Storm damage, homeowners insurance, and finding a good repair contractor

-  Feel free to call your agent and go through these questions about your individual policy.   No contractor wants to be held responsible for a leak in part of the roof they didn’t do. Also, good luck finding a contractor who will put a warranty on a roof that they are only doing part of. ..More

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There are bad apples in every bunch

- If a home inspector decides to do this, they’re still “playing by the rules”. The standards simply do not require a home inspector to do this. According to Nick Gromicko, founder of InterNACHI, the InterNACHI SOP does not prevent a home inspector from reporting on components that are at the end of their life. ..More

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Infrared cameras, home inspections

- The image below shows a nice comparison between an insulated and uninsulated wall. If a wall is not insulated, the studs will be the warmest part of the wall. ..More

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State of the Union, 2017

- In fact, now that I think about it, it’s probably time for me to update our gallery of infrared images which showcases the kind of defects that we find with infrared cameras. Look for a blog post on this topic in the near future. It’s not going to be an energy audit, but rather one more tool that we can use during our home inspections as we see fit. We will no longer be offering infrared inspections as an add-on service; this is something that we’ll simply be including for free with every home inspection. ..More

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Dryer Duct Safety

- . It retails for about $25, and it’s well worth the price. You’ll find it hidden in that department with a GE label on the box, but this is the DryerFlex product. I blogged about this product back in 2012. It can also be purchased directly from Home Depot here ..More

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