Damaged Roof? Unbiased Assessment?

Some roofing companies may have a financial gain in informing you that you need major work, while others may not. It is important to research the company before you hire them to ensure that they are reputable and trustworthy. Additionally, it would be wise to get a second opinion from.. read more →

Detecting, preventing and repairing wood decay: 🔍✂️🛠 Make sure weatherstripping and weather pads are in good condition to keep moisture away from your wood rot! ☁️☔

As a home inspector with 23 years of experience, I have seen many cases of wood rot at door jambs due to poor or no weather stripping. Even in new construction, the weather pads are almost always missing. Wood rot is a common problem that can occur in homes and.. read more →

Roofs and proper installation

Installing a roof is one of the most important things you can do for your home. You not only have to consider how well it’s going to be weatherproof, but also if there are any leaks or other problems with this major investment in materials that will last 20-30 years.. read more →

Moisture Intrusion isn’t just about roofing.

Moisture intrusion is always a concern for any homeowner and here is an example of one problem I find in older homes.  Someone had a new roof installed but never installed drip edge, and the siding has pulled away from the roof which now is allowing moisture intrusion issues for the.. read more →

Experience can’t have a price on it.

In this attic, I found a serious issue concerning the improper installation of step flashing at the sidewall. Here the step flashing is installed on the wrong side of the wall sheathing and therefore wood rot is the result. I can’t express the importance of viewing issues such as this.. read more →