Checking Window Seals

Inspecting  Window Seals   Many newer windows have more than one pane of glass. The area between each pane is either airtight or filled with an insulating gas thus creating a temperature barrier.  If the seal around the pane is “broken” it can allow air and/or moisture to enter and reduces the thermal efficiency of […]

Are you selling your home?

When It Comes time to RESELL your home don’t forget make it a “CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED HOME”   A-Pro’s EXCLUSIVE SELLER’S PROTECTION   WE SAFEGUARD SELLERS FOR 120 DAYS WITH OUR UNPRECEDENTED “CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED HOME PROGRAM”   Today, home inspections are conducted in the interests of the buyer alone.  But A-Pro has changed all that with […]

A-Pro Home Inspection Service History

The Franchise   A-Pro Home Inspection Service was established in the New Orleans area in 1994 with a goal to serve the area’s need for affordable, professional home inspection services. Company founder Greg Mangiaracina, co-author of the book “How to Market and Operate a Home Inspection Business,” saw a pressing need in the Home Inspection […]

Existing home sales highest since 2009 and the home inspection business is booming…

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Existing home sales rose in April to hit the highest rate since November 2009, pointing to an ongoing recovery supported by low interest rates and pent-up demand, according to data released Wednesday.   According to the National Association of Realtors existing-home sales rose 0.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate […]

Doing Home Renovations?

Home Renovation Inspection… Be smart, Be protected have your renovations A-Pro Inspected!   I’m sure you have watched those television reality shows and know the nightmares that can arise from home renovations when done incorrectly. Subpar materials, poor workmanship or jobs left incomplete. To the untrained eye it can be difficult to know if the […]

Structural Home Inspection Checlist

Wall/ Ceiling Surface Cracks: Don’t be surprised if you notice minor movement of cracks owing to normal settling and shrinkage.  But if your monitoring turns up dramatic movement, be alerted that repair may be in order. Wood Framing: Insect infestation and rot are the two archenemies of your basement’s exposed wooden structural components. You can […]

home Inspection vs. Appraisal

Sometimes buyers ignore the need for a home inspection because they don’t understand the purpose. Inspectors are confused with appraisers. The latter confirms the home’s market value to the lender but it offers consumers no protection in terms of the overall condition of the home. Buyers shouldn’t let anyone convince them that they don’t need […]

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