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The Differences Between a Home Appraisal and a Home Inspection

A home appraisal and a home inspection are two distinct processes that serve different purposes when it comes to buying or selling a home. A home appraisal is an evaluation of a home’s market value by a licensed and impartial professional. This process typically occurs when a homeowner is looking to refinance their mortgage or […]

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A-Pro Winter Newsletter 2023

A-Pro at Your Service Welcome to our winter edition of From the Rafters. Today’s newsletter is all about looking forward…moving ahead…keeping our eyes on the prize rather than looking over our shoulders. It can be too easy for any of us to dwell on the past, thinking about what could have been. Obviously, the pandemic […]

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Common Home Inspection Finds in Tulsa

1. Roof/Chimney/Gutter Issues: In Tulsa, common home inspection finds may include damaged, missing, or clogged gutters, unattached or missing shingles, and cracked or loose chimney bricks. 2. Electrical Issues: Faulty wiring, inadequate grounding, and poor lighting are common issues found in Tulsa home inspections. 3. HVAC System: Issues with the HVAC system, including improper installation, […]

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7 important things about your home inspector in Tulsa

1. Experienced – A qualified home inspector in Tulsa will have years of experience in performing inspections. They should be familiar with the local building codes and regulations, as well as have a comprehensive understanding of the equipment and tools needed for a successful inspection. 2. Comprehensive – A comprehensive home inspection in Tulsa will […]

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How Home Inspectors Use Their Nose to Sniff Out Trouble in a Home

As we discussed in last week’s blog post about how home inspectors employ their sense of hearing to discover potential problems in a home, today we’ll be exploring an inspector’s use of their olfactory system, or “sense of smell,” to determine if odors found during a comprehensive roof-to-foundation inspection are cause for concern or not. […]

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Home Inspectors Use Their Ears to Perform Complete Inspections

When home inspectors talk about inspections being “observational,” that may imply that the professional who checks out your home from roof to foundation only uses their sense of sight to assess the property. While reporting on defects that an inspector can see is a major part of a complete inspection (e.g., observing missing shingles, corroded […]

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Split Cooling Systems—Some Common Problems Your Home Inspector May Discover

We thought the scorching month of August would be a great time to honor one of America’s most notable inventors and discuss another important part of a complete A-Pro 500-point home inspection. First, a few words about the inventor to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude, especially if you live in hotter climates. […]

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Inspecting Roof Coverings Checklist Part 5: Tile Roofs

For our final blog post in our series about inspecting roof coverings, we look into the ins and outs of a roof type known for its distinctive style, resistance to heat and salt spray, and long service life—concrete and clay tiles. Though certainly not as popular as asphalt shingles, these materials can be found throughout […]

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Inspecting Roof Coverings Checklist Part 4: Metal Roofs

In this next installment in our series about roof coverings and common problems, we’ll be checking out some of the things your home inspector will be looking for when assessing a metal roof—an option that is enjoying greater popularity in neighborhoods throughout the U.S., although it still has a long way to go to catch […]

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Inspecting Roof Coverings Checklist Part 3: Slate

In our ongoing look at roof coverings and the problems reported on by home inspectors, we’ve already explored issues associated with asphalt shingles and cedar shakes/shingles. If you’ve been reading closely, a common theme has emerged when discussing these critical elements of a home: Nothing lasts forever. This adage rings true for every part of […]

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