New inspection article: Evaluating Problems with Fasteners

The term “fasteners” covers a huge amount of hardware used in a variety of applications. The types that home inspectors are most likely to encounter on the job include nails, screws, bolts and anchors.  However, by the time an inspector sees a fastener, it’s already installed and all that’s visible is usually only the head.  Inspectors will have a better chance of recognizing defective conditions by learning to recognize fastener types and their performance characteristics in our new article titled Evaluating Problems with Fasteners.