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Apr 17

Tips And Also Advice About Purchasing A Home

Sometimes, it takes only a small investment in order to improve your house’s value. If you intend to put your home on the market in the near future, do a couple of quick projects to boost your home’s value. A good example is a clean coat of interior and exterior paint. While painting will set you back only a hundred dollars or so, it is an update that can significantly boost curb appeal and add to the value of your home.

Most companies use thin sheets of cheap felt on their products but better quality buildings have thicker felt shingles that should last for at least 10 years. Your shed will be supplied with floorboards nailed to preservative treated joists. These are the most vulnerable part of the building so try and keep the floor as dry as possible by standing the shed on paving slabs or a concrete slab, with some DPC membrane between the stone and the timber.

Buyers and seller can search for their own home inspectors or they can go with the advice of a realtor who will recommend one for them. The cost of the home inspection will vary with the size of the house and the location. Usually a home inspection will run from $485 and up.

Your termite inspection will also be due at this time. As a rule, the seller pays for this, but may add a clause into the offer. For example, “seller will pay a maximum of $2000 dollars for termite inspection and damage”. If you do have termites, depending on the extent of the damage, the $2000 may not cover the costs. The termite inspector will also include any rotting smell under floorboards and fungal, (fungus) infestation in his report.

One tool that is used on jobs big and small, and is the cause of many injuries is the ladder. Ladders range in size and can be used for simple home repair to extensive commercial construction. By following a few simple steps you can avoid ladder injuries.

New Woodwork – Examine new, unpainted woodwork for cracks and gaps, and fill them with an exterior grade wood filler. When dry, rub the whole of the wood with fine glass paper, working only with the grain of the wood. Brush off dust with an old paintbrush.