How to Inspect Your Own House, Part 2: Exterior Water Management

-  You’ll notice problems that you never would have noticed otherwise.  Experienced home inspectors can drive up to a house and instantly know where there will be water problems, just by paying attention to where water gets directed from the roof when it rains. The video below shows a home with an undersized drain system for the downspouts.  The best way to inspect the roof water management at the exterior of your home is to walk around your house during the middle of a big rainstorm. . Roof water management is HUGE.  The small corrugated drain couldn’t handle all of the water coming off the roof, so water was shooting all over the place in very unnatural ways ..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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Don’t Vent Your Clothes Dryer Through the Roof

-  The dryer terminal is easy to access at these houses because laundry rooms used to be installed in basements or on the first floor… but not any more. . Eventually, the terminal will get so filled with lint that air flow is obstructed, which will reduce the performance of the clothes dryer and could actually cause a fire. When that happens, where does the dryer duct go?  Through the roof, of course.  Most of the time.  The standard for new two-story homes for nearly the last ten years has been to install the laundry room at the second floor.  Cleaning the dryer terminal at old houses is usually a piece of cake; the lint can just be wiped off and pulled out by hand ..More

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Top 20 Home Inspection Photos from 2014

- . “Call us if the mountains turn blue” – from our recent caption contest.  This winning caption was submitted by Eric Aune ..More

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Window Replacement Part 4: (Vinyl) Lindsay, Alside, Simonton, Soft-Lite

-   Thirdly, many wonder why they have never heard of any vinyl window brands and it makes them uneasy.   Have you heard of any of the window brands mentioned in the title of this post?  Probably not, unless you’ve recently had some quotes done. .   Some think white is the only color choice and can’t imagine it looking good in their house. “Vinyl is cheap, right?” There is no doubt that vinyl has a stigma attached to it as being cheap in a lot of people’s minds.   Others who have done some research on the internet might have found some scathing articles about how vinyl windows basically fall apart immediately after they are installed (and some do!) ..More

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