Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at Atlantic House Whisperer, we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very … Continue reading

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Termite Control in the Home

Wood-destroying insects and other organisms can cause serious problems in the wooden structural components of a house, and may go undetected for a long period of time.   New Construction All chemical soil treatments, bait systems, and chemical wood treatment … Continue reading

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Attached Garage Fire Hazards

The purpose of this article is twofold. First, at Atlantic House Whisperer, we’d like you to take measures to keep your garage free from fire. Fortunately, there are ways this can be done, some of which are described below. Secondly, … Continue reading

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A home inspection is :

A high liability, in-depth Mutidisciplined technical analysis of a home Conducted under adverse conditions, In front of a demanding audience Requiring the generation of an incredibly detailed report Prepared in an un-realistically short time frame, For an inconceivably low fee.

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Kickout Flashing

Kickout flashing, also known as diverter flashing, is a special type of flashing that diverts rainwater away from the cladding and into the gutter. When installed properly, they provide excellent protection against the penetration of water into the building envelope.  … Continue reading

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Standard Estimated Life Expectancy Chart for Homes

Surface preparation and paint quality are the most important determinants of a paint’s life expectancy. Ultraviolet (UV) rays via sunshine can shorten life expectancy.  Additionally, conditions of high humidity indoors or outdoors can affect the lifespan of these components, which … Continue reading

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Ten Tips to Speed Up Your Home Inspection

Speed up your home sale by preparing your home ahead of time using the following tips. Your home inspection will go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing. Confirm that the water, electrical and gas services are turned on (including … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time (DST), also known as British Summer Time (BST) in the U.K., is the practice of adjusting clocks an hour ahead of Standard Time so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. It is designed to reduce … Continue reading

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AC/Heat-pump Line sets . . . . Building a House? Don’t do this!

Building a house?If you are, there are several things that you should be aware of and look out for. The problem is that in many cases, there are little things that can make a big difference, but since they aren’t … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Home Inspector

Buying a home?  It is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make.  This is no time to shop for a cheap inspection.  The cost of a home inspection is very small relative to the value of the home being inspected.  The additional … Continue reading

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