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AC refrigerant line is missing insulation costing this homeowner money.

Exterior Inspection

A walk around the perimeter of the home by a trained inspector is an important part of taking a whole house approach to remodeling.  Uncovering issues that have gone unnoticed is an effective way to prioritize home remodeling projects. 

For example, if there is a leak in the roof then it would not be wise to install attic insulation.  Damage to the insulation can occur if water is infiltrating into the attic.

Other areas of importance are drainage around the home, land grading, foundation type and condition, siding, windows, doors, HVAC and trim. 

Looking at ventilation areas on the outside of the home will also help to prioritize home improvement projects.

One Common Issue - H20 Drainage
Downspouts around the perimeter of a home should be extended a minimum of six feet from the foundation wall.  This house has a real problem with capillary seepage at the foundation wall.  Allowing this to continue will shorten the buildings life and lead to large costs to make repairs.

Enlarge the video to see the water draining back towards the foundation.

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Helping You!

*Improve home comfort
Educate you about your home
*Find air leakage in your home
*Improve energy efficiency
*Use science for solutions
*Assess your building's shell
*Help prioritize improvements
*Find the root causes
*Assess insulation levels
*Measure indoor air quality
*Evaluate windows & doors
*Evaluate attic ventilation

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    • MHIC Licensed
    • Building Analyst Certified
    • Envelope Professional Certification
    • EPA Lead Renovator Certified


    The mission is to help Maryland homeowners create a more comfortable home and save energy by applying building science principles and modern air sealing and insulation techniques.

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