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Window R Values

R Value (windows) – a classic, single pane window offers little barrier to protect from heat transference. While it prevents air movement, glass is not a great insulator and therefore conducts heat from side to side fairly easily. Of course, si...
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MERV Ratings

MERV ratings are a way to identify the effectiveness of an air filter. It stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. Essentially, it is a scale for consumers to identify what size of airborne particles will be captured by filter media. MERV ra...
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IPC

IPC, or the International Plumbing Code, is a set of codes and standards for how plumbing is to be used and installed for the best results. As an early reminder, we are not plumbers, and we are not code inspectors – no home inspector can or doe...
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UPC

UPC, or the Uniform Plumbing Code is one set of codes and standards for plumbers to be aware of. As an early reminder, we are not plumbers, and we are not code inspectors – no home inspector can or does verify adherence to codes. For more infor...
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ASHRAE

ASHRAE or the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is a national professional association for HVAC and refrigeration specialists. They advocate for the best quality work, knowledge, and application of technology t...
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U Value Windows

U Value (windows) – the U Value of windows, which for some reason stands for thermal transmittance, is a rating of how well a window conducts heat across one side to the other. This is nearly the opposite of the window’s R Value (or resis...
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Low E Windows

Low E Windows – low emissivity glass is different from double or triple pane windows that are insulated from convective heat loss. Low E glass is coated with a miniscule amount of a thin and transparent layer that is thinner than a human hair....
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Window Thermal Seals

Window Thermal Seals – windows are a simple concept that hasn’t changed much since the creation of glass. Glass isn’t a great insulator of heat energy, so the more windows we install in a home, the less efficient the building is wit...
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Meet Travis (Video Series)

Meet your inspectors! Travis Tramp, CPI discusses the perks of picking Top Notch Inspection Services in this video series, and some of the services you should consider for your next home inspection. Video Clip: Why Realtors Recommend Us (posted...
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Meet Marshall (Video Series)

Meet your inspectors! Marshall Tramp, CPI, RMP discusses what you should know before hiring a home inspector and why we encourage you to follow us along, asking questions. Video Clip: Why You Should Hire Us (posted Feb 9, 2022)...
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