Windows are great, just not these windows. Desert Sun Home Inspections

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Windows are great, just not these windows. Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico.

I really like my job. But when there are issues with a home that doe's add to the safety of the home then there are some possible hard feelings with the Realtor who say's "There is not an issue".

The buyers Realtor actually sounded like the sellers.

"This home has been like this since it was built a long time ago". No Duh.

But right is right and safety issues are up front and foremost when it comes to the home being inspected.

Here we have a home with an added garage and there is not any permit on file. Of course this was done in the early 1970's.

This home had a carport by best estimates then the carport was "Enclosed" to create a garage.

Now it's up to the buyers to decide what they want to do about the windows in the garage to the home.

Here is what I found when inspecting this home.

Window in garage.

Not One, but there was two of them.

Windows in garage.

These windows were not an issue when the carport was in place. But now that there is a garage they are a safety issue. These could allow gasses and fumes from the garage to enter the home.

 

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Rob,

Not even that. The windows are high and you need to get up to see out. There are other windows for the living room so egress is not an issue.

Have a nice day in the Reno area my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 04, 2014 08:48 PM #35
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Charles,

True on all counts. Best case. Removal and repair the walls after removal. At least no heat vent to the garage.

Have a good day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 04, 2014 08:50 PM #36
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Vanessa,

Exactly what happens. The home was lived in till up for sale by the owner. There was no reason for the seller to think anything was going to be wrong. They could have not been more wrong.

Have a nice day in New York.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 04, 2014 08:54 PM #37
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Bill,

Simple steps here. Get a permit, pay the fine, remove the windows and refinish the walls. Simple.

Have a fine day in Destin Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 04, 2014 08:56 PM #38
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Richie,

These are things that just should not be found but they are. Now they need to resolve the issues. Congrats on hitting the one million point mark.

Have a good day in Riverside my friend.

 

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 04, 2014 08:59 PM #39
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Jay,

There are a lot of issues with this added garage. The door is actually grandfathered in but still listed as not fire resistant.

Have a nice day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 04, 2014 09:11 PM #40
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Anita,

The buyer says the seller will remove the windows and close up the walls. Best case for the seller.

Have a great day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 04, 2014 09:13 PM #41
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Joan,

Yes it is, this is why this needs to be taken care of.

Have a better day in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 04, 2014 09:14 PM #42
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi James,

Now you have another issue you need to look for when listing homes. LOL

Have a good day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 04, 2014 09:16 PM #43
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Conrad,

None at all. Now the fun begins for the seller.

Have a nice day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 04, 2014 09:17 PM #44
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I bet the buyers will consider themselves warned and move right on with the sale. If they want the house, that will not stop them.

Feb 04, 2014 10:04 PM #45
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Debbie,

They are having the windows removed. This will eliminate the issues.

Have a good day in Clarksvile.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 04, 2014 10:45 PM #46
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Good Catch Clint! I never thought of that. But I never seen a garage like this before.

Feb 05, 2014 01:03 AM #47
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Eric,

This is actually my third one with windows like this. All have been with an added garage after the fact. None were permitted either.

Have a good day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 05, 2014 02:05 AM #48
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for the post. I am glad the buyers hired you for the inspection.

Feb 05, 2014 08:47 PM #49
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Gita,

All in a days work.

Have a good day in Bucks County, Pa.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 05, 2014 09:12 PM #50
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Thanks, Clint, for sharing your photographs and examples of items that need correction.

Have an outstanding week. We always recommend a professional home inspection.

Feb 09, 2014 09:14 PM #51
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 Well Clint ... you knew Vegas Bob would have to stop and take a look because your talking windows! And you are so right, these widows should be taken out and replaced with solid wall!

VB

Feb 10, 2014 12:43 PM #52
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Roy,

Although these conditions are not found all the time they need to be addressed by the buyer. better safe than sorry.

Have a good day in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint cKie

Feb 10, 2014 08:32 PM #53
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Vegas Bob,

So right, This could let in gasses and fumes from the garage area. Not  good for the owners.

Have a nice day in Vegas today.

Best,Clint McKie

Feb 10, 2014 08:33 PM #54
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