New article for inspectors: Inspecting for Air Sealing at Kitchen and Bathroom Exhaust Fans

The majority of new home construction is deadline-driven, which means that, sometimes, minor but essential work may be performed haphazardly or not at all.  This is especially true of sealing around exhaust fans and ductwork.  If the opening cut for the installation of the fan box or duct leaves large gaps around the unit, air can escape into unconditioned spaces and create airflow and moisture problems that don’t reveal themselves until they become critical.  Proper installation at the outset can help prevent such issues.  Inspectors can read more about them in Inspecting for Air Sealing at Kitchen and Bathroom Exhaust Fans.

New article for inspectors: Inspecting Compression Cooling Systems

New homes are being built to be more airtight and energy-efficient. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make sure that their cooling systems are properly sized and installed.  Whether your clients are in the process of building their home, or you’re inspecting their existing home, don’t let them waste money or energy.  Read up on some helpful tips in Inspecting Compression Cooling Systems.

New article for inspectors: Inspecting Insulation of Existing Crawlspace Floors

Insulation can help regulate temperature, ventilation and moisture control in crawlspaces.  Read about some important installation guidelines and inspection tips in Inspecting Insulation of Existing Crawlspace Floors.

New article for home inspectors: Inspecting Added Blown Insulation in an Existing Vented Attic

Energy efficiency is a top priority for homeowners.  Advising clients on how to lower their heating and cooling costs while maintaining comfort is important for home inspectors.  When homeowners have taken steps to make improvements, there are special inspection considerations.  Read some useful tips in our latest article:  Inspecting Added Blown Insulation in an Existing Vented Attic.

New inspection article: Inspecting Spray-Foam Insulation Applied Under Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing

Installing insulation at the roof is an important step for protecting the home from moisture intrusion and energy loss. Read about how to inspect homes that use high-efficiency spray foam in Inspecting Spray-Foam Insulation Applied Under Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing.