How Much Attic Insulation Do I Need?

One of the more undervalued findings of a home inspection is insuffienct attic insulation. In fact, rarely does a client inquire about the amount of insulation present in the attic and if that amount is sufficient and in good condition. A home inspection performed by Accurate Home Inspections LLC includes a thorough evaluation of the attic insulation as well as recommendations for increasing the energy efficiency of your home. Having the correct amount of attic insulation can help you maintain ...
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What’s an Ice Dam?

Ice dams form when water from melting snow freezes at the edge of your roofline. Without adequate roof snow removal, the ice that develops may grow large enough to prevent water from properly draining off the roof. When water is unable to drain from a roof, it may back up underneath roof shingles and make its way into your home. Heat coils are a popular tactic when it comes to battling ice dams. However, they require precise installation and can make matters worse if not professionally insta...
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Do I Really Need a Radon Test?

This is one of the more common questions we get when booking a home inspection. Our answer, and the answer of the EPA, is an emphatic “Yes!” Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. It forms naturally from the decay (breaking down) of radioactive elements, such as uranium, which are found in different amounts in soil and rock throughout the world. Radon is present outdoors and indoors. It is normally found at very low levels in outdoor air and in drinking water from rivers and lakes....
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Winter is Coming!

With the last of the leaves making their annual fall, that means one thing: It’s time to bust out the winter jackets and shovels for that impending first dump of snow. Each year, Minnesotans spend a lot of money on keeping warm during the winter months. But did you know that there are several steps that you can take right now (some of which are very simple) to get ahead of the cold weather and all the havoc it can wreck on your home and finances? The following is a list of things that should b...
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