Martin Luther King Jr Day 2018

On Monday, the US celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr, who would have turned 89 years old. The Baptist minister, Nobel Laureate and civil rights activist dedicated his life to “work for peace, social justice, and opportunity for all Americans”. Beginning in 1971, three years after he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, many …

Deck Safety

Information on correctly and safely building a deck for your home is readily available, and yet many decks that we see are just an accident waiting to happen. As a homeowner it is important to ensure that your deck is safe, and to do your best to prevent potential risks to your family and loved ones. No one wants to …

Can New Roofs Leak?

The picture you see here is over a roof that was recently installed on a house. The owners of the house believed that they had the roof properly installed, and that everything was done to complete the installation. They believed that since the roof was brand new, there could not possibly be problems with the roof.  At the same time, …

Slate Roofs

Today let’s talk about slate roofs. Slate roofs are unique to any other roof-type, and in order to successfully inspect a slate roof it is imperative that you first understand the various characteristics of the slate itself, as well as the ways that those characteristics impact the use of slate as a roofing material. Those characteristics are beyond the scope …

The Importance of Chimney Protection

Let’s talk about chimneys, masonry chimneys to be specific. At the top of the chimney there is intended to be a concrete top, called a “chimney cap” or “wash cap”.  The purpose of these caps it to allow water to drain over the top of the chimney, thus preventing it water from getting down into the masonry itself, which can …

We Do Pool Inspections!

Many of you may not be aware of the fact that Sherwood Inspection Services can and does perform pool inspections upon request. Dave Sherwood has been inspecting in ground pools and their related parts and components for a number of years. So as we head into summer, if your clients would like this service, they can request it at the …

Why Inspect A New Home?

I just love that new house we saw, You know , the one up on the top of the hill? Lets go for a drive in the country and see it, I’m really excited about it !! Buying a newly constructed home is a great feeling. Having issues with that new home tends to let the air out of your balloon really quickly….. with …

Super Storm Sandy Clean-Up: Part 2

Welcome to the second installation of our series on dealing with damage caused by Super Storm Sandy. Yesterday we addressed general safety concerns, specifically when dealing with clearing trees and debris. Today we turn our attention to damage that may have occurred to your home or other buildings. Any time that there is damage to your home there are two …

Super Storm Sandy – Part 1

As most of you are all too aware, our region was recently impacted by Super Storm Sandy. Although a month has passed, the recovery efforts are in many cases just beginning, and there is a long road ahead for many. To all of those who were affected, our hearts go out to you. This series of posts is intended to …