Roofs, Roofs and More Roofs - All You Need To Know - Roofs play a key role in protecting building occupants and interiors from outside weather conditions, primarily moisture. The roof, insulation and ventilation must all work together to keep the building free of moisture. Roofs also provide ... » Learn More about Roofs, Roofs And More Roofs – All You Need To Know
From The Seattle Times Originally published February 27, 2016 at 8:00 am Updated March 1, 2016 at 11:59 am Beneath Seattle’s older houses and apartment buildings, broken side sewers are a festering problem that can cost many thousands of dollars to repair and can complicate or ... » Learn More about A dirty secret: Side sewers can become a homeowner’s nightmare
by Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Kenton Shepard History Between approximately 1965 and 1973, single-strand (solid) aluminum wiring was sometimes substituted for copper branch-circuit wiring in residential electrical systems due to the sudden escalating price of copper. After a ... » Learn More about Inspecting Aluminum Wiring
Knob-and-Tube wiring (K&T) was an early standardized method of electrical wiring in buildings, in common use in North America from about 1880 to the 1940s. The system is considered obsolete and can be a safety hazard, although some of the fear associated with it is undeserved. InterNACHI ... » Learn More about Knob-and-Tube Wiring In Your Home?
What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber that can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance. If ... » Learn More about Asbestos In Your Home: Facts and Tips for Homeowners