Even before the pandemic, it had become increasingly rare for Americans to set foot inside another person's home (unless the visitor was armed and wearing a ski mask). And on the rare occasions when you were invited into someone's house, it was common courtesy to look around and find something nice to say.
Home inspectors have the opposite situation. They enter other people's homes all the time and are required to discover the worst things about the place, as seen below:
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The video was compiled by Minnesota-based Structure Tech Home Inspections (and was lifted from this Reddit thread). Commercial though it may be, it's a great reminder that it's well worth spending a few hundred bucks on a home inspection before you buy it for $XXX,XXX.
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contractors don't deserve much of the blame - roofing and siding companies are notoriously terrible about attention to details like wall and roof penetrations. the worst culprits are ham-fisted and bungled DIY projects and repairs, or homeowners too cheap to hire the appropriate tradespeople for the work.