Month: February 2015

Air Leaks and Energy Loss

I hear horror stories of heating bills monthly being $400, $500 and up. Too often it accompanies the statement “Well I’ll just put in a heat pump”, quite often this is not the answer. The truth of the matter is

Ventilation Terminating at the Soffit

This harmless photo does not show the black mold/algae growth that was growing on the underside of this home’s roof sheathing. Older building code permitted the termination of mechanical fans from the bathrooms and kitchens at areas under the eaves

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Stairways to heaven

The staircase in a home can be one of the most dangerous places. Many older homes have designs that are simply not up to today’s standards. Apart from no lighting, no handrail, no guardrail, low head room and small steps,

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