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We want you to be an informed homebuyer, and each blog post is a question that we have answered for our friends and customers over the years. Hope they help you make a good choice for your next home.

    Whenever we inspect one of these houses, and start poking a screwdriver into pockets of rotten wood in the exterior trim, homebuyers react with surprise. “The realtor said the home has cement siding,” is a typical comment. “Why are you finding rotten spots?”

    The moral of this story is that, if you are buying a home with fiber cement siding, it’s a good thing. Just check to see if the trim material is fiber cement also. Having wood trim on a fiber-cement sided home is a not a reason to walk away from the house, but you should know that there will be more exterior maintenance and repair than a home that has a 100% fiber cement exterior.


While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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