Reuben's Home Inspection Blog

Problems With James Hardie Siding Installations

James Hardie lap siding is great product, but it only performs as well as it's installed. I've heard a few complaints about this product from various home buyers, mostly anecdotal evidence about how the material deteriorates, but I've found[...]

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Foggy Glass? You Don’t Need A New Window.

While replacing a window with a broken seal is usually most people's first instinct, this isn't always the best approach. A couple other options would to replace just the pane or have the window serviced to make it look[...]

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The Buyer Should Be There

I want the buyer there for the entire inspection. It allows me to focus on their particular concerns, it lets me tailor the report to their needs, and it helps them to understand everything a little better.[...]

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Sediment Traps

While a missing sediment trap is certainly a code violation, I don't feel that this is a serious defect. It's just a good sign that an amateur has been doing work on the house. I've taken apart[...]

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