Scott Gibson
Contributing editor for Old House Web

Can solar panels help reduce heating costs?

by Scott Gibson
Solar collectors can cut fuel costs, but they're far from a total answer for heating your house. Find out more about the pros and cons for using solar panels. More »
William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Contributing editor for Old House Web

The Little Room Upstairs

by William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Many homes from the late Victorian era have a small room upstairs. Find out the history behind these rooms.More »

Clingerman Doors

Serving the mid-Atlantic, this company specializes in design...

30" American Craftsm...

This 30" vanity, topped with a granite countertop,...

ok, unfortunately I just returned from my visit to the house in qestion. I can't tell you off hand if the back is flat or textured as I don't have any…
Here is ours. Not the best picture, but it's a tough house to photograph! http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc11/1919house/Rochesterhouse1.jpg…
I think that you are on the right track and not depend on another inspection referral from the Realtor. Most inspectors have some sort of symbiotic relationship…