As often as this church has been used over the last 100 years, the thousands of hours parishioners spent in the pews, the thoughts they must have had of the beautiful sanctuary, I wonder how many people thought of what was above the ceiling. The attic above the sanctuary is twice as large as the […]Read More about Hidden Beauty
As homeowners, we don’t typically give too much thought about the lights in our homes as long as they are doing what lights are supposed to do. We flip the switch, instantaneous illumination, we can see and life is good! However, it is usually what we can’t see that can be a cause for concern. […]Read More about Not A Bright Idea!
Inspecting a new construction home last week we observed and noted that the thickness of the insulation in the attic was between two and eight inches deep, as opposed to the twelve inches that should have been there according to the foreman. There was no card (as required) stapled at the access stating what the […]Read More about Incorrect Certification
Video explains highlights that manufacturers installation instructions are rarely followed which poses a safety issue. The most important fastener in the one in the hinge.
Looking at the “floor” of an attic in an older house that was insulated between 1919 and the late 50’s you might see a granular material with a silver/ whitish colors where you expected to see fiberglass insulation. If you are looking at buying or are living in a home with this stuff you need […]Read More about Granules in Attic (What’s It?)
Inspecting a 4 year old home in Xenia. The front of a two story the house had a big brick gable above the garage and on up into the roof. When we made our way into the attic we discovered that the brick mason had dry stacked the bricks and blocks, in other words they […]Read More about Who Needs Mortar between Bricks?
When the chimney was installed the mason correctly built around the roof truss (framing) instead of cutting through the truss. Trusses are all too often modified with sections removed instead of ordering the correct truss from the manufacturer when the house was built. Modified trusses lose their load-carrying capacity when modified and any modifications need […]Read More about Roof Truss Modifications
Would we “call” this “disadvantage home team”, found in an attic last week, quirky reuse of a tennis ball container as an electrical junction box. Yes it works, No its not permitted!
COULD YOUR ATTIC BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH?Dangerous Attic Insulation may be hidden above your ceiling. In newer homes the insulation is usually soft and puffy fiberglass or a cellulose (very finely ground paper). In some older homes a granular product with a silver glint to it may have been used to insulate the attic. […]Read More about Hidden Danger
Bathroom venting is simple and necessary to remove excess moisture from the bathroom, a fan, a pipe and a vent on the roof or exterior wall. This professionally remodeled home in a Dayton historic area appeared to have it all until we questioned the direction of the piping in the attic. None of the pipes […]Read More about Bathroom Vent Confusion