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Charlotte NC Home Inspector Explains Trim Damage

November 14th, 2011 · No Comments



One of the most common problems we see daily on our home inspections is trim damage.  Trim damaged is caused moisture gets to wood on your house where it is not primed or painted.  Wood is porous and will wick up water.  Usuallly the exposed wood is primed and painted and can handle weathering.  The problem comes once moisture gets in behind the the wood and it gets wicked up.  This is why you have to keep all wooden joints caulked.  Areas that are most likely to get moisture damage are trim joints and places where wood meets other other materials like where the garage trim is like in this picture.

Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection Carolina have providing thorough quality home inspections in the Charlotte NC area for over 15 years.  Preston has a masters’ degree in Education and has taught Home Inspection classes for years.  He also is a certified infrared thermographer.  Home Inspection Carolina has  been on TV many times and has a Charlotte Home Inspector radio show .  So you are in need of a home inspection in Charlotte NC, Gastonia NC, Weddington NC, Mooresville NC, Fort Mill SC or Rock Hill SC call Home Inspection Carolina (704) 542-6575.


Preston Sandlin

Home Inspection Carolina

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