Home Inspection Glossary


the InterNACHI Glossary
Pros and Cons of Asphalt Shingles

Pros and Cons of Asphalt Shingles

One of the cheaper materials that you can put on your roof is asphalt shingles. It is both cheap to buy as well as to install. Asphalt roofing is one of the most common types of materials. When installing new shingles you can put them on top of your...

Keeping Your Children’s Playground Safe

Kids love to play on a playground, and you would like to think that they are safe there, but sadly there are hundreds of thousands of children hurt on playgrounds every year in the US alone. It is especially dangerous if equipment is poorly maintained....

What Is the State of Your Electrical System?

A part of your home that you might not think much about is the wiring inside your walls, but if it is old and in bad shape, it could pose a fire hazard. Sometimes problems with your wiring won’t be detected until you install a new light fixture or replace...

Steel Siding

When you hear “steel siding”, you might not readily think of it as an option for your home, since it is a material you often see in commercial applications. In recent years, however, it has been more commonly used in residential applications as well. Steel...

Is A Small Home Something For You?

Many people today have chosen to move away from large houses, or even mansions, in order to move to a tiny home. A tiny home is usually considered one that is smaller than 1000 sq ft, but sometimes it could be as little as 100 sq ft. They might be seeking...

Why PPE Is Important

When you decide to do a project around your home, you might be using power tools. One very important factor to consider is what type of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required to do the job safely. PPE serves many diverse purposes. It might be...

Does Your Kitchen Fan Work?

Even though cooking at home is not as popular as it used to be, there are still many of us who like to cook our own food, whether it is for health reasons, finances or just the enjoyment of cooking. However, when you cook, there is a lot of grease and...

Is Linoleum Flooring For You?

If you are looking for a flooring material that has a low price and which doesn’t require much maintenance, then linoleum might be something for you. Linoleum is one of those materials that lost popularity only to have a resurgence in modern days. One of...

The Danger With Lead

With young children at home, you should make sure that there is no lead paint or pipes that they can reach. Lead is a major health risk, and since young children tend to put things in their mouths, they are at greater risk for ill health effects. Lead...

Roof Replacement

Replacing your roof is one of the more expensive things a homeowner needs to do, but how long does a roof actually last? The answer is that it depends greatly on the material used for your roof, as well as on how old it is. There are some materials that...

Information Every Home Buyer in CA Should Know

Learn critical information from a home inspector's perspective that every home buyer in Califronia should know.

 

Don't buy a home without first getting this critical information - the difference could be years of dealing with a "money pit", or having the home of your dreams.

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