Welcome to our spring edition of From the Rafters. As crocuses, daffodils, and hyacinths begin to pop up as fast as eager buyers in this current seller’s market, we hope that business is blooming in your area as well. At A-Pro, we’re seeing promising signs as the […]

Check Out this Home Inspection Checklist in Olympia of Installation Problems, Part 2

In last week’s blog, we looked at problems found during a home inspection that are the result of improper installation (roof coverings, roof flashings, skylights, exterior siding, and electrical). We’ve decided to continue in this direction by highlighting a few other areas in which poor workmanship, makeshift repairs, and use of incorrect materials are commonly […]

Check Out this Home Inspection Checklist in Olympia of Installation Problems

If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you’ll recognize the familiar scene in which the world-wise detective dazzles Dr. Watson by drawing amazing—and correct—conclusions based on a few simple observations. What’s elementary to him certainly isn’t elementary to his assistant, or even the sharpest of readers. In some ways, […]

Looking for a New Home? Take Notice of this Home Inspection Checklist in Olympia for Venting Problems.

In today’s home inspection blog post, we’re going to take a few moments to vent…about vents. Over more than 26 years of inspecting homes of all kinds—from newly constructed residences to structures built more than a century ago—the certified inspectors at A-Pro have seen it all when it comes to vents. While it may not […]

A-Pro Winter Newsletter 2021

Moving Forward Together Welcome to our winter edition of From the Rafters. After the rollercoaster ride of 2020, I think it goes without saying that we’re all looking forward to better days ahead as home sales increase and we continue to excel for our clients. With everyone’s mind on safety, we thought it would be […]

Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls: Lifesaving Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector in Olympia Before You Buy

For home-shoppers who are making a life-changing decision about whether or not to purchase a home, one of the most important reasons to hire a certified home inspector is to learn about hazards that may be lurking inside and out. This includes reporting on everything from potentially fatal electrical shock and fire hazards (e.g., sagging […]

Looking for a New Home? Make Sure You’re Covered with a Roof Inspection

When it comes to roof coverings, the old adage applies: You get what you pay for. This is particularly true when considering their lifespans, ranging from inexpensive roll roofing with a projected lifespan of fewer than 10 years to pricier slate roofs, which, if impeccably maintained, could outlive several owners at up to 150 years. […]

Roof Trouble Spots: What Your Inspector Looks for on Five Types of Roofs

Savvy home-shoppers understand the importance of a well-built, properly maintained roof. These are the folks who aren’t shy about asking the tough questions when viewing a house: How old is the roof? Who installed it—a reputable company or your cousin who doesn’t know a shingle from Shinola? When was the last time it was inspected? […]

Getting a Home Inspection? Make Sure the Exterior Siding Gets a Thorough Checkup

Back in the day, homeowners weren’t blessed with unlimited options when it came to house siding. You could pretty much choose from stone, brick, or wood—all solid, durable selections that are still in use, although they’re not nearly as popular as some of the latest alternatives. Aluminum ushered in the modern age of siding, becoming […]

In the Market for a New Home? Make Sure You Have a Home Inspector Check for Leaks

How powerful of a force is water? Consider the Colorado River, which has been carving out the majestic immensity of the Grand Canyon for eons. Also out west, there’s the Hoover Powerplant, where water turns 17 turbines to the tune of 2,998,000 horsepower, serving the energy needs of 1.3 million Americans. Moving east, Mammoth Cave […]