Roof Kickout Flashing

Kickout flashing, also known as diverter flashing, is a special type of flashing that diverts rainwater away from the cladding and into the gutter. When installed properly, they provide excellent protection against the penetration of water into the building envelope.

Several factors can lead to rainwater intrusion, but a missing kickout flashing, in particular, often results in concentrated areas of water accumulation and potentially severe damage to exterior walls. Water penetration into the cladding can occasionally be observed on the exterior wall in the form of vertical water stains, although inspectors should not rely on visual identification. There may be severe damage with little or no visible evidence.

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Is there a cure for a Fogged Glass Fireplace?

After years of use, gas fireplaces often develop a cloudy white haze on the glass. This white haze makes the flames difficult to see, ruins any potential illusion that you’re looking at a real fireplace, and is really unsightly.  So what can be done......

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Should You or Your Painter Use Lead Paint Swabs

“It’s clear from our study that LeadCheck Swabs shouldn’t be used to determine if house dust contains lead in excess of the EPA standards, ” said Korfmacher, community outreach coordinator for the Medical Center’s Department of Environmental Medicine. “However, this test could be a good pre-test for getting professional clearance using dust wipes. If the swab test comes up positive, then you know you have lead and you should clean more before paying for a professional clearance test. But you should never be reassured by a negative test that dust lead levels are safe.”


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Maintaining Your Ductless Heating/Cooling System

If your home is equipped with a ductless system, or you’re considering having one installed, use the ductless system maintenance tips below to help you keep the mini-split heating and cooling system running smoothly.

The popularity of ductless, or mini-split, heating and cooling systems is growing in Seattle,WA  areas where older houses are heated by radiator or electric baseboard heaters. Mini-split heating and cooling systems can be installed in houses with no existing ductwork by mounting interior wall units strategically throughout the home. Easy to install and provide easy heating and cooling zones to any area of your home.


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Asbestos Testing company in Grays Harbor County, Washington

If you are looking for a asbestos testing company in Grays Harbor County, Washington, we can help. With years of asbestos testing experience in Grays Harbor County, our top rated AHERA Asbestos inspectors can help.

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Tacoma Smelter Plume Soil Sampling in Seattle

Department of Ecology is managing the clean-up of the Tacoma Smelter Plume. The area is too large to dig up all the contaminated soils. Buying a home or live in King County? Then soil sampling should be on your agenda.

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WA State Asbestos Notification Requirements

Renovating your home? You need to understand your Asbestos Requirements for testing and Notifications. PNWIG is here to help break down the Code and Legal obligation set by WA State 

WAC 296-65-020

 

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Commercial Roof Inspections

Torch down roofing systems tend to be more expensive than other roofing materials; however, their resistance to harsh weather conditions and long lifespan make them well worth the additional cost over time. There are other low-cost alternatives available that provide the same look as torch down roofing, but these substitutions have been known to shorten the lifespan of the roof itself, which can be more expensive in the long run. Also PVC membranes have become a new reliable option for flat roofing.

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Garage Door Maintenance

An annual garage door tune-up inspection helps ensure reliable, quiet operation and safety. Each step of the tune-up takes 10 minutes or less and is worth it to keep your garage door in good working order.

Perhaps no other part of your home experiences as much wear and tear as your overhead garage door. The average garage door will go up and down more than a thousand times a year. When kept in good working order, it provides convenience and security. But a neglected door can not only become as noisy as a locomotive but also pose a significant safety risk to your family, especially your kids. In this article, we'll show the steps involved in the annual inspection and maintenance of your automatic overhead door for reliable, quiet operation and safety. Many of these tips also apply to overhead garage doors that don't even have an automatic opener.

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The REAL Ideal Temperture Setting For Your Water Heater

When adjusting my hot water heater, what temperature should I set it to? Is the answer different if you have: concerns about diseases, a dishwasher, young children or elderly that can be easily burned, electric vs. gas heat, type of plumbing (e.g. PEX or Copper) or Allergies?

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