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A-PRO HOME INSPECTION OF COLORADO SPRINGS CO

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Welcome to A-Pro Home Inspection of Colorado Springs CO, the company you can trust for highly qualified and certified relocation home inspections.
For more than 25 years, our talented and skilled home inspection team has proudly provided thousands of home buyers and sellers with unparalleled service. Our goal is to give our clients a detailed report on the condition of the property they are going to buy or sell. With years of experience and a proven track record, we are your best option to get the most authentic and comprehensive information about a home inspection of Colorado Springs CO.

Services Offered By A-Pro Home Inspection

A-Pro offers a wide range of services, including pre-purchase house inspections, radon testing, and foundation inspections. You can also depend on us for a variety of specialized services, such as pre-drywall inspections, pre-listing inspections for sellers, pre-closing inspections, thermal imaging inspections and infrared inspections. You will find complete details on our website.

Whatever your home inspection needs, you can be assured of receiving professional service, a state-of-the-art evaluation of the property, and true value for your investment. If you have any questions, send us an email, and we’ll provide you with prompt answers.

Why Us?

We are market leaders in the home inspection industry, helping our clients make informed decisions through our all-inclusive 500-point, foundation-to-roof inspection including nearly 2,000 components. Our certified home inspectors make use of the latest technology, such as Aerial Roof Inspections and Foundation Level Surveys, to provide the most reliable inspections possible. Our company comes highly recommended by organizations such as the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List. If you are looking for a fully licensed and insured home inspection company with experience performing a range of services, including our pre-market inspection, you can call A-Pro Home Inspection knowing you have made a sound decision.

To hire a certified home inspector, call 719-208-7872 and let the team at A-Pro Home Inspection Colorado Springs CO take care of the rest.

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TRUST A-PRO® THE BEST HOME INSPECTORS IN COLORADO SPRINGS CO - TO INSPECT ROOF TRUSS

Home buyer, beware of faulty roof truss and or insulation problems when buying an existing home

When in the market for a home, some trouble spots will jump out like a sore thumb. But while problems like loose vinyl siding and doors that won’t open will be obvious, other hidden issues, such as compromised wood roof trusses, are cause for even greater concern.

That’s where one of our experienced A-Pro® Home Inspectors in Colorado Springs CO steps in.

As part of a complete foundation-to-roof home inspection, there are many issues your home inspector will be able to observe regarding wood roof trusses. Truss failure may result in the roof not being able to withstand excessive loads of wind and snow. Here are a few common problems discovered by the certified inspectors at A-Pro Colorado Springs CO Home Inspections:

Bracing Problems: The home inspector will note spots where web members have been tagged with a “bracing required” stamp, but no bracing has been installed. Other truss bracing issues include missing nails, T-reinforcements sliced in the middle rather than being continuous, bracing that is too loose, continuous lateral restraints that block the access hatch or are not properly centered, bracing lumber that does not meet size or grade requirements, and other concerns.

Removed or Cut Web Members: Any removed or cut web members will weaken the system.

Improperly Installed Trusses: The strength of the truss will be affected by nails missing from metal hanger bracket supports. Your home inspector will also report on lack of a bearing plate needed to distribute load when conventional framing sits atop trusses. This can result in sagging.

Poorly Manufactured Trusses: This includes misaligned plates, missing metal connector plates, and large knotholes. All of these issues can weaken the member.

Damaged Trusses: During the installation process, individual trusses are susceptible to a number of problems, such as metal connector plates that have been torn out or buckled, plates that are partially pulled out, sloppily repaired trusses, or cracked members that may have been the result of failure to use a spreader bar for lifting. Trusses can also suffer damage during shipment or from roof leakage. Your inspector will also note missing or corroded gusset plates.

Trust Uplift: This is a problem caused by seasonally-induced expansion and contraction of lumber, often resulting in drywall cracking.

Roof truss are just one part of an A-Pro® 500-point home inspection that covers nearly two-thousand systems and components.

Experience our difference today and hire certified local A-Pro home inspectors in Colorado Springs CO and surrounding areas, call now: 719-208-7872.

Mention this post and get a $25.00 discount with a standard home inspection in Colorado Springs CO.

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Home Inspection Colorado Springs | A-Pro® est 1994
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Five Questions a Homebuyer, Seller or Realtor® Should Ask a Colorado Springs Home Inspector before Hiring Them

Not all home inspectors are the same. So how can you be confident that you’re hiring the right one? Whether you’re buying, selling, or just checking on your home’s condition, here are five key questions to ask:

Are you certified and insured? CHI® (Certified Home Inspector) or PHI® (Professional Home Inspector) certifications are important, but they're actually not required. These prestigious certifications will assure you that your inspector has undergone more than 500+ hours of education and advanced training, ensuring that your inspection is thorough and reliable. PHI certified inspectors take it a step further. They’re also required to carry Errors and Omissions Insurance coverage. So find out if your inspector has a PHI designation behind his name.

Are you ISHI® certified? Make sure your inspector is ISHI (International Society of Home Inspectors) certified. ISHI standards exceed all others in 14 vitally important ways. Here are some critical checkpoints only required for ISHI inspections: foundation, furnace heat exchanger, all accessible doors and windows, installed built-in appliances, all accessible outlets and more. Additionally, ISHI written reports include positive attributes of the home.

Do you inspect the foundation? Most don't. In fact, if they say yes, be sure to ask them how they inspect it. They should use a foundation level device to take measurements throughout the house to determine the levelness of the foundation. These measurements are then recorded on a diagram - included on a CAD drawing – showing any uneven foundation settlement.

What if a potential problem is found during the inspection? This may be hard to believe, but if a potential problem is found during an inspection, most inspectors will tell you to call an electrician, roofer, or plumber for further evaluation. With A-Pro, you will NEVER need to call a third party, saving you time, money, and hassle with our "no further evaluation guarantee."

What happens if you miss something during an inspection? With most inspectors, you will have to pay for repairs and replacements - even if the problem was missed during the inspection. Their evaluation is little more than an opinion. When you choose A-Pro, you receive this pledge: “If we don't report it, we repair it™” at our own expense, for covered claims up to 120 days.

Have additional questions? Please don’t hesitate to call 719-208-7872 for an A-Pro certified Colorado Springs home inspector.
Home Inspection Colorado Springs | A-Pro® est 1994
Home Inspection Colorado Springs | A-Pro® est 1994
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Stairway Evaluation: One of the Most Vital
Parts of a Colorado Springs Home Inspection

A home should be a place of safety and comfort. For an excited family that believes they have just found their dream home, the thought that inherent dangers lurk inside may be far out of the picture.

During a comprehensive Colorado Springs home inspection, the home inspector will identify stairway attributes that pose a safety risk. The following represents only the most basic evaluations made during a typical residential Colorado Springs home inspection:

Too Narrow: After careful evaluation, the home inspector will report on stairways that are less than the required 36 inches wide (26 inches for spiral staircases) above the handrail and 31-1/2 inches measured at the handrail. This deficiency will be noted in the home inspection report.

Too short: The home inspection will include measurements to see if the stairway meets the 80 inches in height safety standard.

Insufficient Landings: Landings should be at least as wide as the stairway (36 inches).

Risers Too High or Uneven: During the inspection, the home inspector will measure to see if risers are taller than the 7-3/4 minimum and if they maintain an even height (no more than 3/8-inch variation between them).

Inadequate Treads: For safe ascending and descending, treads should be at least 10 inches deep.

No Handrails: Stairways with at least four risers should have a minimum of one handrail. During the home inspection, it will also be determined if handrails and guardrails meet height standards and are strong enough to withstand typical force.

Lighting Concerns: The home inspector will report on whether there are enough light switches, as well as note if they are operational and provide enough illumination.

Colorado Springs Home Inspection Safety Tip: Avoid using cleaning products that leave a slippery residue on bare wood treads. Your stairway may sparkle, but you will increase the risk of falling.

Stairway assessments are just one important part of an A-Pro 500-point home inspection. To hire a certified local A-Pro Colorado Springs home inspector, call 1-719-208-7872.
Home Inspection Colorado Springs | A-Pro® est 1994
Home Inspection Colorado Springs | A-Pro® est 1994
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The Porch: Five Critical Checks Performed by Your Home Inspector Colorado Springs

For some families, a front porch tops the list of “must-haves” when searching for a home. Home-shoppers may envision lazy summer days sipping lemonade on an old-fashioned swing, or talking with neighbors while watching hummingbirds drink from a feeder.

Your A-Pro home inspector Colorado Springs will see the porch from a much different perspective. Before signing on the dotted line, make sure you have a home inspector examine all aspects of the porch, pointing out defects, elements that may fail soon, and safety concerns that warrant immediate attention.
Here’s what you can expect from a porch inspection executed by an experienced home inspector, courtesy of your friends at A-Pro Home Inspection Colorado Springs :

Columns and Posts: A home inspector will visually assess and make recommendations on the condition of the structures supporting the roof and floor. This includes reporting on signs of rotting wood, settling, concrete deterioration, loose or missing bricks/stones, and other situations which may compromise the porch’s integrity. Remember that the ability to gain access underneath a porch allows for a more extensive visual assessment, but this isn’t always possible.

Railings: Loose handrails, bottom rails, and balusters can be dangerous. Your home inspector will evaluate whether these items are secure. The column which supports the railing will also be checked by the home inspector. When railings are not present, your home inspector will note if they are required under building code regulations. Further, the inspector will determine if spacing between balusters meets safety guidelines.

Stairs: The home inspector will examine the stairs for loose or missing boards, rotting wood, uneven concrete, or cracked mortar.

Roof: Signs of sagging, separation from the house, rotting wood, missing tiles, and leaks will be reported by the home inspector.

Floors: Pooling water due to poor drainage can damage porch flooring over time. Your home inspector will check for wood rot; loose, broken, and cracked boards which present safety hazards; sagging; and improper spanning of joists, which raises concerns about the floor’s ability to support loads.

Home Inspector Maintenance Tip: Never install carpeting on open porches. Carpeting retains moisture that could lead to hidden wood rot.
Porch inspections are just one important part of an A-Pro 500-point home inspection Colorado Springs. To hire a certified local A-Pro home inspector Colorado Springs, visit http://aprocosprings.com/ or call (719) 419-9696
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Vinyl Siding: Six Problems Your Home Inspector Is Trained to Identify
Here are six common areas of concern that may be observed by your home inspector, courtesy of your friends at A-Pro Colorado Springs Home Inspectors:

Loose Panels: One of the more obvious signs of compromised vinyl siding, panels that have pulled away from a house may be completely ripped off in a windstorm.

Panel Buckling and Warping: Properly installed vinyl siding will “hang” from fasteners. When nailed correctly, panels can easily move from side to side about ¼ to ½ inch. This allows for thermal expansion and contraction. When nails are fully driven against the hem, movement is impossible, causing the restricted panels to buckle over time. This is a condition your home inspector will note in the report.

Lap Joint Bulging: Your home inspector will observe siding bulges in cases where a ½-inch gap has not been provided between the boards' nailing strips.

J-Channel Issues: Around windows, doors, dryer vents, and other exterior features, J-channel trim abuts siding courses, providing water protection and expansion capabilities. Due to improper cutting and installation of the J-channel, water intrusion and subsequent wood rot – particularly on the sides of windows, corners, and above windows and doors – can result. This issue will be recorded by the home inspector.

Cracks and Breakage: This is more commonly reported by a home inspector when checking less durable, older vinyl siding products that are more prone to impact damage, such as stones kicked up by a lawn mower.

Presence of Exterior Sheathing: A home inspector will check to see if building paper or housewrap is installed beneath siding as protection against water damage.

A-Pro Colorado Springs Home Inspectors Maintenance Tip: Tree limbs and shrubbery too close to a home can damage vinyl siding. Keep your greenery neat and tidy to protect your investment from punctures and larger holes.
The above is only a sampling of vinyl siding assessments performed by a home inspector. A thorough vinyl siding evaluation is included in an A-Pro 500-point home inspection. To hire certified local A-Pro Colorado Springs home inspectors, visit http://aprocosprings.com/ or call (719) 419-9696.

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A-Pro’s goal is to perform the best, most comprehensive home inspections in America. Good decisions and successful home sales depend on educated consumers, and we believe home inspectors play an invaluable role in the process. Through industry-leading inspections, strong communication, balanced reporting and a desire to add value to real estate transactions, A-Pro is changing the way people look at home inspections. Put our knowledge and expertise to work for you!  Call to schedule an inspection (719) 419-9696!
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