Storage Units on Garage Attic Trusses

Storage Units on Garage Attic Trusses.  Many times during a home inspection I come across garages with storage units and sometimes even living areas that home owners have constructed.  There are two types of roof support systems generally in use,  the rafter system...

Moisture In Your Home

Moisture in your home can be a problem when there is either too much or too little. Humidity is the amount of moisture or water vapour in the air. People tend to feel more comfortable when the relative humidity is between 35-50%. High levels of humidity can cause...

Unusual Water Leak Discovered

Water is one of the most common reasons that damage occurs to most homes. The exterior is especially vulnerable to the onslaught of water and moisture, the slow but sure deterioration of a homes cladding, windows and foundation if not properly maintained. I have...

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...