As long-standing home service specialists, our team knows what makes a house a home. So, today we want to go into detail on what you should be checking for before you make your big move. Together we’ll identify important home structure needs and help you to address any that don’t meet your desires!
Are you preparing to make a move or looking for some home improvement specialists to get your new house move-in ready? Contact Shanco online today or call us at 301-208-0848 to speak with a project manager directly!
New Home Purchase Checklist
In order for a home to hit the market, it has to go through a fairly rigorous inspection in order to ensure structural integrity, as well as to assign the home’s value. But as thorough as these inspections typically are, sometimes things get lost along the way. Be sure to check these areas of a new home before purchasing:
- The roof. A leaky or shoddy roof can lead to tons of unanticipated water damage, as well as high heating and cooling costs. That’s why you should be sure to check the age of the roof, the materials, and, if possible, get up there to check for missing shingles or loose seams.
- All of the windows. Yes, all of them! A busted window latch means the home is not secure and safe. A good once over to ensure all windows slide easily and all locks engage correctly can really pay off.
- Doors and door frames. Though fairly easy to address, the health of the door is important too. Pay particular attention to the frame, since it’s harder to replace and accounts for quite a bit of home efficiency and security. Any splintering or misalignment needs to be addressed.
- The siding. Similar to the roof, determine the age of the siding and the materials if at all possible. Also, look out for mold, rot, and signs of peeling or bulging. If the siding needs to be repaired or replaced, it’s going to add a lot of stress to your move!
Home Improvement Checklist
Does the house have some problems, but you’re still in love? No problem! With top-class home specialists on your side, making some improvements can be fast and easy. However, you will want to account for any additional costs, seeing as you’re making quite the investment at the moment. When planning home improvements be sure to prepare by:
- Creating a list of wants and needs. Some move-in home improvements are a must have, like the roof, while others might be just nice to have, like skylights. Identify these features and then move forward.
- Forming a budget. Create a comfortable but firm budget with the help of your contractor.
- Consulting professionals. Find home service specialists near you and have a good sit down to discuss your wants, needs, and budget. From there they can build a plan that works best for your unique situation.
Home Improvement Company in DC, MD & VA
The trained, certified, and insured specialists at Shanco have been helping homeowners get the best in service and quality for years. We treat our clients like family and we don’t rest until we’re confident that you’ll love every aspect of a project we handle.
Contact Shanco now to get started or for your consultation! You can reach us online or give us a call at 301-208-0848!