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18
Oct

Stopping Ice Jams

If a home has a history of ice damming, fall is the time to try to prevent further problems. Ice damming occurs when heavy snow on the roof starts to melt. The melting is usually caused by inadequate insulation in the attic. Too much warm air in the attic area warms the underside of the roof or ...

18
Oct

Shady Solar Panel

Most solar panels convert around 15% of the sun's energy into electricity.  I don't think there is any energy getting converted, looks pretty shady to me!

13
Oct

Low humidity in the winter can dry noses, skin and throats as well as crack fingertips. Your home can also suffer from overly dry conditions, including wood floors opening up, increase in static electricity, drywall is affected and even pianos can go out of tune. “Relative Humidity” refers to the air’s ability to hold water/moisture. The colder the air, the less ...

11
Oct

I recently inspected a two-bedroom home with a very large insulated window with a defective thermal seal. I explained to the concerned buyer there was a less expensive alternative to replacement. Insulated or thermal windows are made with two panels of glass sandwiched over a spacer and sealant, creating a space between ...

22
Sep

Sump Pit Surprises

Apparently this is where Victoria disposes of her secrets!

20
Sep

This built-in microwave from the 1980's is still in immaculate condition and still working.  This was probably the high end microwave of it's time.  Why get something new if the old one is still working!!