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Finding Out You Have an Old Water Heater

One of the most common defects that I come across is, water heaters that have exceeded their life expectancy. In this picture, the water heater is: Passed its expected service life. It was manufactured and installed in 2003. The vent pipe is not pitched correctly, this can cause a water heater  too not draft or cause the combustion products to vent improperly. It has scorching on the front cover which…

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Home Winterization

I know this is a little late in the season, but I don’t think our Colorado winter is over yet. -Bruce Home Winterization: What to Do Yourself and What to Leave to a Professional You’re probably moving your summer clothes to storage and pulling out your cold weather gear right around this time. Likewise, you’re probably thinking about changing your car’s tires to snow tires and getting a pre-winter tune…

How to Stay on Top of Your End-of-Summer Home Maintenance

As the summer winds down and the warmer weather transitions into fall, many homeowners resolve to finish some home maintenance projects before the weather gets too cold. This is a wise decision, especially considering that severe winter weather is the third leading cause of insured catastrophic losses. (The other leading causes, tornadoes and hurricanes, can also happen during this time of year.) Homeowners can literally save themselves upwards of tens…

Head Flashing 

Windows need to be flashed in a specific way to prevent water intrusion into the wall system. One of the most important types of window flashing is something called “head flashing”. This type of flashing is located at the top of the window trim. It starts out underneath the siding and then it’s wrapped over the top of the window trim. This is very important to prevent wind driven rain…

New Life for Old Decks

​I am trying out a new product today. It is called Behr Deck Over. This is a new class of paint that I frequently see out there during my inspections. It is designed for re-coating weathered decks. The manufacturer claims that the coating is 5 times thicker than paint. It works with wood, concrete, and composite surfaces. DeckOver creates a solid color non-slip surface. It will cover splinters and cracks…