Author: Barrie Home Inspector

Inspecting a Cathedral Ceiling

The main concern when building or inspecting a cathedral ceiling is avoiding problems with condensation, leaks, mould and damage to structural members due to poorly installed insulation. There are typically two ways to insulate a cathedral ceiling; vented and unvented insulation.  Unvented is known as “hot roof” due to lack of heat dissipation through venting.  The

Replacement and Repair Costs

    Use the following information to get a good idea of the costs associated with this comprehensive list of small to large renovation and construction projects. If you have any other prices you think should be added or changed, please email us with any updates and or changes. All rights are reserved and this

Renovation and Building Costs

?     Use the following information to get a good idea of the costs associated with this comprehensive list of small to large renovation and construction projects. If you have any other prices you think should be added or changed, please email us with any updates and or changes. All rights are reserved and

Your Home’s Components Life Expectancy Chart

Your Home’s Components Life Expectancy Chart –  From InterNACHI Consumers and inspectors and other professionals advising their clients should note that these life expectancies have been determined through research and testing based on regular recommended maintenance and conditions of normal wear and tear, and not extreme weather (or other) conditions, neglect, over-use or abuse.  Therefore,

Insulation R-Value Table

Insulation R-Value Table Insulation Values For Commonly Found Materials Component R-Value Studs R-Value Cavity Assembly R-Value Wall – Outside Air Film 0.17 0.17 Siding – Wood Bevel 0.80 0.80 Plywood Sheathing – 1/2″ 0.63 0.63 3 1/2″ Fiberglass Batt 13.00 3 1/2″ Stud 4.38 1/2″ Drywall 0.45 0.45 Inside Air Film 0.68 0.68 Percent for

AIR CONDITIONING AGE & CAPACITY

AIR CONDITIONING AGE & CAPACITY Home Inspection Services | Professional Home Inspection Services AIR CONDITIONING AGE & CAPACITY As a rule-of-thumb, capacity information is encoded by air conditioning manufactures in the model number and date of manufacture info in the serial number. There are 12,000 Btu’s per ton of cooling, and air conditioners are sized

Buying a New Home – Tarion Warranty Facts

TARION WARRANTY New Home Warranty It’s on the House Aubrey LeBlanc Toronto Star Saturday Dec. 16/95  “New In Homes Section”  Separating Fact from Fiction Separating fact from fiction is every new home buyer’s responsibility when it comes to clearly understanding their new home warranty. Fiction: Some consumers assume the Ontario New Home Warranty Program (ONHWP)

Why You Need a Home Inspection

Why You Need A Home Inspection by Roger Frost A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections.   The inspector prepares

Your Local Orillia Real Estate Agents

Your Local Orillia Real Estate Agents – Cashing in on the continuing increase of property values is one of the main benefits of owning your own home.  Home owners who only have a small equity investment in their homes can increase their equity as property values rise.   Just imagine if you owned a $150,000 house with

Buying or Selling a Home in Orillia

Buying or Selling a Home in Orillia.  There are a lot of emotions involved when buying or selling a home, but negotiating the price shouldn’t be.  Having a plan prior to negotiating is key to preventing stress during the turbulence involved in high-stakes negotiations.  Your Orillia Real Estate Agent can guide you and advise you