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May 4, 2012

Horrors! Scenes from a Home Inspector’s No-No Book

Syndicated — As a home inspector, once you step foot inside a home to inspect it for a customer, there's usually a surprise or two awaiting. Because when a homeowner faces an "issue," they take it upon themselves to fix it. There are good fixes, workarounds and then jury rigged solutions that are just plain bad ideas for a number of reasons, but mostly because they are dangerous.

Click on the photos below to get a bigger glimpse of some of the most notoriously silly things ever attempted on homes that were in need of repair. In other words, here's a round-up of what NOT to do.

Have fun!

Ice Dams - Remember ice dams? They were nasty last winter here in Minnesota (photo below).



Ice Dam-age Control - This was someone's solution to chronic water intrusion from ice dam leakage (photo below).

Hack Ice Dam Removal - We've said many times that pressure washers should never be used to remove ice dams, because they tear up shingles (photo below).



Hot Roof? Cold Roof? Not Sure - Attics are supposed to be treated as warm spaces or cold spaces. Someone obviously didn't understand the point (photo below).

Hockey Puck Fascia Repair - Hole in your fascia? No problem! Just use a bunch of caulk and a hockey puck to fix it (photo below).



Rotted Roof Decking - The roof decking was in horrible condition at this house, but that didn't stop the roofers; they installed a new roof covering right over the top. That black stuff is the ice & water shield (photo below).

Bad Shingle Repair - No explanation needed (photo below).

Bad Chimney Crown - We could tell this chimney crown needed repair just by looking at it from the ground, but we had no idea it would be this bad. This chimney crown obviously needs to be completely replaced (photo below).

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