Reuben's Home Inspection Blog
The local chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), called the Heartland Chapter, has been largely defunct for the last couple of years. I have volunteered to take the position of president, and the board members made[...]read more
"Two months ago the seller had another buyer inspect the home. The radon test came back at 1.8. Does this need to be done again? Thanks!"[...]read more
My biggest question was whether the Flir One infrared camera would be a viable alternative to a traditional infrared camera for home inspectors. As soon as the camera became available for order, I ordered one. It just showed[...]read more
When it comes to these roofing product lines, it matters very little which one of these three you choose; picking the contractor is WAY more important. [...]read more
This post will cover the inspection of exterior items such items as foundation walls, vegetation, windows and doors, and vent terminals.[...]read more
Roof water management is HUGE. Experienced home inspectors can drive up to a house and instantly know where there will be water problems, just by paying attention to where water gets directed from the roof when it rains. [...]read more
While a professional home inspector will provide the most thorough and accurate home inspection, there are a number of things that homeowners can look for themselves as part of regular maintenance inspections.[...]read more
Starting in 2010 I began conducting fairly long-term experiment by installing zinc strips on a moss-covered garage roof, and showed before and after photos after the zinc had 16 months to work its magic. Here's a follow-up photo.[...]read more
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This is a blog about home inspections and home related topics in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul areas. I try to focus on topics and issues, rather than stories and anecdotes... but you'll still find a few of those. To subscribe to this blog, sign up below.
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