When it comes to windows and doors, there's much more involved than seeing if they open, close, and lock. There are many factors that can affect the bottom line to the home. A proper Home Inspection should include a detailed and thorough inspection of all windows, doors, and any "break in structure leading to the outside environment. As you might imagine, having issues in this area of the home can lead to massive problems that can have devastating financial consequences.
At Investment Inspection, our certified Home Inspectors are trained to the highest level and have the expert "eye" when it comes to the fine details. Aside from overall functionality of the doors and windows, our inspectors look for a long list of potential issues. First and foremost, the overall age and visual condition. Is there any dry rot, cracking, weather stripping missing? Then they dig even deeper looking for water damage to the surround frames and walls, drafts, exposure to the environment, locks, bearings on sliding doors, hinges, insects/pests and much more.
At the end of the day, windows and doors are a means of access to the environment. It is absolutely crucial that all components are in good condition and working as they should be, to ensure the outside elements remain outside. If there are any compromises of these areas, the problems almost always affect more than just the window or door itself. It typically goes much deeper, leading to extensive damage and costly repairs.
It is extremely important to have the right Home Inspector who takes their time, does it right, and finds the issue before it finds you. Finding the issue before the deal is closed will not only save you the burden of the repair on you, but it will help you negotiate a lower sale price. Give us a call TODAY!