Top “Feel-Good” Home Inspection Pics from 2014

-  The second photo below shows the wall mounted refrigerator. Original Appliances from 1956 – they still worked too. ..More

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Bath Fan Terminal Inspections

-  To check the operation of the damper, turn the fan on and make sure air is coming out at the terminal.  The other common reason for roof caps to get stuck shut is wasps. Dampers made before 2006 had a serious flaw that caused the damper to get stuck closed all by itself.  For more information on that topic, click here: A Common Problem with Roof Caps for Bath Fans. If the damper at the roof cap gets stuck shut, it’s pretty much a guarantee that moisture will condense inside the duct.  If there is no air movement, check to make sure the damper opens freely.  They love to make nests inside of roof caps, and even the smallest nests are enough to prevent a roof cap from opening. .  Just one more reason to hate wasps, right? ..More

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Siding Replacement Wars: James Hardie vs. LP SmartSide in a Battle for Contractors, Builders, and You

- Pepsi vs. These two really don’t like each other; they make the Vikings/Packers rivalry look pretty tame in comparison. Coke, Chevy vs. And like Vikings/Packers, the front line of this battle is taking place in the Twin Cities because this is one of the top remodeling and building markets in the nation. We’ve all seen some epic battles over competing products in which parts of the ad campaign relied on going after the competition. Android are just a few. While those have played out on the national stage, home improvement product battles take place with the contractors, builders, or with you at your kitchen table. Ford, or today’s PC vs. . The current battle of paintable composite siding boards has given rise to quite the rivalry between LP SmartSide and James Hardie. Mac and I-Phone vs ..More

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Minnesota Stucco Repairs: Case Study #2, Moderate Repairs

- Finally, new stucco is installed, the old stucco is caulked and sealed, and everything is painted with a high-quality, breathable stucco paint to give the entire front of the house a uniform look. ..More

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The Problem with Attaching a Deck to a Cantilevered Floor

- D, in the May issue of the ASHI Reporter.  I’ve already blogged about the importance of strong guardrails at decks, and I’ve blogged about the importance of properly attaching a deck to the house, but I need to revisit that last topic. That’s a quote from ASHI Certified Inspector John Bouldin, Ph.  After attending an excellent seminar at Inspection World by John Bouldin on deck inspections, I have a little more information to share about one of the more common deck construction defects that home inspectors come across on a regular basis. ..More

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