Category Archives: Attic

While inspecting the property it is extremely important to inspect the attic. Sometimes it will be difficult to find the attic and you would want to make sure not to exclude that section of the report unless you are sure that it is not present. Although, it will only be on the very rare occasion […]

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When the inspector is in the attic it is important to determine what type of insulation is present in the attic and the depth of that insulation. If there is Fiberglass Batt insulation the inspector should always check what direction the paper is facing (it should always be facing the heated portion of the home). […]

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When the inspector is in the attic checking for moisture intrusion is extremely important and something that the clients/agents will want to know. The inspector should check for any signs of moisture, mold, or white paint that could be concealing moisture damage. Please review the entire procedure below.          NACHI SOP International […]

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When inspecting the attic access hatch there are two pictures that need to be taken to complete the section. The first picture should show the attic access hatch after you have inspected the attic and you have placed the hatch back in place. The second picture should show the floor beneath the hatch in order […]

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Please review the video below with InterNACHI Certified Master Inspector Dirck Parsons to learn the proper procedure for how to inspect the Attic during the course of the home inspection.  

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While the inspector is in the attic the vent ducting should be examined for proper installation and clearance. It is important to make sure that the vents are venting out of the attic and not venting into the attic. Please review the entire procedure below.   NACHI SOP International Standards of Practice for Performing a […]

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While the inspector is in the attic they should determine the type of roof structure that is being utilized and note that in the report. Please review the entire procedure below. NACHI SOP International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection   3.9. Attic, Insulation & Ventilation   I. The inspector shall inspect: […]

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CUSTOMER COMPLAINT – The buyer agent emailed into the office with pictures of an attic access hatch that had fallen to the floor and was broken. There was also insulation all of the floor. The homeowners had claimed that the inspector was the last person to access the attic and that the hatch must not have […]

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Balsam Wool, Silvawool, Kimsul are all wood fiber products or cellulose insulation that can be found in 1930’s through 1950’s homes. This insulation was likely to have been treated with a fire retardant. Balsam wool has an R value of about 2 – 3.5 per inch. This insulation should be reports and inspected similar to […]

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Yes this is actual wood chips being used for insulation in the attic. This was common practice prior to fiberglass and cellulose insulation installations. Do not confuse this with Vermiculite insulation. Wood chip insulation is not a safety hazard but is very inefficient. Wood chip insulation has an R value of R-1.4 per inch compared to […]

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