If you’re buying a home that comes with an in ground swimming pool, you want to take the right steps to protect your investment. Before closing, you want to know about the pool and the condition of its structure and equipment systems.
A thorough pool inspection will assure a potential buyer of key issues ranging from the elevation of the deck service to the functionality of the pool pump.
Inspectors can provide a written report of their findings. This list includes any areas of concern. Swimming pools have a lot of complicated parts with which an inspector needs to be familiar. Pumps, filters, and heaters. Many pools have additional equipment components with specialty accessories.
There are five primary areas to examine during an in-death pool inspection.
If you want an ideal home with a pool already in place, be smart about obtaining a full evaluation. The result will be a peace of mind and a new home with a stable properly functioning backyard pool.
Flashing is usually built out of metal but can contain zinc, copper, steel, aluminum, and even plastic or rubber. Flashing is used to keep roof components waterproof and prevent any damage. Without flashing, roof components may come into contact with water that can saturate leak and damage the component or the structure of the house. Roof flashing keeps the integrity of your home intact.
Roof flashing installation occurs throughout your roof including all of the following places:
If you have ever noticed that there any leaks coming from around your chimney or vent most likely your flashing was not installed correctly or is no longer sufficient.
The main purpose of roof flashing is to protect your home from moisture and saturation. The flashing extends below your roofing and adjacent to the siding to create a solid, weatherproofing seal on your home to protect you from the elements.
So when having your next roof inspected or installed be sure that your flashing is properly installed by your local roofing contractor to ensure the best protection for your roof.
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL