Sewer scans and chimney scans: both valuable inspection services

- For the record, neither of these are services that my company offers. . I’ve always been quick to recommend these services in the past, but based on the input from all of the inspectors in my company, these are services that we should be recommending our clients consider having done, regardless of our inspection findings. Starting this year, I’m going to begin recommending two new inspection services in addition to standard home inspections; sewer scans and level 2 chimney inspections ..More

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Need a chimney inspection? Hire carefully.

- When the chimney guy arrived, he had no ladder and no chimney camera. I just offered up my inspector’s ladder and asked the chimney guy to take a look. . It was in the same condition it was in a week ago. I arrived at the property before the chimney guy and used my inspector’s 28′ ladder to climb up the chimney to take a look down the flue. The buyers, their agent and I were all standing outside, so it wasn’t the appropriate time to ask the chimney guy where his equipment was ..More

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Melted vinyl siding caused by reflected sunlight

- That, or you could go the opposite route and take Marko Vovk’s advice. If you have melted siding as a result of your neighbor’s windows, my advice is to be nice to your neighbors, butter them up with some delicious food and / or drinks, and offer to buy them window screens to install over the offending windows. ..More

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Attic access hatches must now be weatherstripped, not sealed

- A 1-inch thick piece of rigid foam could be added to the top of this if Minnesota building officials want to be super nit-picky about this, but I don’t see that happening. While this only provides  R-40 and the code technically requires R-44, I say this difference won’t amount to squat. ..More

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A breakdown of energy ratings for Minnesota homes

- There are a total of 7,000 Green Path tested homes in Minnesota. In the spring 2016 Parade, 70% of all participating homes were Green Path tested. The Green Path is probably most well-known for being an important part of the annual Parade of Homes. ..More

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