It’s often said that blogging is a lot like writing, in that it requires persistence and patience. The greatest reward for me comes from hearing from you. I love to hear your questions and would be happy to answer them as best I can. But please read this first: my blog comments are moderated because I get lots of spam comments daily and don’t have time to delete all the junk! Also, if you’re looking for building tips or advice outside of my expertise (building science), please check my Resources page before leaving a comment here – there may be someone better suited to give the answer you need. And, if you’re looking for information in a language other than English, please visit my Services page to find a translation service.
To develop an effective plan for your home’s renovation or repair, it is necessary that all of your questions are answered before work begins. Asking the right questions about building science and inspection prior to choosing a contractor will save both you and the contractor time and money: both mistakes! Most local “home inspectors” are NOT building scientists; they usually have little or no training in building science. If they give you advice, it is a good idea to get a second opinion from an independent building scientist. Licensed engineering firms and licensed home inspectors can be found through the International Code Council and the National Association of Home Builders.
The questions I am most frequently asked are answered right here on my blog. You can search by keyword, category or subcategory in the sidebar. If you still have unanswered questions after reading through everything on this blog (and doing a search first), then by all means please contact me and I will do my best to answer your questions! Your home is unique and no one knows the specifics of it like you do.