Scott Dylan Westerlund

As a former property manager and the son of a contractor, Scott has experience in the real estate, remodeling, repair, and maintenance of the residential property industry.

In addition to Homedit, he has written for Angi and HomeAdvisor. His hobbies include weightlifting, playing piano, and spending quality time with his wife and daughter.


  • EXPERTISE: real estate, remodeling, repair, and construction
  • LOCATION: Nevada City, California, USA
  • TITLE: Home Improvement Expert

Scott Dylan Westerlund's Latest Stories

What Is the Difference Between EPDM and TPO Roofing?
7 Types of Roof Vents
Condos vs. Co-ops: How These Property Types Compare
What to Know About Unenforceable HOA Rules
Why HOA Covenants Are Important for Homeowners
All About the Home Appraisal
Homeowner Essentials to Know Before You Buy Your First House
Anticipating House Appraisal Costs
Don’t Be Confused About Home Inspections and Appraisals
How Long It Takes to Close on a House
The Importance of the Appraisal Contingency
How to Make an Offer on a House
How Seller Concessions Work
The Pros and Cons of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
The Pros and Cons of Homeowners Associations (HOAs)
What Do Utilities Include?
The Truth About Buying vs Renting
Property Tax Before You Purchase a Home
Don’t Forget to Budget for These Hidden Costs of Home Ownership
Getting Approved for a Mortgage
How to Estimate Home Closing Costs for Any Loan
The First-Time Home Buyer Guide: 10 Key Steps to Closing
Applications and Benefits of Ponderosa Pine
What is Hemlock Fir: Uses and Benefits
What is Hemlock Wood?
What is a Board Foot?
CDX vs. OSB: What Is the Right Choice for You?
What Is OSB and Why You Should Use It
Is Western Red Cedar Right For Your Home?
Understanding the Benefits and Applications of Mass Timber
What is Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)?
Everything You Need to Know About PVC Roofing
What Is a Composite Roof?
What is EPDM Roofing?
What Is TPO Roofing?
What Are Ridge Vents and Does Your Roof Need One?
The Basics of Roof Ventilation
What Brand of Shingles Is the Best?
What Are Your Roof Layers?
What Is an Ice and Water Shield?
What is Drip Edge, and Do I Need It?
What is Roof Decking?
Why Choose Synthetic Roof Underlayment
5 Common Causes of Water Leaks in Your Roof
How to Deal with Hail Damage to Your Roof
How to Know if Wind Has Damaged Your Roof
How Tar and Gravel Roofs Stack Up Against Other Options
Asphalt Shingles – The Most Popular Roofing in The US
How Much Does Repairing or Installing a Slate Roof Cost?
How Much Does it Cost a Copper Roof?
How Much Will a Flat Roof Cost?
How to Hire the Right Roofing Contractor
What to Expect During the Roof Installation Process