A walk around the perimeter of the home by a trained inspector is an important part of taking a whole house approach to remodeling. Uncovering issues that have gone unnoticed is an effective way to prioritize home remodeling projects.
For example, if there is a leak in the roof then it would not be wise to install attic insulation. Damage to the insulation can occur if water is infiltrating into the attic.
Other areas of importance are drainage around the home, land grading, foundation type and condition, siding, windows, doors, HVAC and trim.
Looking at ventilation areas on the outside of the home will also help to prioritize home improvement projects.
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