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  1. I saw some staining on the ceiling. Do you think the roof is okay?

  2. Should a front door open in or out?

  3. What are the building code requirements for a door from the garage to the house?

  4. What do those numbers on the manufacturer’s stickers in new windows mean?

  5. What does the “R-Value” of home insulation mean?

  6. What is an egress window?

  7. How difficult is it to change a window to french doors or a sliding glass door?

  8. We looked at the house carefully, and it seems alright. Do we really need a home inspection?

  9. What are the common problems you find inspecting windows?

  10. How can I improve the energy efficiency of my not-so-new Gainesville home?

  11. Should I buy a fixer-upper?

  12. What happens at a home inspection?

  13. What’s my chance of buying a Gainesville home over a sinkhole?

  14. I’d swear that crack wasn’t there yesterday. What happened?

  15. Is my house near that Superfund cleanup site in Gainesville?

  16. What should I wear to a home inspection?

  17. What can you tell me about buying a house with structural problems? It’s priced cheap!

  18. What problems should I look for when buying a country house in a rural area?

  19. What problems do you look for when a house has been vacant or abandoned?

  20. How do sellers try to fool the home inspector?

  21. What are the requirements for a room to classified as a bedroom?

  22. What is the steepest residential stair allowed?

  23. How can I tell if a window or glass door is safety glass?

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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.

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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