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Manufactured Home Flashing

One thing you are likely to never see while inspecting a manufactured home is horizontal flashing. In fact, sometimes no flashing is installed on the entire exterior of the home. Rather than rely on metal flashing materials, manufacturers simply apply copious amounts of sealant (often incorrectly). The problem with sealant dependent areas is that [...]

By |2022-03-09T13:15:34-08:00March 8th, 2022|home inspection|0 Comments

Fiber Cement Siding Blocking

Properly flashed penetration blocking is a critical component in cement fiber siding systems. Although important, this exterior detail is often overlooked or executed incorrectly. One of the biggest violations of blocking requirements today, are furnace and tankless water heater exhaust vents. With appliances becoming more efficient and having significantly lower exhaust temperatures, capable of [...]

By |2022-03-08T12:19:27-08:00March 8th, 2022|home inspection|0 Comments

Federal Pacific Panels

Federal Pacific Electric Co. (FPE) was a manufacturer of faulty electrical panel components, most commonly known, Stab-Lok panels. In 1949 the Federal Pacific company filed their first patent and in 1963, a patent for Stab-Lok breakers was filed and soon after gained its Underwriter Laboratories (UL) listing. Sales for the company were strong and [...]

By |2022-03-08T11:36:49-08:00March 8th, 2022|home inspection|0 Comments

Kickout Flashing – Code Confusion

Kickout flashing that is too small Kickout flashing, also referred to as diverter flashing, is intended to prevent water intrusion into building structural components and direct it back to the exterior. Although this flashing detail has been required by IRC for more than a decade, old habits appear to have stayed in [...]

By |2022-01-27T08:39:46-08:00January 27th, 2022|DIY Repairs, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments
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