How to Inspect Your Own House, Part 1: Roof and Chimney

While a professional home inspector will provide the most thorough and accurate home inspection, there are a number of things that homeowners can look for themselves as part of regular...
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Zinc Strips on Mossy Roof, Four Years Later

Starting in 2010 I began conducting fairly long-term experiment by installing zinc strips on a moss-covered garage roof, and showed before and after photos after the zinc had 16 months...
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How long should my furnace (roof, appliances…) last?

Buyers often ask how long a furnace, roof, water heater, appliances, etc usually lasts… it's a big help in factoring in upcoming costs when considering making an offer on a...
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