How to Avoid Heat Loss In Your Chicago Home

Chicago winters can be brutally cold, sending residents of even the comfiest homes to hide under cozy blankets. As we head out of the fall season, now is a good time to prepare your home for winter in the Windy City – including taking steps to minimize heat loss and keep your family warm and safe.  As of 2017, more than half of Chicago’s homes were built before 1950. This means that many [...]

2020-12-07T15:47:18-06:00December 14th, 2020|Home Tips|

Why Winter Is Such an Important Time for Chicago Home Inspections

While spring and summer are typically the biggest times of the year for real estate, winter can also be an active time for buyers and sellers. Plenty of people move forward with their biggest real estate goals during the cold, gray, and snowy days of winter — making home inspections just as important as ever! Curious about what you may be able to learn from a winter home inspection — and what you [...]

2020-12-23T11:52:58-06:00November 17th, 2020|Home Tips|

How to Avoid These Home Inspection Horror Stories

It’s October, which means Halloween is just around the corner. This is the time of year when people here in Chicagoland and around the country bundle up on couches to watch their favorite horror classics, or tell spooky tall tales around a campfire.  Being smack dab in the middle of the season of ghosts and ghouls got us thinking: What are some of the everyday horror stories that homeowners face?  Whether you’re buying [...]

2020-12-23T11:54:51-06:00October 19th, 2020|Home Tips|

The Importance of Protecting Your Home’s Foundation

The foundation is one of the most important parts of any home, if not the single most important structural system. After all, the foundation is the base of the house, in every sense of the word. It’s what everything else is built on or built around — and it’s an important part of keeping you and your loved ones safe, comfortable, and secure. But while it’s one of the most critical components of [...]

2020-12-23T11:56:46-06:00September 17th, 2020|Home Tips|

Who Needs to Be Present for a Home Inspection?

Here in the Chicago area, scheduling a home inspection is an incredibly important part of the homebuying process. A professional home inspection can empower you to purchase your next home with confidence and peace of mind. However, if this is your first time taking part in such a major transaction, you’re bound to have questions — including who should be present during the home inspection. Curious about whether or not you should be [...]

2020-12-23T11:57:16-06:00August 25th, 2020|Home Tips|

Why DIY Is Not Good Enough for Your Home Inspection

There’s plenty of reason to celebrate the DIY spirit. But when you’re buying a home or getting your property ready to sell, it’s important to remember that “do it yourself” methods won’t ever be able to replace a professional home inspection.  Let’s explore what goes into a standard home inspection — and why a DIY approach will never be a substitute for the knowledge and experience of a licensed and certified home inspector.  [...]

2020-07-02T16:34:30-05:00July 7th, 2020|Home Tips|

How a Home Inspector Can Help You Protect Your HVAC

If you’ve ever spent a summer day at home sweating away the hours, or had your heater fail in the middle of a tough winter snowstorm, you know the incredible importance of protecting your home’s HVAC systems.  Short for “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning,” your home’s HVAC system includes many critical components that work together to keep you safe and comfortable, including the home’s furnace or boiler, air conditioning system, vents and ducts, [...]

2020-06-12T13:55:56-05:00June 15th, 2020|Home Tips|

When Should You Schedule Your Home Inspection?

Owning a home is an exciting opportunity, and an incredible way to make an investment in your future. Purchasing a home is a step toward enjoying the lifestyle you’ve always wanted, helping your children get into the best schools, or living in a neighborhood that puts you close to work or family.  For many of us, buying a home will be one of the biggest financial decisions that we ever make. As a [...]

2020-05-20T15:32:44-05:00May 25th, 2020|Home Tips|

Why Home Inspections Are So Important In Chicago

Whether you’re buying or selling a Chicago home, or looking to better protect the property you already own, a home inspection is an important part of your real estate journey. A home inspection is a visual examination of the readily accessible systems and components of a home. During an inspection, the inspector looks for structural and mechanical concerns, as well as potential safety hazards. Your inspector will also try to determine the age [...]

2020-04-15T12:54:35-05:00April 20th, 2020|Home Tips|

Mold, Radon, and Pests: What to Know in Chicago

Whether you’re buying a property, selling a property, or looking to maintain the special spot you already call home, Windy City Home Inspection, Inc. has an inspection for you — including services and inspections for mold, radon, and pests.  What’s Hiding In Your Home? From the city to the suburbs, the Chicago area has a rich history — and the unique homes in our region all have character and stories of their own.  [...]

2020-03-24T08:51:45-05:00March 30th, 2020|Home Tips|
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