Are You About To Buy? Here’s What You Should Consider

The housing market within the soul of the south, New Orleans, Louisiana, is growing at an alarming rate. In fact, it’s growing faster than ever before. With the recent influx of new construction, remodels, and renovations, buyers and sellers alike are truly having a field day with everything that this soulful city has to offer.

Ever since the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina nearly 15 years ago, the city of New Orleans took some time to get itself back up on its feet. After rebuilding its infrastructure, rebuilding homes and buildings, and bringing some life back to the city and its housing market, the real estate market is effectively booming again. And with new construction, renovations, or remodels as potential options for buyers, there is, quite literally, a limitless world of options.

But, before you choose to buy, there are certainly some important things to consider – especially given the history of the city itself.

 

Flood Prone Areas

The city of New Orleans is exciting, engaging, and energetic. What better destination is there? With everything one could possibly need, and more, located right in the heart of the south, it’s no wonder that the New Orleans housing market is booming.

However, when considering your purchase options, it is of the utmost important to consider areas that are prone to flooding. All of us were able to witness the horrors brought by Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, either in person or on our television sets. We’ve seen the potential devastation floods can cause, especially in the city.

If your potential forever home is located in one of the city’s flood prone areas, you may want to delve a bit deeper into the features of your home. For instance, is it raised above sea level to protect against this? Is it insulated? Are there drains/levees in place to help? While these questions are surely going to be considered on a case by case basis, it never hurts to keep them in the back of your mind.

 

What Type of Insulation Do You Have?

Insulation can make a world of difference when it comes to flooding, mold, humidity, and differing temperatures. Some types of installations are more effective than others, and some insulations should be out of consideration entirely depending on the types of elements your house is exposed to.

Here in New Orleans, Spray Foam insulation is the absolute best choice you could possibly make when it comes to insulating your home and protecting it from the elements. Spray Foam serves as the perfect moisture barrier between the exterior and interior of your home, effectively repelling moisture and humidity, while also ensuring that the air from within your house does not escape or mix with the air from outside of your house.

Because of Spray Foam insulation’s ability to essentially air-lock your home, the air inside your home will remain cleaner, safer to breathe, and free of harmful allergens and other particles

Green Apple Insulation

Green Apple Insulation is the premiere provider of Spray Foam insulation solutions within the city of New Orleans and many other locations in the southeast. If you’re ready to insulate your home the right way, contact us today to get started. Click here to setup an appointment

 

References: https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_9777cdb8-6e7b-11e8-b76a-575e44aca6f8.html

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