The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Home Inspections
For home buyers and home sellers.
Here is the first how-to that addresses the needs of both buyers and sellers, making it the perfect companion to the bestselling The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling a Home. The buyer will depend on this guide to determine whether a house is worth buying. The seller will need it to determine which repairs are necessary before listing or signing anything. Readers will learn to troubleshoot all areas of a home, including its structure and foundation, windows and doors, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, insulation, electrical systems, and the roof, just to name a few.
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Home Inspections 101
Starting at the Top The Roof
Plumbing Will Your Money Go Down the Drain?
Heating and Air Conditioning
Doors and Windows
Walls Floors Ceilings and Stairs
Basements Foundations Land and Property
Garages Driveways Porches and Patios
Fireplaces and Chimneys
Siding Insulation and Gutters
Structural Framing System
Finding a Home Inspector
Bathrooms and Kitchens
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