Do You Need a High School Diploma or GED to Become a Home Inspector?

- One such skill? Communication. . Home inspectors will need to brush up on the way they share good and bad news before heading into the field. Regardless of how technically-minded you might be, you’ve got to be able to explain your findings to your clients. Both written and verbal communication are highly prized in this field because homebuyers are eager to hear an expert’s insight on their property ..More

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HRV, Part 2 of 3: Maintenance & Operation

- Every one to three years the fans should be cleaned. .  This typically requires removal of the fan assembly.  Check the owner’s manual for specific instructions, or hire a professional to do this ..More

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Problems With James Hardie Siding Installations

-  The funny thing about these installation defects is that the installation instructions are very clear and very specific – the diagrams below all come directly from James Hardie.  The other manufacturers of fiber cement siding have nearly identical installation instructions. Listed below are a few of the most common installation defects that I find. ..More

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Can GI Bill or VA Benefits Pay for a Home Inspection Course?

- It’s a popular benefit for anyone who has joined the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard or the Reserves. Designed to support two- and four-year degree programs, these benefits lead to significant savings on the part of the student. The GI bill has motivated countless individuals to serve their country while getting an education. The post-9/11 GI bill and the Montogomery GI bill provide education benefits to servicemembers hoping to pursue a degree. ..More

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The Importance of Wind Mitigation Inspections in Florida  

- While wind-related perils may not be at the forefront of the minds of home buyers, they’re certainly a top concern of the banks financing homes and the insurance companies providing coverage. All of these elements help to seal, protect and prevent water from intruding into the home. They also help ensure a home can withstand strong winds and limit the impact of flying debris. In a wind mitigation inspection, professionals look for features like water barriers, roof to foundation anchoring and window and door covers. ..More

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