From The Desk of
BRINKS ALLIANCE PROVING TO BE SUCCESSFUL
We are very pleased that the Brinks arrangement has been accepted
extremely well by our clients during the first several months that
this alliance has been operational. Brinks Home Security inspectors
have been providing a free home alarm inspection during the home
inspection to every Alban client for any newly purchased home that
has a security system.
In addition, all home buying clients of Alban Home Inspection
Service receive a 90- day limited structural and mechanical
warranty. Provided by American Home Warranty Company, this warranty
covers many aspects of our home inspection. The warranty starts the
day of the inspection and runs for 90 days or three weeks after the
closing whichever is longer.
The benefits of the Brinks program are completely free. After
settlement, clients are given the opportunity to receive a free,
fully installed and operational home warranty system if they
contract with Brinks for three years of monitoring. The warranty
provides peace of mind for the initial move in period against
warranted components being deficient.
This is especially important for hidden problems that our inspectors
could not find during the home inspection. In two cases this year,
hidden rotted floor joists were discovered when carpeting or other
flooring materials were removed. Floor joists are considered
structural and thus the warranty would have provided relief.
Homebuyers should select Alban Home Inspection Service, Inc. because
Alban home inspectors provide a quality home inspection and
outstanding service, including an onsite report and digital
photography. Realtors should mention to clients the free Brinks
Alarm Inspection and Warranty program as one more reason to chose
Alban Home Inspection Service, Inc. for their home inspection and
environmental testing needs.
Damaged roofs cause grief, inconvenience and property damage costing
thousands of dollars. It pays to take the care required to preserve
and lengthen your roof’s life.
Follow these simple steps to keep your roof in good condition.
• Always keep gutters and downspouts
clean and clear of debris.
• To prevent corrosion, avoid allowing
incompatible metals (e.g., copper flashing and galvanized nails) to
• Direct downspouts onto splashbacks that slant away from the
foundation or into other gutters. Downspouts should never direct
rain onto a lower roof surface.
• Do not paint roofing shingles. Painting
removes the roof’s granules.
• Do not drive nails into valleys or other
places where they will be exposed
• Closely follow all manufacturer’s instructions.
• Observe local building codes that limit the number of shingle
layers applied. Additional shingle layers can cause structural
problems because of weight increase. (Also, extra layers make it
difficult for roofing nails to pierce the sheathing.)
• Cut back tree limbs that touch the house, roof and gutters to
prevent the buildup of moss and decrease damage caused by damp or
Finally, when considering nail-over replacements, be advised that
they last only 65-75% as long as a completely new roof.
Call Alban Home Inspection Service, Inc., if we can answer any of
your questions about roofs or any other housing problem.