Turn up the thermostat so the flame kicks on. Evaluate the flame, which should burn mostly blue, or blue with some orange.
Improperly operating automatic reversing mechanisms on garage door openers have been linked to many injuries and even deaths. Making sure the safety reverse is operating properly is an important part of your home inspection.
Although asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in the United States, another type of roofing material the home inspector may encounter is wood shingles or wood shakes.
Brick houses built since the early 1970’s are generally brick veneer over wood framing (or steel). A brick veneer wall does not carry the load of the structure; the house is holding up the brick. A home inspector can easily identify the signs of problems in brick veneer.