Chimney inspections: pass or fail, nothing in-between

- . If you buy a home with a wood-burning fireplace, please follow the NFPA’s advice and get a level 2 inspection ..More

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Q&A: “How much snow is safe for my roof?”

-  The southern portion of Minnesota, which includes the Twin Cities metro area, uses a ground snow load of 50 pounds per square foot. 1700 of the Minnesota Administrative Rules. 2(1) of the Minnesota Administrative Rules. 7 times the ground snow load. .  This table says that roof snow loads equal . The northern portion uses 60 pounds per square foot.  To find the ground snow load, we use section 1303. The required roof snow loads for Minnesota aren’t clearly spelled out anywhere, but the numbers can be found by using Table R301 ..More

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New construction inspection: trust, but verify.

- When he pointed out the ERV intake and exhaust, he was actually pointing out the bath fan terminal and the clothes dryer terminal. The homeowner complained to the builder about these issues, and the builder’s HVAC technician made this single, retired woman think that she was going crazy. ..More

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What Can Home Inspectors Expect from an Infrared Mobile App?

- The heat that radiates from each object is visible as different colors through the device screen. With mobile, you need an attachment. A thermal imaging camera detects varying levels of this radiation and gives the user a visual representation of it. ..More

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Pre-drywall inspections

- If you’re buying a new home that has already been built, get a home inspection. If you’ve already purchased a new home but you skipped the inspection, schedule a one-year warranty inspection before your warranty expires. If you’re having a new home built, get a pre-drywall inspection and a final inspection. ..More

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