Attic insulation types

- If you check with the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association, they’ll assure you that cellulose is definitely your best choice for insulation. ..More

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Missing handrails are now a required repair in Minneapolis

- I applaud the intention of this change. .  Stairways are the most dangerous area in a home, and every stairway should have properly installed handrails ..More

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Thermal expansion of water and the role of an expansion tank

- In Minnesota, it’s rare for a check valve to be installed on the water supply line for the house, but it’s fairly common to have a pressure regulator installed. .  The problem that these regulators can create is that they will act as a check valve; they’ll allow water into the home, but they won’t allow water back out.  This creates what is called a ‘closed system’ ..More

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Q&A: Do you give repair estimates?

- As I’ve said before, a home inspection report is not a repair list and shouldn’t be confused as such. . If you assign a dollar value to everything in a home inspection report and then try using that to negotiate a better price on a home, be prepared to have some offended sellers. Be warned, however, that using this service makes it easy to confuse a home inspection report with a repair list ..More

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Window film testing video

- . Dustin and I made a video discussing window film, hazardous locations for glass, and options for making a home safer ..More

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