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Using Infra-Red Cameras To Find Hidden Moisture Issues

By |2019-08-28T16:03:41-06:00May 23rd, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

Detecting moisture in a home with the use of infra-red cameras is smart science! This noninvasive technique is an extremely affordable way to find out what is going on behind the scenes in your home. With the aid of a special handheld device, your inspector can assess potential problem areas during a pre-listing or pre-purchase [...]

Understanding The Relationship Between You, Your Home Inspector, And Your Real Estate Agent

By |2019-08-28T16:05:02-06:00May 20th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

If you’re buying a home, we know the process can sometimes be intimidating. From real estate agents to home inspectors and mortgage brokers, there are a lot of different people involved in the purchase of a home.  Sometimes, it can be confusing regarding the working relationship that you should have with each person involved. So, [...]

The Top 12 New Construction Home Defects

By |2019-08-28T16:05:57-06:00May 14th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

You may think that purchasing a brand new home would mean that you don’t have to worry about defects or quality issues – but new construction defects are more common than you might think. Builders subcontract out most of the work when it comes to large building sites. All that coordination and in and out [...]

Stone Veneer Problems: The inside story to manufactured stone siding

By |2019-06-27T15:45:20-06:00May 6th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

Popular and attractive, but not without its issues, Manufactured Stone Veneer, or Siding Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer, is a thin siding, manufactured from molded concrete, to mimic the look of natural rocks and stone. Designed to be installed over wood framing, stone veneer can give a modern look to any home. However, stone veneer problems [...]

Key Traits Every Home Inspector Should Have (What to look for in a home inspector)

By |2019-11-30T13:29:03-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Pre-Purchase Home Inspections|

A home inspector is one of your greatest allies when you are ready to purchase a home. He or she can help you identify issues with a home that need to be addressed or repaired, before you close on the deal. This is why it’s important to choose a highly-qualified, professional and trustworthy home inspector. [...]

Roof Leaks: The Consequences Of Deferring Repair

By |2019-08-28T16:07:23-06:00April 25th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

One of the most costly problems that can face any homeowner is deferring repair of a roof leak. Your roof is one of the most expensive – and important – parts of your home. It is responsible for preventing water from leaking into your attic, walls, and much more. If it fails and you do [...]

Home Inspector Tools Of The Trade – What We Use And What They Do 

By |2019-04-24T14:37:42-06:00April 24th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

If you’ve ever hired a home inspector and were present for the inspection, you may have looked at his/her tool bag with interest.  Inspectors carry and use all sorts of useful gadgets.  The right tools are necessary for conducting a thorough, top-to-bottom inspection of a home. In this article, we’ll discuss this subject in detail, [...]

Types Of Asbestos: The Ultimate Guide for Residential Homes

By |2019-06-27T15:41:16-06:00March 26th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

Asbestos is a hot topic when buying older homes. It can be hidden, it can be expensive to mitigate, and is present in many building materials in houses built prior to the 90s. Plus there are many different types of building materials that contain asbestos. Because of this, we decided to write this asbestos guide [...]

LED Versus Incandescent Light Bulbs

By |2019-02-04T18:12:15-07:00February 7th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

If you are getting ready to start a lighting upgrade project in your home, you might be wondering which lighting to choose and the pros and cons of LED versus Incandescent Light Bulbs.  Here is a comparison article on how they differ to help you decide which direction to go. What is Incandescent Light? The [...]

Infrared Camera and Air Leaks in Homes

By |2019-02-08T11:39:04-07:00February 5th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Energy Code Info|

It is easy to detect air leaks when you sit next to a defective window on a super cold Winter night. Unfortunately, we don't always know where air leaks are in our homes or how they might be impacting our health, physical structure or wallets. One of the best ways to detect home air leaks is [...]