Buying a house? Whether you’re buying your first home ever, or just moving to your dream home, the process can be long and complicated. On the other hand, you may think its easy and find out its not. When it comes to buying a home there are lots of important things to look for. E.G. Is the home wood frame or have lots of tree cover?Not only that, it is also good to know what paperwork you need to have together as well. For example, WDO report aka Wood Destroying Organisms Report. We will touch upon a couple of important things to keep in mind when buying your home.
Buying A House; WDO Reports
WDO Reports are required by law in the state of Florida when you are buying a home. This report is a written report of an inspection on a home for visible and accessible evidence of an infestation or damage by wood destroying organisms. This includes, Termites, fungi, and wood destroying beetles.
Other Factors To Watch For
First, watch out for wood framed houses. Florida is a very “wet” state and wood is very susceptible to water damage. Therefore, this doesn’t only cause mold issues but it welcomes Termites and other wood destroying organisms as well. You may be wondering how moisture and Termites relate. Well, Termites prefer wood with a higher concentration on moisture, leading the wood more susceptible. Unfortunately, since wood is higher maintenance, the insurance is more expensive on wood frame homes. Due to all these susceptibilities wood frame houses are more maintenance overall to upkeep to prevent these types of damages.
Second, watch out for large trees right next to the house. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying to have a bare wide open yard, but to beware of trees that are right up next to your home. Yes of course, the high winds can knock tree limbs on to your home. Besides that, the roots of the tree can actually span and grow under your foundation and potentially crack or shift the foundation. So, this causes another pathway for Termites to enter to your home. Thirdly, the leaves falling on the ground for the trees creates a nice wet ground around your home, allowing more pests close to your home with potential to enter.
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