Don't be Mr. Griswold. Keep yourself AND your home safe this holiday season.
So... it sounds obvious when you think about it, but...DON'T PUT HOLES IN YOUR ROOF. Seriously. Using nails, staples, screws, etc. to attach lights to your roof just creates an eventual hole, which leads to eventual water intrusion and rotting roof decking. This could cause a deficiency on a home inspection report.
Instead, use plastic clips. If you've never used plastic clips, check out videos like the Lowes Christmas light video we have attached below. They are very easy to use, and can clip lights to your gutters, shingles, or eaves. And best of all, they are damage free!
There are different types of clips for different types of roofs and lights. There are all-in one clips for shingles and gutters. There are eave clips, and clay tile roof clips, and clips for attaching lights to the peak of your roof. There are also Parrot Clips for stucco homes with tile roofs and no eaves.
Check out your local hardware/ home improvement store for more ideas. And remember to be gentle (and careful!) when walking on your roof. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Texas Premium Inspections!
Bonus: for holiday electrical safety tips, check out this from 1000bulbs.com:
Yes! We're so excited to have this video out for all our realtors and sellers who ask us how they can "ace" their property's home inspection. While there's not actually an ace or fail stamp we put on a report, your home will be more attractive to potential buyers the less deficiencies that are listed. As a seller, you want to present your home in the best possible light. A lot of deficiencies on a home inspection report could make the buyer assume that the property hasn't been well maintained. But there are actually many quick fixes or adjustments that can be easily done as you're preparing for the inspection. So here's 13 things you can do as a seller to decrease the number of deficiencies that show up on the home inspection report!
Did you catch the part where just changing a lightbulb or two could improve your inspection report? That's something you could easily do on your own, along with changing out air filters. We also go over a few other small repairs and maintenance items that may cost you a little bit to get handled, but may help you get the price your home deserves! One of my favorite tips is to get an HVAC person to come give your A/C a test if you have any doubts about its performance. Buyers get nervous when they see any deficiency at all listed about the A/C - rightly so since repair or replacement could mean a hefty bill down the road. But It may be just an inexpensive fix for you to have your service person just top off the coolant or perform some other small repair.
Watch the video for more home inspection tips for sellers and feel free to leave your questions in the comments.
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