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Entries from November 2011

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.  […]

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Why is a Firewall Important

November 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Firewall in residential construction is usually drywall or gypsum board.  You usually see this in garages between the garage and th the heated living area.   You can also find them in appartments or condominiums between units.  The purpose of the firewall is to slow down a fire if one starts. The idea is to keep […]

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Why is a Firewall Important

November 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Firewall in residential construction is usually drywall or gypsum board.  You usually see this in garages between the garage and th the heated living area.   You can also find them in appartments or condominiums between units.  The purpose of the firewall is to slow down a fire if one starts. The idea is to keep […]

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The Upside and Downside of Siding

November 5th, 2011 · No Comments

There are many different types of sidings or veneers used for houses.  There are some advantages and disadvantages of each one.  Being a home inspector in Charlotte NC I have seen them all over the last 15 years inspecting.  Brick siding is my favorite but it is probabaly the most expensive as well.  It doesn’t […]

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