Well, it's getting to be that time of year again - winter. Winter, and in particular - snow, makes winter home inspections here in Calgary very interesting.
For instance, I am sure there is a sidewalk underneath the snow in this picture. But how can it get inspected without being able to see it?
Winter does present some challenges on a home inspection. Snow covers things. For instance the roof, decks, patios, and more. So it has some limitations.
Winter is not all bad though. In fact, there are a lot of advantages to having a home inspection performed in the winter time with snow on things.
For instance, winter really stresses a building. Want to see how energy efficient your home is? Want to find all the drafts? Then winter is the time to get your home inspection.
Also, you get to see how your roof performs with a constant amount of water on it (ie melting snow) so you get to find all of those leaks. You also get to see how your roof structure does under the weight of the snow.
So all in all, winter is actually a great time to get a home inspection done. So contact us today!
Dave Graham, Tempest Home Inspection. Calgary Alberta