Greg Wayman

Rotted frame on aluminum clad wood window
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Why Aluminum Clad Wood Windows Rot

The benefits of Aluminum Clad Wood Windows Aluminum clad wood windows were very popular in the 1990’s & early 2000’s. You can still find them being installed today on New Construction and during window replacements on existing homes. The wood casement windows looked high-end. You could stain or paint them

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DaVinci Shake Roof Inspection: Manufacturer's Defect
Roof Inspections

The DaVinci Shake Roof

Inspecting The DaVinci Slate or Shake Plastic Resin Roof Coverings By: Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector DaVinci Roofscapes, LLC’s Slate & Shake Design Roof & Siding Products DaVinci Shake Roof: 2 decades ago, DaVinci Roofscapes, LLC had their product installed on their 1st house.  Since then, their product has exploded

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Furnace Safety Inspection: Cracked Heat Exchanger
HVAC Inspections

Furnace Safety Inspections

Furnace Safety: Red Flags By: Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector Furnace Safety: The most important aspect of a home inspection is bringing to light major issues and safety hazards.  When I find a cracked heat exchanger on a furnace, I’m surfacing a high-dollar problem and a major safety concern of

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How to Inspect GeoThermal Heat Pumps

GeoThermal Heat Pumps By Greg R. Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector How GeoThermal Heat Pumps took off in the US: The 1970’s, there was a gas shortage.  To answer the public’s outcry for less dependence on foreign oil, solar power was introduced into the residential market.  In colder climates, homes were

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Roof Inspections: A Look At Defective Shingles

Defective Shingles: A Homeowner’s Nightmare By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector When homeowners have their roofs replaced, many expect a new roof to last at least the length of the manufacturer’s warranty.  If the homeowner chooses the 35-yr asphalt composite architectural shingle, then common sense figures that the roof should

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Cracked heat exchanger on furnace
HVAC Inspections

Furnace Inspections: How to Find A Cracked Heat Exchanger

A Cracked Heat Exchanger Is Nothing To Ignore By: Greg R. Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector What is a heat exchanger?  The heat exchanger is the metal wall or tubing that is heated up when the burners are ignited.  The inside of the heat exchanger allows the toxic flue gases produced

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How to Inspect Boiler Systems

Steam & Hot Water Boiler Systems By: Greg R. Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector Boiler Systems: Made out of cast iron, boiler systems were made to withstand the test of time.  Nicknamed after battleships for their similarity in material, strength, & durability, it is not uncommon to find an old boiler

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Do’s & Don’ts For Septic System Maintenance

Caring For Your Septic System How Septic Systems Work Before we jump into providing pointers on septic system maintenance, we need to first cover the basics of how a septic system works.  A septic system consists of 2 main components: the septic tank and the absorption field.  When you flush

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New cleanout cap could indicate problems with your sewer line
Plumbing Inspections

Sewer Line Problems & Solutions

Sewer Lines: Problems, Signs & Solutions How to identify sewer line problems: I had a client this week that had a sewer inspection conducted on a home they were buying.  The Plumber ran a camera through the line and found a significant amount of root growth in the main line

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