I was able to go to this years Home Show and I spend all my time going isle to isle talking to contractors and vendors on various products.
I like to stay informed on the new products and also like to see some of the inferior products some are trying to sell.
There must be 20+ gutter covers, same with basement waterproofing materials.
I spoke to roofers about various areas I typically see with inadequate ventilation and flashing installs. Most claim they do it right by I wonder why many do not.
Lots of various types of insulation methods. Cool watching the demos.
I like talking to plumbers, HVAC specialists and other trade professionals.
I have a bag of brochures and literature to sort through. Some I can use to enhance my reports. I can also use to identify new products.
On my wish list is an enclosed patio, hot tub, deck. Soft wall or similar product for basement finishing. Also I think I want to have hardie board on my house as the 1960s cedar is beginning to weather. It was interesting talking to the james hardie rep. They are taking away work from the vinyl siding, and glad as vinyl is cheap and suspect to heat damage.
If you get a chance go to your nearest cities home show. Cleveland’s is one of the best and if anyone wants to go next year I would be glad to accompany you. I actually saved money on my Angie’s membership and enjoyed the 5 hour energy booth.
I thought I noted one of my fellow inspectors as there vehicle was there. See pic.