With winter weather settling here in the Northeast, you may assume that home inspection season is over. However, the real estate market never stops and the same is true for home inspection. In fact, there are actually some great benefits to having home inspection performed in winter. As experts in home inspection for Cambridge and the surrounding areas, we would like to tell you all about them!
It’s true that the spring and summer are the more popular times of year to buy a home. But that’s what makes now such a great time to buy, sell and inspect! There is far less competition. And, if you are looking to sell, you’ll get far more attention from your real estate agent. On the home inspection side of things, there are a variety of great perks to inspecting a home in winter. For one, problems that may only arise in colder weather will be more apparent. For example, it can be easier to detect drafts and insulation failures when it’s cold out. During the summer months, attics can reach extremely high temperatures making it difficult to detect areas of concern. In the winter, however, it can be much more obvious where there are cold spots or drafts.
Also, downspouts and gutters should be inspected to make sure that where they are draining is not a safety hazard if the water gets frozen. And, with winter’s fresh snow pack on the roof, it can present a great opportunity for our home inspectors to check the integrity of the framing and how things are holding up under that extra weight.
Roof damage from ice dams is another issue that will likely only show itself in winter. A professional inspection of the roof for patches of unevenly melted snow can help identify problems with attic insulation. When your home inspection expert from A.I. Home Inspection comes out, they will look for ice building up on the eaves and extending up under the roof shingles.
And, these are just some of the advantages to scheduling a home inspection this winter. Even if you’re not planning to buy or sell, annual home inspection can keep your property in great shape, possibly eliminating expensive repairs down the line. And, home inspection is a great idea no matter what time of year it is.
Are you ready to get some more information about home inspection in Cambridge and the surrounding areas? Call us at A.I. Home Inspection today at 617-477-3427 or Contact Us to learn more!