Attic ventilation is one component in a proper roof system. If the attic area doesn't have proper air flow your attic space will be prone to mold growth, shortened shingle lifespan and ice dams may form during winter cold snaps. In the following article I'll describe the most common way attics are ventilated today and a couple of ways to increase the airflow where necessary.
As part of my routine home inspection of gas powered heating systems and appliances I like to first look over the fuel storage (LPG) or fuel source (natural gas) and supply lines all the way to the device's regulator, both visually and with a gas detector. Over the years I've seen it all, from small leaks in a threaded connection to larger leaks at the regulator.
In this blog, I'd like to talk about high-efficiency heating systems and what makes them so much more efficient than medium efficiency system like what you probably have in your basement.
Recently the State of N.H. has seen a number of serious home fires due to gas grills as well as one or to grill explosions. I once maintained a 240 unit condominium complex and repaired up to 17 fire damaged units per year due to improper gas grill use. The problem has become so great that the State of N.H. is contemplating making gas grill inspections part of the required components list for every NH home inspection. And so I have decided to write this blog about setting up a gas grill for the year. Remember, if the grill shows any issues refer to your owner's manual, company that made the grill or the place you bought it. You can always order in Chinese food tonight and grill safely tomorrow.
I'm often asked how many years a customer may expect to get from a roof systems installed on the home they want to purchase. Estimating, or perhaps a better term would be guesstimating the life of a roof system accurately is nearly impossible and most inspectors won't want to make such a statement. There are far to many variables to make any kind of reliable prediction. For example:
Here are a few tips that will cost very little time or money but will help ensure you have a safe and happy holiday season.