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A roof-mounted dryer vent is blocked by a build-up of lint. Lint is a fire hazard. Also a lint issue can cause other problems.

Keep Those Dryer Vents Clean

October 28, 2018

Why was there a wet spot on my ceiling during my home inspection? During this home inspection, we noticed a water spot on the ceiling of the laundry room.  Going into the attic, we found the insulation was wet under the dryer vent elbow.  All the junctions in the dryer vents were taped. Also, the […]

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Home inspection of deck ledger flashing. Lack of ledger flashing can allow water to damage structure.

The Home Inspection and Ledger Flashing

October 28, 2018

What is Deck Ledger Flashing? Most realtors and home buyers are not sure what deck ledger flashing is or its purpose and why it keeps coming up in home inspection reports.  What I am writing, is not meant to be an expert treatise on deck ledger flashing and all of it possible installation methods and damaging results.  […]

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Home inspections reveal Atlas Chalet Shingles

Home Inspections and Atlas Chalet Shingles

October 19, 2018

Atlas Chalet Shingles and Your Home Inspection Atlas Chalet shingles were produced by the Atlas shingle company from 2000 to 2010.  These shingles were installed in thousands of homes in the southern United States. None the less, it was soon seen that there was a manufacturing issue with the shingles.  Chalet shingles demonstrated the defects […]

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Counter Flashing

Home Inspection of the Roof Counter Flashing

October 16, 2018

During a home inspection, it is important your home inspector gets up on the roof.  The top edge of the counter flashing needs to be evaluated.  Caulking along the top edge prevents rain runoff from getting past the counter flashing and behind the step flashing.  Once water gets past the step flashing it can potentially […]

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Home Inspection Vegetation

Vegetation and Your Home Inspection

October 16, 2018

You need to manage the vegetation around your home! Overgrown vegetation around your home provides insects and moisture constant access to your exterior walls and potentially the bottom wall plate.  In addition, during the home inspection, vegetation this dense prevents the proper inspection of the lower portions of the walls.  As a homeowner, you will also […]

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10 Easy Ways to Save Money and Energy in Your Home

July 10, 2018

Drastic reductions in energy costs can be achieved through very simple changes, most of which homeowners can do themselves.

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Making Your Home Burglar-Resistant

July 10, 2018

There are a number of measures that homeowners can take to ensure that their homes are not attractive to burglars.

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Helpful Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

July 10, 2018

If you want to build a new home, there are important things you need to know to make sure your rights are protected.

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