Home Defects

Top 10 Home Defects

  • Roof leaks due to flashing and valley problems
  • Water penetration in the basement or crawlspace due to the surface water conditions
  • Electrical safety issues due to age of home
  • Deterioration of the wall material or substrate behind ceramic tile in shower and tub areas
  • Roof material failure due to age and deterioration
  • Heating unit and distribution system inequities due to age and workmanship or system compromises
  • Structural issues due to improper construction and/or alterations, or excessive unbalanced load (ie. Failing concrete block foundation wall)
  • Fire safety issues related to fireplace chimneys
  • Termite and other wood destroying organisms due the local environment and conducive conditions
  • On-site waste (septic) system failures usually due to lack of maintenance

Home Component Life Span

Air Conditioning Compressor 8-15
Heat Pump(outside unit) 6-12
Forced Air, Gas Furnace 15-20
Electric Furnace (heating elements  may need periodic replacement) 15-20
Electric Baseboard Heaters 10-15
Hot Water Heater 8-12
Garbage Disposal 5-10
Dishwasher 7-12
Ranges & Ovens 15-20
Cooktop 15-20
Built-in Microwave 5-10
Trash Compactors 5-12
Galvanized Gutters 14-20
Composition Shingle Roof (1st roof) 15-30 (depends on shingle grade)
Composition Shingle Roof (2 layers) 12-26 (depends on shingle grade)
Roll Roofing 6-10
Wood Shake Roofing 18-24
Wood Shingle Roofing 16-20
Slate Roofing 40-80

We serve the Kansas City Metro & Surrounding Areas in Kansas and Missouri, such as:

MISSOURI - Belton, Blue Springs, Buckner, Excelsior Springs, Gladstone, Grain Valley, Grandview, Greenwood, Harrisonville, Higginsville, Independence, Kansas City, Kearney, Lathrop, Lawson, Lee’s Summit, Lexington, Liberty, Lone Jack, North Kansas City, Oak Grove, Odessa, Parkville, Platte City, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, and Raytown.

KANSAS - Fairway, Gardner, Kansas City, Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Mission, Mission Hills, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Shawnee, Stillwell, and Westwood