Home Inspector Newsletter #88 December 2015

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2016 Inspection Universe

Orlando, Florida 
March 13-16, 2016

Inspecting Deck Ledger Board Flashing Defect   

Watch this two-minute excerpt from our recent free, live class and learn more about inspecting a material defect at the deck ledger board flashing.

Register for our next free, online class at nachi.org/webinar


Commercial Images Added to Our Free Inspection Gallery

We've recently added to InterNACHI's gallery images of commercial building systems and components. These images are available for members who perform commercial inspections to use in their brochures and websites. 

Where to Begin 
a Home Inspection

Watch this two-minute excerpt from our recent free, live class and learn where to begin a home inspection.

Watch This 2-Minute Video

Register for our next free class by visiting nachi.org/webinar.

New Five-Year & Ten-Year Membership Logos
Now Available

The five-year and ten-year logos are available to all InterNACHI members according to their membership term. 

Inspecting a Heat Pump

Watch this two-minute excerpt from our recent free, live class and learn more about inspecting a heat pump system.


Because of a notorious negligence lawsuit against a home inspector who failed to keep his client away from a crawlspace floor opening (the client fell into the opening and broke his arm), InterNACHI has developed this sign for inspectors.
This sign is made of very strong, durable plastic and folds up flat, and fits over the rung of your inspection ladder. And it features a warning in both English and Spanish!

Be sure you keep your purchase receipt that comes with the sign to prove that you own and utilize this consumer safety product. 

  Free Home Inspection
Training Class #15

 Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Everyone who registers will receive the video recording.

Learn how to perform a home inspection according to a Standards of Practice. We'll review hundreds of images and the inspection report. We'll discuss infrared, branding and marketing, and tools. You can ask questions live through an online chat.

Non-members who attend the live class are eligible to receive a 50% discount on their first-year membership dues to InterNACHI.

See you in class.


How to Inspect the Exterior

InterNACHI has published an all new "How to Inspect the Exterior" textbook.

The purpose of this publication is to provide accurate and useful information to home inspectors for the inspection of the exterior of residential properties.

This manual covers the components and materials of the exterior at a typical residential property, including: siding types; site drainage; moisture intrusion; windows and doors; flashing; garages; exterior structures; and other exterior systems and components. This book also covers the inspection process and InterNACHI's Residential Standards of Practice.

  Advanced HVAC Training
for Inspectors

We recently made watching the training videos in InterNACHI's free, online Advanced HVAC Training for Inspectors Course a little bit easier by creating short, manageable videos that are no longer than an hour. Also, the videos are now responsive to the size of your browser window.


Inspecting Private Well Systems  
We are excited to release a new set of videos that will be part of a new Private Well System Inspection Course. The course will be free and online for InterNACHI members and will be available a few months from now.

Until then, check out some of the videos that we uploaded to www.nachi.org/videos.


Pool & Spa Inspection
Checklist Sample


We performed a sample inspection of a pool and spa facility at a condominium property.

Our inspection was based on the checklist provided in InterNACHI's free, online How to Inspect Pools and Spas course.

Use the details of our inspection as a starting point in developing your own checklist that fits your inspection procedures and needs. 

InterNACHI University Logo 
We designed the InterNACHI University logo as part of our initial application process for becoming a degree-awarding university.  

Free Business Logo &
Marketing Design

Step 1: Place your order.
Step 2: We'll design your logo and marketing materials (free).

Above is the logo, business card, and tri-fold brochure that we designed for Precision Home & Infrared Inspection.

Design work is free for all members.

Become a Home Energy Score Assessor. 

The training and software are free and online for all members in the United States. 
As a Home Energy Score Assessor, you can: 
  • score any home; and
  • show homeowners how easy it is to save energy and money.
The Home Energy Score is similar to a car's MPG rating and provides:
  • a score from 1 to 10; and
  • recommendations generated by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the score.

Custom 1-Minute Video Ads
for Inspectors

We produce customized videos for home inspectors to upload on their inspection business channels and websites. Watch our latest video for Accurate Home Inspection.

Order your custom video ad for your inspection business today by visiting Inspector Outlet.

Inspecting Panel Sheathing

This article covers some tips and details for home inspectors to keep in mind when inspecting the lumber roof sheathing and the general structure of the roof. Be sure to check with your local building code requirements and manufacturer recommendations related to roof sheathing.


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