Before you place your home for sale, you want to make improvements so that you can maximize your sale price. To do so, you make improvements that will affect the value of your home, such as upgrading your kitchen and bathrooms. However, if you are like many homeowners, you may be tempted to cut costs by doing home improvement projects yourself. Unfortunately, there are some upgrades that aren’t DIY projects and may affect your home's inspection.
Replacement Windows Aren’t a DIY Project
When it comes to replacing your windows, you may think that this is a simple project that anyone can do. Installing replacement windows is a big project, and poorly installed windows can affect your home inspection report. If you install replacement windows improperly, you could reduce your home’s efficiency, increase the tendency for the windows to frost and undermine the safety of your home.
DIY Roofing Projects Could Undermine Your Home’s Inspection
It’s obvious that your home inspector will check your roof. The status of your roof is important when it comes to purchasing a home. As such, you may be inclined to replace missing shingles or patch cracks. Please do not repair your roof yourself. All roofing repairs should be made by a licensed professional to ensure that the roof performs as it should.
Your home inspector will look for temporary fixes and report his or her findings within their home inspection report. With negative information within you report a potential homeowner may be inclined to negotiate the price of your home below your asking price. In the end, you could lose more money than you saved.
Plumbing Repairs Are Never DIY Projects
Another component of your home inspection is your home’s plumbing. Your inspector will check to make sure your drains work as they should. They will also examine your septic tank and drainfield. If you are having problems with any component of your plumbing system, it’s imperative that you hire a professional to remedy the problem.
At Inspection Plus, we are home inspector professionals. We can help you discover areas of your home that may reduce the value home. Once you have our home inspection report, you can contact a licensed professional to make the necessary repairs. If you are ready to schedule your home inspection, give us a call today.