- Dec. 26, 2018
-- AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service, a home inspections company that serves the Twin Cities and the surrounding areas highlights the importance of properly permitted and quality constructed home renovations. AmeriSpec, as a home inspection company, has come across a number of problematic home renovations during local area home inspections and hopes to educate the public on the proper way to go about a renovation.
From larger projects to smaller ones, home improvements have a direct impact on the value of a home. And, without the correct permits and proper building considerations, homeowners could run into some trouble down the line. If residents hope to eventually sell their home, the potential buyer is going to hire a home inspection service to check it out and if things aren't done correctly, some problems could arise. Homeowners could even be asked to fix any issues that come up. So what should area residents keep in mind when planning a remodeling project to ensure their home will do well in a home inspection?
The first and most important thing to do prior to a home renovation is to procure any and all necessary permits. Building permits are required for most construction or remodeling projects to ensure the safety of the structure. Some common exceptions include the construction of small sheds, new flooring, painting etc. Many buyers will not take the risk of buying a house with unpermitted construction. And, buyers may also have difficulty with bank financing if they do want to buy.
Next, make sure that any building materials used are not of poor quality. While saving a few bucks here and there is a good thing most of the time, homeowners do not want to cut corners when it comes to the building materials. A home inspection service will make note of any poor quality materials if found and that could affect the final outcome of a home inspection report and the potential buyer's final decision.
And, if homeowners plan on doing any renovations themselves, it is essential to measure properly. Depending on the type of work that is being done, wrong or inaccurate measurements could affect the structural integrity of a home. But even if they don't, inaccurate measurements will show in what the final product looks like. Professional remodelers know how to take accurate measurements and how to do the work properly.
When it comes to electrical and plumbing, these are often no do-it-yourself projects. For such important parts of the renovation, it is often a good idea to hire the professionals. Because if done incorrectly by an amateur, a home inspection service will definitely see and make note of any major plumbing and electrical issues, and this could also affect the homeowner's ability to sell their home.
AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service serves Lakeville and the entire Twin Cities and western Wisconsin. They are experienced radon testing professionals and home inspectors who will provide clients with a visual and operational examination of over 400 items inside and outside the home. For more information on AmeriSpec's corporate ranking, visit the blog http://www.amerispechome.com/