About Dave Matheny

Hello, my name is Dave Matheny. I am a Certified Professional Property Inspector, completing Residential Home and Commercial Inspections. I was certified through NationalSpection Training Institute. I also have over 25 years of time in the Building trades.

What Really Matters in a Home Inspection

Buying a home? The process can be stressful.  A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect.  You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time.  This often includes a written report, a checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection.  All this, combined with the seller’s disclosure and what you notice yourself, makes the experience even more overwhelming.  What should you do? Continue reading

How to Look for Ice Dam Damage to Roof

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Spring Thaw is here, so now is the time to inspect your roof for damage.

Ice Dam Damage to Roof

Many of us have known all too well the impact of ice dams on our roofs this past winter, which may have caused leaks in our homes.

Now is the time to inspect the roof and attic for possible damage and/or leaks.

Let’s start with the inside of your house in the attic. Look around in your attic for straining or signs of wet insulation. These are areas that need to be addressed or investigated further. Make sure you know these locations so that either you or someone qualified can take a closer look once on the exterior of the roof. Continue reading