White rot fungi Notice the environment for anobiid beetles as well on the sill plate and rim joist Conducive Condition Water is leaking in and onto a structural beam via the rim joist. The cause is a missing flashing on the exterior between the vertical lap siding and...
James Lagergren is the President of Rainshadow Home Inspection and Rainshadow Inspection Services Inc. Services include pre-sale home inspections, new construction walk-throughs, Energy Audits, Blower Door Testing, Infared Thermography, Moisture Evaluations and...
This post is written by James Lagergren, a licensed home inspector out of Port Townsend, Washington (License 1799) and Structural Pest Inspector (SPI 94987) on behalf of Rainshadow Home Inspection. They can be reached at (360) 301-2035 or by email at...
Anobiid Beetle Anobiid Exit holes Moisture Ant Frass Licensed Pest Inspector true-powderpost-beetles carpanter-ants Many of my clients are concerned and rightly so with the presence of wood destroying organisms in their home. Whether you are a buyer looking to...
James is my most trusted home inspector. As someone who represents waterfront home buyers throughout the Puget Sound and Hood Canal, I always recommend the buyers make the additional investment to hire James and bring him from Port Townsend to the location of their next home.
Just like real estate brokers, not all home inspectors are equally skilled and knowledgeable. It pays to make the extra marginal investment to hire the best. You will rest easy knowing that James has thoroughly inspected every possible facet of the home and will leave the inspection armed with accurate and valuable information that could save you tens of thousands of dollars during negotiations.
Don't skimp on your home inspection investment and hire the best. Hire James.
Chris Murphy 11/01/2018
Rainshadow Home Inspection was one of the inspection services recommended by our realtor. James did a thorough inspection of the house, providing a detailed explanation as he assessed each area of the home. I appreciated the level of detail he provided, speaking in terms the average person can understand. We needed the report later that day and it was sent to us by 1:00pm. A few weeks later, when the flooring installer had some concerns about a high moisture reading in one area of the house , James crawled under the house to investigate. Not only did he do this on short notice, he didn't charge an additional fee. I'm wowed by the level of care and service James provided. I highly recommend Rainshadow Home Inspection.
Claudette Dietlin 9/21/2018
We recently bought a log cabin in rural Jefferson County and James did an incredible job with the inspection. He was extremely thorough and very knowledgeable about log homes. He was a clear communicator and took the time to teach us about the maintenance of our log home. He helped us prioritize the repairs needed on the home, and even helped connect us with a few reputable contractors in the area. His inspection report was very detailed and included a ton of pictures. Based on his report we were able to negotiate a lower price. We really enjoyed working with James- he will be our home inspector for life!
Caitlin Connolly 5/21/2018
I had the opportunity to have James inspected on two home last summer. He is excellent. James took time to explain. He is sincere and straightforward.
S. Mackay 5/14/2018
James was awesome! We are buying a log house, which requires much more than the usual expertise. James took his time, covered all our special issues comprehensively, and still took care of every detail of the regular home inspection. The report was really clear and easy to read and understand.
Hilary Rosen 4/28/2018
Just had a second inspection by James yesterday in Port Townsend and would highly recommend him if you’re buying a home. He is very intelligent and detail oriented and made observations I think others might have missed. I have especially appreciated his overall professionalism and honesty in each situation, and will definitely hire him for any and all future real estate purchases.
J. Daniels 4/28/2018
James with Rainshadow Home Inspection is an incredibly thoughtful, knowledgable, and honest home inspector. If you're in the market to buy a new home and you want to make sure that your purchase is safe, sound, and in good condition (or, for that matter, if you are a homeowner thinking of selling your home and want to make the best preparations for sale possible), you cannot go wrong hiring James. I've sent numerous clients to James and they've all had nothing but glowing things to say about him.
David Faber 4/27/2018
Very thorough inspection, answered all my questions. Knowledgeable, prompt, and professional.
Glenn Grant 4/03/2018
James was incredibly professional, detail oriented, ETHICAL, and extremely accommodating. I've worked in the Real Estate industry for a few years, and have used many home inspectors and have to say that he is by far the best I worked with. I highly recommend him!!