Pictured here is active water intrusion (wet spot) and historic water intrusion (water stains) discovered within a side attic at a recent home inspection in Anacortes on Fidalgo Island. Obviously, a roofing contractor will need to further evaluate and make necessary repairs. The issue at this home, unfortunately, is that the ceilings were vaulted (e.g., no attic access) so without invasive inspection, one really doesn’t know what’s going on behind ceiling finishes. With water intrusion, water related issues like mold, deterioration and insect activity should be suspected. Ultimately, I’m not sure if this client heeded my advice to invasive inspect, but I’m hopeful he did.
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The Washington State University Extension Energy Program (WSU) was directed by the Washington State Department of Commerce to identify, solicit, and provide equipment and training to grant recipients who will deliver air leakage testing services in the state of Washington for Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) compliance. The 2009 WSEC requires air leakage testing for all new construction in Washington State. This program is supported by funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Washington Department of Commerce. All Islands Home Inspections was one of only forty grant recipients statewide. Continue reading