Why is it not a good idea to have a moisture only home inspection/ building inspection completed?
A Buyers Choice Home Inspections do not do moisture testing alone. You may say why not? The reason is that stand alone moisture testing is not a good indication of weather tightness or future weather tightness. To be able to accurately assess a home for weather tightness and moisture related issues resulting from water ingress or penetration into the homes you must look at all the risk factors and all the other factors related.
In Auckland there have been many leaky buildings and people are often scared of monolithic homes. At A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections we report on the type and condition of the cladding and roof systems noting the correct use of flashings and also that all penetrations are sealed well. Roof to wall junctions, eaves and or the lack of eaves must be inspected and noted to be able to make a qualified decision about the property. Some properties may do well in a moisture only test today but suffer from moisture ingress/penetration problems within the next month, year or decade due to the type and condition of the claddings, flashings and sealants etc.
Why risk it? Call Duane Turner from A Buyers Choice Home Inspections Today:
09 8118 018 / 027 376 4806 / 0800 86 36 36
A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections
Waitakere & Surrounding Areas
(Waitakere Building Inspections Ltd)