Should siding be installed touching the roof? It really depends on the siding. Vinyl and aluminum siding are can be install against the roofing if so desired, because they are not damaged by moisture. Any type of wood siding or trim and fiber cement siding should have a two inch gap between its termination and […]Read More about Siding in contact with roofing
Crazy Chimney with Poor Support
Some things you see defy logic !This chimney is one of them, constructed out of heavy brick on a wooden plinth: it’s just not done. If you were going to do this the wood framing would need to be so much stronger and bolted together: but it’s not.Probably needed to be supported be a heavy […]Read More about Crazy Chimney with Poor Support
Keyed Lock Not Permitted on Interior Deadbolt
A dead bolt with a keyed lock on the inside of an exterior residential door is prohibited. Yes it was permitted years ago and those older locks should be replaced. The locked door could pose a safety issue in an emergency. If the lock is locked and the key is removed there is no way […]Read More about Keyed Lock Not Permitted on Interior Deadbolt
Door Opener the Unwanted Key to Your Home
Would you leave a key in your front door lock when leaving your house, your garage door might be its equivalent.
When Wood Siding is Not Real Wood, Problems
Video about the rush to build houses cheaper, its often the beautiful wood lap siding that becomes a major financial liability for the home owner.
Roof Leaks, There is one way of managing them!
In this day and age it’s all about multi tasking in our lives and multi purpose when it comes to equipment. Inspecting an older home, we were surprised to find a secondary use for a kids paddling pool! Up in the attic, strategically positioned to collect water as it leaked into the attic was their […]Read More about Roof Leaks, There is one way of managing them!
Why Wood Framed Casement Windows Rot
Video shows problem with casement sashes. Casement windows are windows with sashes that generally open with a crank handle and they are hinged at the side or top. All the top of the line casements windows are made of wood, some with an aluminum cladding on the exterior. The area that rots is the bottom […]Read More about Why Wood Framed Casement Windows Rot
New Construction No Mortar Between Bricks?
Inspecting a four 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 were in the attic we discovered that the brick mason had dry stacked the bricks and blocks, in other words they had not […]Read More about New Construction No Mortar Between Bricks?
Garden Hose Can Burst Piping in Home
Cold Weather is on the way, as fall turns cold pipes freeze. Hose bib’s are the worst offender when garden hoses are left attached. All garden hoses should be disconnected to prevent the faucet rupturing inside the wall as a result of the water in the hose and faucet freezing. Hose bibs like the one […]Read More about Garden Hose Can Burst Piping in Home