House Buying Series: Is the House Prepared for Winter?

Make sure the home you’re considering buying is equipped to handle cold conditions. There are several important places you should inspect or inquire about before making an ...
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Do I Have a Roof Leak or Attic Condensation?

Finding water damage on the wall or ceiling is worrying for any homeowner. Most people assume this is caused by a leaking roof, but that might not be the source. Water found in ...
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Signs You Might Have Toxic Mold in Your Attic

Toxic mold is a serious problem in attics, and it can affect the value of your home as well as your health. Attics are the perfect breeding ground for mold, and the problem ...
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Common Signs of Asbestos in the Attic

If your home was  built before 1990  and you have  vermiculite insulation, or if your house was built prior to 1970,  it’s likely that you have some form of asbestos in your ...
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Is Your Humidifier Hurting Your Home?

  At least a few times each winter, temperatures rise for a few days after a deep freeze. When this happens, a lot of homeowners notice what looks like water infiltration on ...
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How to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

  During the winter, when the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall, many homeowners worry about their pipes freezing. You may have heard advice about how to prevent ...
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Is the Water on Your Ceiling a Roof Leak or Condensation?

  When temperatures warm up after plunging below freezing for a few days, a lot of homeowners notice what seems to be evidence of water infiltration on their ceilings and ...
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Should I Have Roof Heat Cables Installed for Ice Dam Prevention?

As the weather grows colder, it’s a good time to perform some routine maintenance on your home—like cleaning out your gutters—to get ready for the winter season. Is your roof ...
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Roof Leaking? It May Not Be What You Think

    After heavy storms, you may notice water coming in through your ceiling or moisture stains on your walls. Although your first though may be that your roof is leaking, this ...
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How House Wrap Can Reduce Your Energy Use & Save Money

  If you're building a new home or renovating your existing residence, house wrap is an important part of creating an energy efficient home. You may have seen the covering on ...
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