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Home Inspector - Superior Home Inspections - Greater Tampa Bay Area - Florida DBPR HI104
Townhouses and Condominiums always present some interesting configurations. They usually don't have the storage space that single family homes have, most do not have a garage or someplace to store all that "stuff" you accumulate over time. So owners get inventive by installing shelves, closets, c...
Posted 3 months ago
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my Active Rain friends and family a wonderful Holiday season. May all your dreams and wishes come true and may we all grow and prosper in 2014!!   MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SUPERIOR HOME INSPECTIONS!!   ******************************...
Posted 4 months ago
  This is a great posting by Charles Buell, fellow Home Inspector in Seattle. I think he nailed it! A little bit of a read but totally right on! I was reminded of the idea for this post from a comment I saw a while ago.  I think we have all heard the scenario where the Home Inspector inspects an ...
Posted 4 months ago
I was invited to ride with a riding group this weekend. The group is named Riders of Grace. They ride out of the Grace Family Church here in Tampa. It was a great ride and awesome experience!             Riders Of Grace                    Along the way!             I have been riding since I was ...
Posted 4 months ago
Two  elderly gentlemen  from a  retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the  other and says: 'Slim, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches and  pains. I know you're about my age. How do you feel?' Slim  says, 'I feel just like a newborn baby.' 'Really!?  ...
Posted 4 months ago
Vinyl siding can significantly change the appearance of a home. It can provide cover and protection to the underlying wall material if it is installed correctly. If it is not, it can become your worst nightmare! It is not meant to be a water tight covering, it is a supplemental rain screen, the u...
Posted 4 months ago
We had our groups Fall meeting at Ozona Blue Grill in Ozona Florida on Tuesday. It was a beautiful day to be outside sitting by the water enjoying each other’s company, sharing information, and stories! We had 14 members to show up out of the 20 that made commitments to come. Stuff happens, so ho...
Posted 4 months ago
I thought since today was Sunday I would make today’s sermon about a special set of gutters I recently ran into at an inspection. Well I didn't literally run into them, but I did run across them. No, that's not right either, let's say I discovered them at a recent inspection I done. We all know h...
Posted 5 months ago
Decks, Porches, Balconies, Landings, Mezzanines, Ramps & Verandas are all structures that can be found on the exterior of a home. Typically they have handrails and guard rails when they are 30” or more from ground level. Any stairway of four or more risers is required to have a handrail. The mini...
Posted 5 months ago
Adding a room on to your home can be a fun project. You are going to increase the size of heated space in your home! A nice family room, bedroom... etc. A little planning can go a long way. Then hiring a contractor, telling him what you want and getting the news it's going to cost a bundle more t...
Posted 5 months ago

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