An Exterior Insulation and Finish System Inspection should be done before you buy a Synthetic Stucco home (Southeast Michigan call 888-407-2609).
Everyone knows to get your home inspected before you buy it, but there are a lot of people that do not know if you plan on buying a house clad with Exterior Insulation and Finish System you should have it also inspected by an EIFS professional to make sure the system is up to par and if it is not you need to know how much it is going to cost to fix it. Essentially, they are 4 things that every buyer needs done before purchasing the home.
- Have a professional do a visual inspection of the cladding. A simple visual inspection for the well trained eye can find many things on the exterior of a home that are missing or not done right.
- The professional should be trained in thermal imaging so he can preform infrared thermography on the home to find any moisture anomalies.
- The professional should have an invasive moisture meter to confirm any moisture anomalies found by the thermal imaging.
- The guy that comes out should be able to put together a quote for the cost of repairs.
As a buyer those are the four things I am looking for when I call someone to come out and look at a house I plan to buy. I have had some people suggest this is a conflict of interest as the guy doing the inspection is also the guy doing the repairs which has some merit, but for me I am an honest guy just giving the buyer what they need. If you call me to come out to inspect the home you will get a guy that has over 25 years experience in the industry with extensive training in moisture testing and trained in thermal imaging. I have been repairing this product for over 15 years. I know when, why and how this product fails. You would be hard pressed to find someone more qualified to inspect your home. That being said I am not a 3rd party EIFS inspector because I do the repairs. To properly do repairs you have to be able to test the moisture behind the system. For that reason I own the moisture meter and thermal imaging camera and use them on a daily basis. Here is a list of my certifications.
EIFS Inspection by Corey Turcotte 888-407-2609
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