I often wonder why a home inspector would blog. Why would I want to blog? Much of what we do as a home inspector is not entertainment. So a blog that is written by a home inspector will rarely have humor, or shock value, or heavy social commentary as so many bloggers offer.
There are many ways that home buyers and home owners can learn about their home or the home they hope to own. I want my blog posts to be of value to you when you search for answers about your home. Most of my posts will be answers to real questions that I have written elsewhere on the internet.
If you were to ask an experienced web designer or web marketing expert, they will remind us that blogging is of value to boost our Google Search Engine ranking so we will come up higher in the search results. That is not why I blog. It may however be a beneficial side effect.
The reason that I have blogged in the past and will begin to re-post some old blog posts is because I wanted to write answers to questions that are important to home owners.
Other home inspectors may look in on my writings from time to time and I hope they comment on my posts. Remember that I write from the perspective of someone who lives and works in the Midwest. The homes we inspect here were built for the climate and weather that is typical for this area in Northeastern Illinois. Every part of the country has their own climate and weather which have historically impacted how homes have been built, from the foundation to the roof, for generations.