Roof Replacement Part 2: Is Metal Roofing Worth the Extra Cost?

- Since it has stone granules, the snow will melt more like an asphalt roof. . Stone-Coated products like Metro Roofing have the advantages of metal without the need for avalanche blocks. Metro has shingle, shake, and Roman tile options. Stone-Coated Metal- There are some products that have an asphalt appearance but are actually metal ..More

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My favorite tool: the Milwaukee M12 FUEL™ 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver

-  Also, check out this short little video clip of my neighbor trying an impact driver for the first time. . What’s the difference between a drill and an impact driver?  Check out this nice description at Popular Mechanics ..More

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Air conditioners in attics: leaks make a big mess

-   I meant to put together a nice little user-friendly summary of the condensate requirements for the inspectors in my company, but I decided this might make for a good blog topic too, so here they are. . I don’t come across many of these units in attics, so I occasionally need to refer back to the state code requirements for these units to make sure the condensate disposal system is properly installed ..More

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CSST Bonding Update

-  To the best of my knowledge, all manufacturers of CSST began implementing specific bonding requirements around 2007.  The most common issue that home inspectors find with CSST is a system that hasn’t been properly bonded.  When CSST is damaged, it can leak gas and cause an explosion and/or a fire.  When CSST is installed without being properly bonded to current standards, there is an increased risk for damage to the material from a nearby lightning strike. . CSST needs to be bonded ..More

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Photos from New Construction Home Inspections, Part V

- There should never be holes between the furnace blower compartment and the burner area, because exhaust gases from the burner could be pulled into the air that gets distributed throughout the home.  The hole shown below was a ‘field modification’. ..More

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