The Hidden Heroes of Home Construction: Joist Hangers 101

As a home inspector, I’ve seen my fair share of construction mistakes that can lead to costly repairs and even safety hazards. One often-overlooked culprit is the humble joist hanger. These small metal devices may seem insignificant, but they play a crucial role in supporting your home’s floors and ceilings… read more →

Insulation Deficiency: Understanding the Impact

Ramifications of Insufficient Insulation is crucial for maintaining a comfortable home environment. Its absence in walls or ceilings leads to: – Insulation plays a pivotal role in maintaining a comfortable, quiet, and cost-efficient home environment. By understanding the importance of proper insulation and adopting various strategies for prevention and remediation,.. read more →

WHY OPTING FOR VALUE TRUMPS CHOOSING THE CHEAPEST HOME INSPECTION

Protecting your investment by choosing a quality home inspection offers more benefits than opting for the cheapest option. The true value lies in the thoroughness and expertise of the service. The Purpose of a Home Inspection Understanding the role of a home inspection is critical to recognizing its value. It’s.. read more →

IGNITE SAFETY! DON’T LET HIDDEN DANGERS GO UP IN SMOKE!

As a home inspector with over 25 years of experience, I have encountered many attics that show signs of past fires. It is always a shocking and unpleasant discovery, especially for the clients who are interested in buying the house. I have had clients who drove for days to attend.. read more →

WHY IS MY HOUSE DRAFTY? Understanding and Addressing Draft Issues.

A drafty home can be quite uncomfortable, especially during the colder months. Not only can drafts make your living space chilly, but they can also result in higher energy bills as your heating system works harder to compensate for the heat loss. If you’re wondering why your house is drafty,.. read more →