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Last week, we wrote about one of the main reasons for having a Lexington Ky Home Inspection: to know up front about the possibility of needed home repairs before buying a house. Replacing the timber supports and repairing a foundation were just two of the most expensive home repairs. Here are some more:

 

Roof repairs

The roof is probably the one area prospective home buyers never get to see. And yet a replacement can easily be the most costly expense an owner will ever have to endure. At Absolute Home Inspection, we pride ourselves in providing a thorough roof evaluation as part of our normal home inspection. Unlike other companies, we do not view your roof from the ground using binoculars. We actually walk the entire roof, when possible, looking for any trouble spots or areas of concern. Our report will note the age of the roof, the average life expectancy, the condition of the valleys and chimney flashing, and if sealing, repairs, or roof replacement is needed. Putting a new roof on a house can cost upwards of $6000.

 

Exterior repairs

Another expensive area is maintenance of the home exterior. Does the home need repainting? Are the window sills rotted? Does the vinyl siding have holes or need repair? Our Lexington Ky home inspection includes an analysis of the exterior walls as well as eaves, soffits, facias, porches, and decks. The typical cost to paint a home exterior ranges from $3,000 to $8,000.

 

Gain peace of mind when buying a home in the Lexington Ky area. Choose Absolute Home Inspection to evaluate the house and surrounding property.

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote.

most expensive home repairs in lexington ky home inspection

If you are in the process of buying a home, you may be wondering if it is worth it to have a professional home inspection. Most real estate agents and home buying experts will recommend a home inspection for two big reasons. One, to uncover possible safety hazards, and two, to find maintenance issues that may need attention.

A home inspection can alert you to major repairs that are needed in or around the home. You may choose to go ahead and buy the home, renegotiate the purchase price, or cancel the deal and continue in your search.

Here are just two of the most expensive home repairs:

 

Foundation

Problems with the structural foundation of the home that are causing leaks to the basement or other areas are difficult to fix. There may be flaws with new construction which cause water to get in, or over time walls may have cracked and settled in older homes. A cracked foundation can cost $10,000 or more to correct.

 

Stumps

Timber beams that support a home, called stumps, may need to be replaced if they are rotted or defective. One indication that something is not right is if there is a lot of vibration when walking across the main floor. This is a costly repair that if not done correctly could adversely affect the home’s leveling.

 

If you are considering having a Lexington Ky home inspection, know that part of the service we offer is peace of mind knowing that your future home has been thoroughly checked and evaluated. You’ll receive a detailed written report within 24 hours of inspection.

Are you planning to purchase a home in the area? Contact us for your Lexington Ky home inspection.

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote.