Home Inspection | Rotten wood can be a major problem for housing. Rotten wood is not just something that makes your house look bad, but it can stop potential buyers from getting a loan to buy your home. If you are concerned about rotting wood, it’s a good idea to start looking at the ways it can be found.
In some cases, rotting wood is easy to find by looking around your home. Take a look at the siding and any exterior parts of your home. If you notice even a bit of rotting you can be sure that the problem runs deeper. Once you notice the early warning signs you’ll need to call a contractor to help contain the problem and replace the rotting wood.
If you’re worried that there’s wood rot that will complicate the sale of your home, it might be a good idea to get an FHA inspector out to your home. A good home inspector won’t just tell you if there’s wood rot, he or she will tell you if the rot is going to be enough to impact an FHA loan.
If you’re looking at wood rot in a home that you’re going to purchase, you may also want to talk to a 203k consultant. He or she will let you know how feasible it will be for you to remove the rot under the terms of your current loan. With a little work, you might be able to bring your house up to the standards it must meet for an FHA loan.
Wood rot can’t be ignored. If you suspect there’s a problem get a home inspector out to your property as soon as possible. The quicker you act the more likely it will be that you can take care of the issue while it is still manageable.
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