Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is now considered part of the professional home inspectors regular service. A professional home inspector, equipped with a thermal imaging camera and properly trained and certified in its use, can find problems with a house that a normal home...

Fall Maintenance Tips for Home Owners

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and cooler. To ensure that your house remains in prime condition over the winter, a good weekend spent on preventative maintenance is a great investment. By making a thorough inspection of your home...

ASPHALT SHINGLE “BURN OUT”

ACCELERATED ASPHALT SHINGLE “BURN OUT” LEADS TO LEAKAGE ON ROOF RIDGES Have you ever wondered why hip and ridge asphalt shingles burnout faster along the ridge of the roof than shingles made from the same material on the rest of the roof? The explanation...

Skylight Repairs and Trouble Shooting

Skylights are available in many styles and shapes with a host of different flashing systems for achieving a water tight seal. Skylight leaks can manifest themselves in a variety of forms. Many times homeowners will first realize they have a skylight leak by finding...

Air Barriers and Moisture in Your Home

Air Barrier – Its Design and Purpose by the Orillia Home Inspector In Ontario the air barrier in a home is installed under the authority of the Ontario Building 9.25.4.3. Installation of Vapour Barriers (1) Vapour barriers shall be installed to protect the entire...