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Log homes may be site-built or pre-cut in a factory for delivery to the site. Some log home manufacturers can also customize their designs. Before designing or purchasing a manufactured log home, you need to consider the following for energy efficiency: The R-Value of Wood In a log home, the wood...
05/12/2007
Water may be essential to life, but as a destructive force, water can diminish the value of your home or building. Homes, as well as Commercial buildings, can suffer water damage that results in increased maintenance costs, a decrease in the value of the property, lowered productivity and potenti...
05/10/2007
Real Estate is usually the largest investment you will ever make yet many people buy and sell homes and buildings without knowing the real condition of the property. Having the home or building inspected by a Kollias Property Inspections, Inc. before you purchase will let you make Informed Decisi...
05/07/2007
Designing and building an energy-efficient home that conforms to the many considerations faced by home builders can be a challenge. However, any house style can be made to require relatively minimal amounts of energy to heat and cool, and be comfortable and healthy. It's easier now to get your ar...
04/24/2007
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 Electricity is an essential part of our lives. However, it has the potential to cause great harm. Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused. Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 485 Americans each year and injur...
04/23/2007
Water may be essential to life, but as a destructive force, water can diminish the value of your home or building. Homes, as well as Commercial buildings, can suffer water damage that results in increased maintenance costs, a decrease in the value of the property, lowered productivity and potenti...
04/16/2007
Buyers of re-sale homes almost always have their homes inspected by a professional inspector.  Buyers of new homes, however, often do not take this important step.  There are several reasons for this: The buyer is getting a brand new home, and thinks that the inspection is an unnecessary added co...
04/12/2007
Designing and building an energy-efficient home that conforms to the many considerations faced by home builders can be a challenge. However, any house style can be made to require relatively minimal amounts of energy to heat and cool, and be comfortable and healthy. It's easier now to get your ar...
04/11/2007
Have you ever inspected a crawlspace? I don't mean, "poke your head in" type of inspection. I mean a "down and dirty, on your hands and knees, with cobwebs in your face," type of inspection. If the answer is yes, I'm sure you couldn't wait to get out of there. If you answered no, however, you sho...
04/10/2007
Introduction   Homes being constructed today are more energy efficient than those built even just a few years ago, primarily due to significant improvements in building products and techniques as well as development of high-performance heating and cooling systems and other appliances. However, th...
04/09/2007
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