Independent Home Inspections & Consulting LLC
homes require knowledge of the construction materials, methods and building
systems used years ago to properly assess their condition. A historic home
will cost more money to own and require much more effort to restore or
maintain. My knowledge in the construction methods, materials, electrical,
plumbing and heating systems that were used in home construction (for all
periods) will help you size the cost and effort needed for any repairs needed.
There is also an increased risk of hazardous material being used in older homes. I will provide insight as to what and where hazardous materials were typically used and what you should look for and do to ensure your safety. This information is crucial in your making an informed decision.
Cost and effort aside, many people find that older homes have a charm and character that newer homes simply do not have. If you are purchasing a period home and are planning on preserving or restoring it, then you will want to know more than the condition of the home. Often older homes have classifiable style types which I can help identify. Also, knowing what is and what is not original to the homes period will help you size the restoration cost and effort. I can provide the additional insight and advice necessary top properly assess your period home.