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While the bulk of construction standards are pretty well established, things do change rapidly because the materials and methods used in the field are ever evolving. Here are some snippets of things we see and just some good ole tips and oddities we’ve encountered in the field.

Damn Ice Dams

Inspector Insights

It's wintertime in Chicago! Yay! The annual test of our mettle is at hand. All the fun in the snow we have to look forward to. ... unplowed side streets and alleys, shoveling buried cars, shoveling walks, sub-zero ...

Inspectors: Provide A Successful Inspection in Winter

Do's and Don't's
Cbi inspectors provide a successful inspection in winter

Home inspectors — Just because the temperature dropped (a lot) doesn’t mean our work is done! If you’re from Chicago or anywhere with a similar climate, then you’re certainly accustomed to doing jobs in less than ...

Keep Your Home Warm With Winter HVAC Chores

Do's and Don't's
Cbi keep your home warm with winter hvac

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you’re off the hook from doing chores around the house. If you want to ensure your HVAC system is working properly all winter long, and that you don’t get caught with cold ...

Common HVAC Issues in Winter

Do's and Don't's
Cbi common HVAC issues in winter

After being out and about in the Chicago cold all day long, the best feeling is coming home to a warm and cozy space. However, there are a few common issues that may affect your HVAC system in the winter and ...

Protect Your Roof This and Every Winter

Do's and Don't's
Cbi protect your roof this and every winter

Unfortunately, there has been a long-standing feud between Chicago winters and roofs; the two just don’t work well together. Snow, ice, freezing, and thawing can and will all take a toll on your Chicago area roof ...

Is Your Home Ready for A Chicago Winter?

Do's and Don't's
Cbi is your home ready for winter weather

Can you feel it? The crisp Chicago air creeping in, stronger winds, and before you know it we’ll be digging our cars out of snow and trying to figure out how we can save ourselves (and our homes) from the beautiful ...

Stuck Indoors? Keep Your Home Fresh in Winter

Do's and Don't's
Cbi stuck indoors keep home fresh

Chicago weather is unlike anywhere else, but we can all agree that as the winter weather comes upon us, most of us are locking our windows shut for the foreseeable future. Closing our doors and windows is our first ...

Why Winter Is A Great Time for Home Inspections

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Cbi why winter is a great time for home

Think you shouldn’t have a home inspection just because there’s some (or a lot of) snow and ice on the ground? Think again. In fact, it may even be a better time! Sure, there are some special considerations to ...

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