Stucco Homes

By Donofrio & Associates, LLC. | October 15, 2018

One of the biggest benefits of stucco is that it can help make your home more energy efficient. However, if a stucco exterior is poorly installed or not maintained properly, several serious issues can arise. The most serious problem stems from water-related issues—specifically, excess moisture that becomes trapped in your home. One thing you can […]

Request to Repair or Replace

By Donofrio & Associates, LLC. | September 20, 2018

Although it would be nice for the seller to fix every home inspection issue, there are only so many repairs most sellers are willing to do. What should you ask a seller to repair or replace? A sound rule is to focus on the larger items that require permits. Once the repair or replacement is […]

Asbestos and Your Home

By Donofrio & Associates, LLC. | February 21, 2018

As a homeowner, is asbestos something you should worry about? It first became popular as insulation in the early 1940s and was used in residential properties through the mid-1970s. Builders loved it because of its fibrous strength and resistance to heat. In homes built before 1975, asbestos was commonly used in thermal insulation and around […]