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Home inspection topics in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul area.

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2011 

While it used to be common practice to use staples to attach asphalt shingles to a roof, this has been a prohibited method of attachment in Minnesota since 2003.  Today, staples are considered an inferior method of attaching shingles to a roof, but it's easy to understand why roofers like staples...
Posted over 2 years ago
Yes, you read that right.  I'm thankful for closed cell foam insulation.  Of course, I'm thankful for my family, health, and all that other jazz, but this is a blog about home inspections and home related topics, so I'm going to stay focused on that.  To fully explain why I'm so thankful for clos...
Posted over 2 years ago
That's what a local builder told one of my customers.  The home buyer hired me to inspect her new single family home before she finalized the purchase, and the builder apparently didn't want to end up dealing with any hassles.  The builder's rep told the buyer that having a new construction home ...
Posted over 2 years ago
While black stains on roofs are a cosmetic issue, moss growth is more than just cosmetic.  Not only does moss look terrible on roofs, it will also shorten the life of the roof covering and possibly lead to roof leaks.  Whether you have wood or asphalt shingles, moss can grow on the roof if it doe...
Posted over 2 years ago
If you have nasty black stains on your asphalt shingle roof, don't worry.  The black staining won't damage the shingles, and it won't make your roof leak.  This black staining is typically caused by an algae, and usually shows up on areas of the roof that don't get much sunlight, such as the nor...
Posted over 2 years ago
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Home inspection topics in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul area.