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Paul Frey

Home Inspector

Coming from a hands-on family, Paul Frey learned the ins and outs of construction at a young age. He launched his career in the rehabilitation and resale of older homes, but when, over 25 years ago, a friend suggested he get out of “that rat race,” Frey turned to the field of home inspection.

What is the aspect of your home you covet the most? I have solid-wood cedar siding that’s in perfect condition!

TIP Pay close attention to the siding flashing on the outside of your home. Poorly done or missing siding flashings at doors, windows, and penetrations allow water to seep into wall voids and cause mold and rot damage, which can often lead to expensive repairs.