A tale of what happened to one home buyer when looking to purchase a home. Examining the roof is important.
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We want bigger homes. To improve the square footage of an older home, we add onto the space with new rooms that require new roofs.
At what stage does a roof need to be fixed? Are there roofs so bad that they cannot be repaired?
A guest post from a satellite dish installation company explaining how to go onto a roof without damaging the gutter.
Part of your plumbing system penetrates the roof. These are the vents, and they could be a source of leaks in the home.
Being on your roof during our hot Houston summer may cause damage to the roof, but it may hurt you too.
An inspector experiments replacing his floodlights with solar powered accent lights to see if his wife approves.
Photographs of findings in the roof and attic during home inspections. Are you a real estate investor? Here is a resource page for real estate investors. Back to the contents page for the home inspection photos Viewed From Attics are better viewed by moving around in the space, yet due to safety concerns, you [...]
Passive cooling is not part of our design methodology, but we can incorporate some ideas into our homes to reduce energy costs.
Driving around Houston after Hurricane Ike, shows an immediate need for some homeowners to take action and prune their trees to have them cleared.
A look at different types of insurance and the damaged that you may have to deal with after a hurricane’s flood waters damage your home.
Some quick links to drive your towards the proper place on FEMA’s site to apply for assistance due to damage from hurricane Ike.
A quick run down of common areas where a leak can occur in your home. The roof is not always the culprit.
The roof and its framing can show many issues with a home. Some start when a new roof is installed. During a home inspection, I see a common framing mistake, but some solutions can be done by the homeowner, with a little knowledge.
Common features in some reports from other home inspectors can cause problems for people trying to understand those findings. After analyzing a few reports, I go over some problems for the consumer.
Home inspectors frequently see the same things over and over again. Here are five common home problems which are easily repaired.
Performing a home inspection during rain is not enjoyable, but it does give you a clear picture of where water can enter your home. Improperly caulked exterior wall joints can cause problems when not fully sealed.
A home inspector looks at geotargeting a specific zip code, basing this tactic on his discoveries when examining statisitcs from his blog site to his static site.
There is a growing trend to make home inspections a standard practice in the sale of a home. Some aspects of this movement may not be in the best interest of those involved in the sale.
Thinking of changing your home’s appearance with a new roof, or do you just need a new roof, then you should take a look at this post which goes over some aspects of your plan for replacing a roof.
Thoughts on what is happening to our home designs and properties, and how that might effect our lives.
Dealing with common pests around your home.
Home security should be every homeowner’s concern, yet sometimes we forget the basics.
A look at gardening in a neighborhood, with an eye to growing your own food.
How to inspect the exterior of the home without a home inspector’s tool kit.
How does a home inspector evaluate a roof? Some steps that you can take on your own.
Tackling a difficult task, finding a way to inspect a foundation.