Best Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Whether you’re undergoing a full-scale kitchen renovation or a simple refresh, design decisions can oftentimes feel overwhelming. “Your kitchen is command central in the home. We spend so much of our time here, whether its day-to-day activities with the family or hosting weekend get-togethers with friends. So, making timeless design decisions up front can help create the perfect space that you’ll enjoy today and still love in twenty years,” Berkus…

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…

New roof, old step flashing

WHEN REPLACING YOUR ROOF, MAKE SURE IT IS DONE RIGHT

This is a really common issue then I see every week when I’m out inspecting roofs. On this house the shingles were replaced but some of the flashings were not. This type of flashing is set in the chimney and it is called step flashing. When they just shingle over it there are two problems. First one is that it’s no longer step flashing and won’t work properly. The second…

What is a Storm Collar

Many homes will have minor roof leaks from a type of flashing called the furnace flue jack. This is a completely avoidable leak. Sometimes roofing contractors will remove the storm collar and install a bead of caulk between the furnace flue and the jack. This is a very temporary fix and will leak as soon as the caulk disintegrates. The next time you get a chance, look up on your…

January is Radon Awareness Month

The holidays have come and gone. Now is the  important time to remember to have your house tested for radon gas. Did you know that Radon: Colorado is ranked number seven in the nation for radon risk. can be present in any neighborhood. is only dangerous when it is trapped in a building. is considered a class A carcinogen. is the primary cause of lung cancer in people who don’t smoke is…