Roofs, Roofs and More Roofs – All You Need To Know – Roofs play a key role in protecting building occupants and interiors from outside weather conditions, primarily moisture. The roof, insulation and ventilation must all work together to keep the building free of moisture. Roofs also provide protection from the sun. In fact, if designed … Read more
Here’s a great article from Forbes Getty After the seller accepts your offer to buy a home, the most significant event before closing is the home inspection. It’s such a pivotal point that many home purchase agreements include a contingency that lets buyers dissolve the purchase agreement if major issues are found during the inspection. … Read more
by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard Provided by InterNachi Bathroom ventilation systems are designed to exhaust odors and moist air to the home’s exterior. Typical systems consist of a ceiling fan unit connected to a duct that terminates at the roof. Fan Function The fan may be controlled in one of several ways: Newer fans may … Read more
by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard History Between approximately 1965 and 1973, single-strand (solid) aluminum wiring was sometimes substituted for copper branch-circuit wiring in residential electrical systems due to the sudden escalating price of copper. After a decade of use by homeowners and electricians, inherent weaknesses were discovered in the metal that lead to its disuse as … Read more
Knob-and-Tube wiring (K&T) was an early standardized method of electrical wiring in buildings, in common use in North America from about 1880 to the 1940s. The system is considered obsolete and can be a safety hazard, although some of the fear associated with it is undeserved. InterNACHI inspectors should always disclaim knob-and-tube wiring during their … Read more
What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber that can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance. If your home was built before … Read more
A septic system receives, treats and disposes of unwanted wastewater and solids from a building’s plumbing system.