How to Look

at a House

A home inspection blog
with answers to your questions about home inspection
and maintenance

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Find out more about removing interior walls to open up the floor plan of a house at our blog “Can I take out that wall? Is it load-bearing?”

To be prepared and get the most out of your next home inspection, read our blogs  ”What questions should I ask the home inspector during the inspection?”
and “What should I bring to the home inspection?”

To learn more about how to find and evaluate structural problems in a home, go to our blog “How do I recognize serious structural problems in a house?”

If you want to lower your homeowner’s insurance rate, see our blog “How can I lower my homeowners insurance cost?”

If you are considering whether or not to get a home inspection, see our blog “We looked at the house carefully, and it seems alright. Do we really need a home inspection?” before you decide.

To determine the average lifespan of different roof materials, see our blog “What is the average lifespan of a roof?”

If you need to know the difference between a hip and gable roof for your windstorm insurance, go to our blog “What’s the difference between a gable and hip roof for insurance?”

If you’re window glass is getting cloudy, see our blog “What is causing a foggy haze on my windows?”