roof: More properties 'fall' under the weight!! - 04/19/08 06:39 AM
When will they learn???A little maintenance goes a long way!!  I'll be the first to admit that my reasons for posting this blog about properties is to make money.  It's capitalism, and it's a beautiful thing.  That being said, I'll also be the first to admit that the message I'm trying to get across is simple:    "Whether you use my services or not to ensure your property is safe, at least make sure someone does it!!"I have excellent relationships with all types of Real Estate Professionals, from brokers and agents to title attorneys and they all agree with me.  Millions of dollars … (4 comments)

roof: Another fine example of neglect... - 03/31/08 01:37 AM
Alright, I've been sharing photos of properties that have succome to heavy snow.  All of the properties thus far have already caved, but the only damage has been to the homeowner's property.  Not the case this time, because if this FLAT ROOF collapses, shoppers could be crushed.
This is a local Strip Mall.  There are shops all along this brick wall, and they all share the use of this covered walkway.  The roof that you see is flat, and obviously has a large amount of snow and ice on it.  This roof was NOT meant to carry this load, hence the CAUTION … (2 comments)

roof: Where are the 'savings' in this? - 03/30/08 10:17 AM
I've recently been explaining in my blog how Gilliam Appraisal Services has expanded to include vacant asset protection.  Since most of Maine is now in 'damage assessment' mode from snow and ice loads, I thought I would share some photos.  These are of properties that haven't been maintained. 
This property had a new 2 car garage constructed just a few years ago.  The owner probably thought since it was fairly new, and had a 12/12 pitch to the roof (12 inches of rise / 12 of run or span or 45 degree angle) that they were safe.  Um... guess what?  They … (2 comments)

roof: The 'Costs' of Not Maintaining Properties - 03/29/08 04:37 AM
 
If you lived in Maine for more than one year, you already know about that 'stuff' that comes by every winter.  Actually, if you've been here for long enough, you know that it often shows up in fall and lasts sometimes into the summer.  Yeah, it's no mystery, it's called SNOW.  It's cold, wet and extremely heavy.
All areas on the planet have their perils.  Hurricanes, tornados, termites, desert heat, tsunamis and floods.  They all have a sever impact on people and their structures.  Maine properties and owners are lucky in most respects.  Hurricanes and tornados are few and far between, termites … (6 comments)

 

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