How To Tell if a House Has Structural Wood Damage

Does this House Have Structural Wood Damage? Houses are usually made of masonry and wood. Both the masonry and the wood can be structurally damaged. This is a big topic, so let’s start with taking a look what sound wood structure looks like, and what structural...

Inspecting Central Air Conditioning

Inspecting a Central Air Conditioning SystemThe Air HandlerThe inspector was told that the Central A/C was brand new. Here we have a pair of Daikin direct vent units. They do look like they were recently installed. The house is about 100 years old, in the Powelton...

How to Evaluate a Residential Flat Roof

A Good Flat Re Roofing JobHow to Spot a Good Overall JobIt is important to learn how to evaluate a residential flat roof. Here is what is important to note: The above photo shows re roofing, which means the new roof covering was laid over an existing roof. This means...

The Average Cost of a Home Inspection in Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, the average cost of a home inspection is between $375 and $425. The exact price depends on a number of factors. The most important factor is the house size, in square feet. In addition, it costs more to inspect a duplex or triplex than a single family...

Learn Why and How to Weather Seal a House

 Do you want to be more comfortable at home winter and summer? Would you like to reduce your heating and cooling bills? Learn how to weather seal a house to increase comfort and reduce energy costs. Older HomesSo, in Philly, many of us live in older homes. Let’s talk...

So Your House Has a Leak. Is it a roof leak or a plumbing leak?

Houses new and old develop roof and plumbing leaks. It is very important to stop leaks because they can quickly damage your house. Even a small leak over time will cause significant damage to your house. In fact before considering any other improvements to your house,...