Infrared Home Inspections – Not Just for Home Buyers Anymore

Sure, a home inspection is critical when you’re buying a home, but infrared home inspections aren’t just for buyers anymore. It’s more common to inspect a home when you’re buying it, of course. You want to know the real value of the home and what kinds of issues you’re getting into, but what about when … Continued

Negotiating After Your Infrared Home Inspection

One of the most important reasons for having a home inspection of any kind is to discover the true condition of the home through a trained third-party. An independent home inspector gives the buyer the information they need to evaluate potential defects and deferred maintenance on the home they are purchasing before the sale is … Continued

Are We Weird for Wanting an Infrared Home Inspection?

If we’re weird for wanting homeowners and homebuyers to have a greater level of trust that their home is safe, comfortable, and well constructed, well then OK we’re weird. We’ve been in the business of home inspection for a long time, and we’ve seen the business grow in reputation but it irks us when we … Continued

That Row of Icicles Along the Roof Better be Electric

The natural rows of icicles sometimes seen along the eaves of a home are not as lovely as you think. They are an indicator of serious problems within your roof and/or the attic of your home. Those rows of icicles are called ice dams and they form when the melting snow and ice refreezes along … Continued

Home Buyers and Sellers Closing 2014 on a High Note

The housing market, according to RealtorMag, is looking good and home buyers and sellers may well close 2014 on a high note. Some of the factors that are making people feel more positive include the following: Record low mortgage rates Economic growth that generated 2.5 million new jobs Record high stock market Low inflation rates … Continued

Choose the Non-Destructive Way to Investigate your Home’s Problems

When your home has a problem, and you need it fixed quickly, the first step is to discover the source of the problem. Sometimes the discovery of the source is pretty quick and simple, but in other cases learning what is causing the problem seems more like a guessing game. If you have called contractors … Continued

Going Solar? Get an Infrared Roof Inspection First!

Thinking of adding solar panel arrays to your roof to save energy costs? Great! but you should get a pre-installation infrared roof inspection first and here’s why: you want to be sure the mounting surface of your roof is in the best condition before you install the solar panels. The life expectancy of standard PV … Continued

Finding Water Before It Damages your Home Using Infrared Technology

Last month, we gave our readers tips to prevent water damage in their home. This month, we’re going to tell you how to find that water damage. Why do we care so much about water damage and moisture? Three important reasons: The first is this: according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) there is … Continued

Will your Roof Withstand the Winter Snows?

In regions where the temperatures dip into freezing for many winter months, snow and ice can build up on a roof in the winter in Elgin, Illinois and nearby towns. That build-up can add a tremendous amount of extra weight to the structure of your roof and, in some cases, cause it to collapse. The … Continued

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Top 4 Advantages of an Infrared Roof Inspection

Since the 1970s, infrared thermography – or thermal imaging – has been used extensively to inspect flat and low-sloped roofs. Why? to find moisture entrapment, missing insulation, leaks and more. Replacing a damaged roof can cost as much as $8-$12 per square foot and many Illinois roofs fail every year – often prematurely – simply … Continued