Episode 004 About shakes

Inspecting cedar shakes. These shakes were around 22 years old and were showing signs of wear. They’ll likely need replacing in the next five years.

Episode 003 Eaves troughs and drainage to avoid roof cover wear

Eaves troughs and downspouts. Typical issue with installation and how builders tend to install such that your roof cover warranty is void — draining water collected from an upper roof onto a lower roof instead of directly into the lower eaves trough. Of course you can replace a piece of the roof cover, but realistically, you don’t want to end …

Episode 002A Winter time, frozen sump pump ejection hose

I, Troy Trudgeon with A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections, Edmonton NE, discuss problems with a frozen sump pump ejection hose in winter here in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Sorry about the wind noise in some spots, I think the message still comes through OK. It’s minus -22° C out there today (that’s roughly -8° F). BTW, I’ve heard many folks suggest …

Introduction

This introduction describes the upcoming series, Inspector Troy’s Home Tells, from Troy Trudgeon, Certified Home Inspector with A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections, Edmonton NE. Upcoming episodes will showcase different indicators (or tells) in homes that show potential problem areas. Tips and tricks will be covered regarding home maintenance and upkeep, and different inspection techniques will be covered which can help …