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This was our first experience with Atlanta Property Inspections, Frank Cooper was the lead inspector and he was inspecting a new construction one bedroom plus den in Alpharetta for a buyer client of ours. The inspection report was both detailed and comprehensive. We have tried out a few premium home inspection companies over the past year, looking for a good additional inspection resource, and based on our experience with Frank Cooper, I think we have found it.

Julian Rather
Woodstock, GA

Atlanta property inspections gave me a very competitor quote and stuck to it for final pricing. They were able to get someone out to do the inspection so quickly. Frank and James were very thorough and helpful during the process they encouraged me to look at what they found, the good and bad, so I knew exactly what I am buying.  I couldn't have asked for a better inspection experience!

Erin Medford
Alpharetta, GA

My client used the company for their home inspection during their due diligence period. Jeremy and his partner were very kind and accommodating with answering questions. The report was very thorough and I like that they also note positive things about the homes in their report as well and not just what's wrong with the house. You can read the good and the bad.

Crystal Bream
Suwanee, GA

Have used Atlanta Property Inspections several times for my buyers.  Their team is always very thorough and educational for the new home owners.  Much information is shared about past/current codes, potential issues and how to have the issues repaired.  I will continue to use Atlanta Property Inspectors for future inspections, and my clients have been very happy with their services as well!

Michael Crawford
Sandy Springs, GA

I called several companies for quotes, and I felt that Atlanta Property Inspections was the most welcoming!  Thereafter, I had a wonderful experience at the inspection. My inspector was thorough, kind, and willing to explain things and answer my questions on site.  He was very knowledgeable and very friendly.  I am glad I did not skip the inspection for this 950 square foot condo, and the review has been very helpful, during my due diligence period in evaluating this potential home.

Norma Reynolds
Milton, GA

The inspector Frank came to our house to inspect the deck and provide a list of safety problems. While he was there we asked him to take a look at some termite damage in the attic.  When he went to the attic he spotted problems with a squirrel infestation requiring immediate action to correct for chewed wiring and unsanitary conditions.  We were unaware of this problem.  Frank provided a comprehensive inspection report in PDF format including multiple photos showing deck post deterioration, sagging joists and yes even a picture of the live squirrel in the attic. Frank is totally professional, knows his area of expertise very well and offers sound recommendations on how to correct problems without spending money for unnecessary improvements.  For example he told us the ledger board was in good shape and did not have to be replaced, only secured to the house wall with additional bolts. The small amount we paid for the inspection was well spent because the inspection will end up saving us money in the long run.

Jim Dowdy
Smyrna, GA

Dustin was very knowledgeable and friendly and made my client feel confident in his explanations.  He was quick to point out the positives of the home he was inspecting.  His report was delivered within 18 hours of the inspection and had plenty of photos and very easy explanations in laymen's terms. I highly recommend Atlanta Property Inspections.

Teresa Smith
Brookhaven, GA

Dustin was absolutely amazing. He did such a thorough job and was super friendly and helpful in explaining everything to me as a first-time homeowner. Highly recommend this company! Very timely and professional throughout the entire process as well!

Laura Leap
Buckhead, GA

This was my first experience with Atlanta Property Inspections. Alex Sozonov was my inspector. Very oriented details and willing to explained all questions with professional knowledge. Report came into my email box late night. Clearly, it has been covered all details. Plus, show up on time.

Peter Miller
Alpharetta, GA

Dustin is VERY Detailed Oriented and found items and suggestions on the home that I would have never thought of, the report provided very good insight on how to move forward with the sale of the home!  The staff at API was great to work with!

Ryan Heard
Sandy Springs, GA

27 2023

Ice dams are a common problem homeowners face. They cause the house to be damaged and the property to lose value. Preventing ice dams is easy and possible; however, many homeowners don't know their causes and prevention methods. To inform everyone, we gathered some information. Throughout this article, we will go over why ice dams are considered bad, their causes, ways to prevent them, and how Atlanta Property Inspection can help. Let’s start.

Why Are Ice Dams Considered Bad?

You have probably heard many times that dams harm a house. This is mainly because dams cause shingles to loosen and gutter to tear off. In the end, all the snow and water will be poured into your house. You can expect peeled paint, stained ceilings, and mold growth with water in your house. Let’s learn more about their causes and prevention in the following sections.

What Causes Ice Dams

There are several main causes of ice dams. Let’s go over them:

  • Air leakage: One of the main causes of air leakage. If a lot of air is transported, this will warn the attic and cause melting.
  • Thermal bridging through the walls: If you have an older house, ice dams can be caused by poor insulation. These mostly occur in places where the roof and walls meet. When heat is transferred, it melts the snow and causes the water to leak inside the house.
  • Heat-causing lights: If you have a lot of lights and other equipment that cause heat, air leaks will worsen. The heat will pass through the bulbs and melt the snow.

How to Prevent Ice Dams

  • Thankfully, ice dams have solutions. Let’s go over some ways you can prevent them fast:
  • Freezing the water: If you decide to shovel or throw in salts, this will cause big damage to the roof and will be bad for you. Instead, to prevent the water from leaking, you can freeze it and quickly solve the problem.
  • Rake the dam: If you are in a situation where you have to act quickly, we suggest you rake the dam. Pull the snow off the roof and let the water run down. You will quickly realize that it will cause the temperature to change.
  • Long-term solution: If you would like to get rid of this problem permanently, you must have home inspectors inspect and identify the cause of the problem. Based on their report, they will refer you to a professional service that will allow you to live an ice dam problem-free life.

Looking For An Experience Home Inspection Service? Atlanta Property Inspection

A professional service is crucial to solving ice dam problems permanently. That is where we come in. With over two and a half decades of experience in this industry, Atlanta Property Inspection is at your service. With our community support, amazing customer service, experienced home inspectors, dedication, and affordable price plans, home inspection has never been easier. Call us today to learn more about us and our services or get more information on your next home inspection in Milton. What are you waiting for? Call us now.