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Attic pull-down ladders, also called attic pull-down stairways, are collapsible ladders that are permanently attached to the attic floor. Occupants can use these ladders to access their atticswithout being required to carry a portable ladder.Common DefectsHomeowners, not professional carpenters, ...
01/03/2017
 Anti-tip brackets are metal devices designed to prevent freestanding ranges from tipping. They are normally attached to a rear leg of the range or screwed into the wall behind the range, and are included in all installation kits. A unit that is not equipped with these devices may tip over if eno...
01/02/2017
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Anti-scald valves, also known as tempering valves and mixing valves, mix cold water in with outgoing hot water so that the hot water that leaves a fixture is not hot enough to scald a person.Facts and Figures Scalds account for 20% of all burns. More than 2,000 American children are scalded each ...
01/02/2017
Aluminum siding is generally in decline as an exterior cladding material because vinyl siding and other materials have become more popular choices.  However, it is still among the most common forms of siding found today.It provided many advantages over other materials when it was introduced in th...
01/02/2017
  A Gift From Your Home Inspector
01/01/2017
Wood siding has been in use for a long time and is extremely popular.  While newer, more modern materials have become very fashionable recently because of the benefits they provide in terms of weathering and damage resistance, wood siding is still commonly found on homes all over the world.  Cert...
01/01/2017
 Woodpecker Damage Prevention and Inspection
01/01/2017
 International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties Click here:  www.nachi.org/comsop
12/31/2016
Steel siding includes a variety of building cladding made from steel, which is an alloy of iron that contains a small amount of carbon. Long preferred as a siding material for industrial and commercial buildings because of its durability and lack of required maintenance, steel’s plain appearance ...
12/31/2016
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Homeowners and business owners can employ a number of methods to "green up" their indoor environments to make the interior more comfortable and to lower heating and cooling costs.  One method is installing window film.  Window film is represented in three general categories.  Most familiar to con...
12/31/2016
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