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What Is Roof Shingle Degranulation?

Did your roofer or home inspector tell you that your roof shingles are degranulating? What does roof shingle degranulation or granule loss mean and what are granules anyway? Let’s talk about what roof shingle granules are, what they do and what happens when they come off your roof. What are roof shingle granules? Roof shingle…

New Year New Home: a moving in checklist

Congratulations on making it through another crazy year! You may be thinking now is a good time to purchase a new home. The good news is, you’re right, it is a great time! But, buying a house is a big deal and there is so much to do! So many different things to remember that…

What Is Polybutylene Piping?

Polybutylene is a type of supply plumbing piping that was installed in homes all across the United States roughly between 1978 and almost to the 2000s. It is estimated that up to 10 million homes were fitted with polybutylene during construction. The reason this material was so widely used was because it was a lower…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Pie.

After a long day of booking home inspections and talking to real estate agents, a nice slice of pie is what this mama needs. I was trying to find a good low crab dessert that my whole family can enjoy and still be healthy to eat. I decided to try my own version of this…

Should I Get A Home Inspection On My Brand New Home?

Having your home inspected by a professional, licensed home inspector is a very important step when buying a home. This still holds true if the home is brand new and no one else has ever lived in it before. I worked as a contractor and carpenter for an independent home builder for many years before…

Is Aluminum Wiring Safe?

There is a lot of controversy surrounding single strand aluminum wiring even among home inspectors, with good reason. Not to mention the issues that can arise on the insurance side. Most homes with widespread single strand aluminum wiring were built between 1965 and 1972. However, aluminum is still used in a lot of areas still…

Reasons to Get a Home Inspection (#1)

Can You Do Your Own Home Inspection? The simple answer… yes you can. But, we don’t recommend it, and your real estate broker or other professional most likely won’t either. In the weeks to come, let’s go over the reasons why it really is a good idea to have your home inspected by a trained…

What Does “Open Ground” Mean?

Your Home Inspector or Electrician Says the Home or Outlet is “Ungrounded”: What Does That Mean? It is not uncommon for home inspectors or electrical contractors to find ungrounded electrical systems or outlets, especially in older homes. Let’s explore what this means and why it can be an issue. Basics of how electricity works When…

What are the different types of roof?

Why does roof shape (geometry) matter? This is a fairly common question we get during home inspections. Especially when we are also doing Wind Mitigation inspections. Roof geometry is very important, especially in Florida, because the different shapes can make a big difference when high wind or hurricane season comes! So let’s talk about the…

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