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Damaged Vent Boots at Virginia Beach Home Inspection

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Plumbing stack vents are penetrations that go through the roof to allow gases out of and air into the plumbing system. The problem is in order for these vents to work a hole needs to be cut into the roof. Protecting this hole is the job of the vent boot or boot jack. Often I […]

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The Roof is Ready to be Replaced

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During some Virginia Beach home inspections the decision to replace the roof is very easy.  Just an example of the things your Virginia Beach home inspector is looking for during your home inspection in Hampton Roads.

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Virginia Beach Home Inspection “Pic of the Day” – Exposed Nails

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The roof at this Virginia Beach home inspection had recently been replaced. As I walked back an forth I kept observing what you see in the pictures. Bright shiny nail heads were in many locations. Each of these exposed nails is a future leak. The nails have created a hole and with exposure that hole […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspection” Pic of the Day” – Ridge Vents

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A soffit and ridge vent system is a great way to ventilate an attic. The air enters through the attic and exits at the ridge vent. The difference in pressure from the outside and inside helps to keep the air flow moving. At this Virginia Beach home inspection there were ridge vents installed which was […]

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“Pic of the Day” Chesapeake Home Inspection – Planter Box?

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This was on a roof during a Chesapeake home inspection. There was a point where two different roof planes converged at a point not visible from the ground. There was an adequate slope at this point to allow rainwater to drain from this valley point. Unfortunately due to the amount of debris in this valley […]

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Norfolk Home Inspection “Pic of the Day” – Chimney

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During a home inspection in Norfolk a chimney that was a big problem waiting to happen was discovered. There was no mortar holding the bricks in the top two to three rows of the chase. A strong wind will likely cause damage to the chimney and the roof below if not repaired. Just an example […]

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“Pic of the Day” at a Virginia Beach Home Inspection

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This first picture was taken up on the roof during a home inspection in Virginia Beach. You can see a little bit of shingle damage, and a small hole. So you ask, “What’s the big deal with a little shingle damage?” The pictures below are the result of the small hole in the roof.  Many […]

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Virginia Beach Home Inspector Follows the Trail

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Many times when I come across an issue during a home inspection in Virginia Beach it will be the just the start for discovering other issues in the house. This video of a Virginia Beach home inspection illustrates this point. There was a previous failure at a the roof that was the begining of the […]

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No Gutters Can Cause Major Issues

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Are the lack of gutters on a home a defect or just a personal choice? There are many that feel gutters affect the aesthetic appeal of their homes. It doesn’t matter if they were never installed or removed on an older home due to renovations and not replaced there are issues to consider when deciding […]

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Walk A Roof With The Virginia Beach Home Inspector

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  Here a some interesting roof repairs found while taking a stroll on a roof during a Virginia Beach home inspection.  

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