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The goal of HOUSETIPS is to help homeowners better understand the various systems of their house and provide insight to common and unusual issues that may occur. With decades of experience as forensic engineers, plan designers, home inspectors, and contractors, our team has unique experience in diagnosing failure patterns in houses. Our team has witnessed needless, costly repairs without repair of the actual cause of the damage. We want you better informed to save time and money so we tailored our content to help homeowners identify issues, possibly solve problems, and consider practical repairs. We hope you enjoy and benefit from the content presented by HOUSETIPS.

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Why are my wood floors buckled?

Frustrated?  Did you recently replace the floors in your house and find your new wood floors are buckled or “cupped”?  Do you have an older home where the wood floors have been installed for years only to recognize the wooden floors began the buckle? What possibly has...

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What causes ceiling stains in my house?

First, one should consider the ceiling stain is a result of water and there are many reasons why stains may occur on the ceiling.  Often, water sources such as condensation development from air conditioning ducts and service lines in humid climates, drain overflow...

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What Does A Sag in My Roof Mean?

Houston, we have a problem! How much of a problem depends largely on how large is the roof sag? And we are going to differentiate between a sag and a hole, as may have been caused by a tree or branch falling on the roof. Generally, any sag is a strong indication of...

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Why are my wood floors buckled?

Frustrated?  Did you recently replace the floors in your house and find your new wood floors are buckled or “cupped”?  Do you have an older home where the wood floors have been installed for years only to recognize the wooden floors began the buckle? What possibly has...

read more

What causes ceiling stains in my house?

First, one should consider the ceiling stain is a result of water and there are many reasons why stains may occur on the ceiling.  Often, water sources such as condensation development from air conditioning ducts and service lines in humid climates, drain overflow...

read more

What Does A Sag in My Roof Mean?

Houston, we have a problem! How much of a problem depends largely on how large is the roof sag? And we are going to differentiate between a sag and a hole, as may have been caused by a tree or branch falling on the roof. Generally, any sag is a strong indication of...

read more