About Doug Fast

Doug Fast is the owner of Quality Building Inspections. Since 2003, Doug has performed over 6,000 inspections. Doug and his company perform commercial and home inspections in Centennial, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, and the Denver Metro area.

Thermal Imaging and The Home Inspection – Part 3

This is the last part of a 3 part blog on thermal imaging and the home inspection. The first 2 blogs focused on basics of infrared thermography, and the primary benefits of utilizing thermal imaging during the home inspection. Today’s blog focuses on limitations of thermal imaging during the home inspection. Although thermal imaging is

Thermal Imaging and The Home Inspection – Part 2

By Doug Fast The last blog was an introduction to infrared thermography and some basic facts about how thermal imaging works. This blog is going to touch on what the benefits are of conducting thermal imaging as part of the home inspection process, and why it will someday be considered standard practice. There are numerous

Thermal Imaging and The Home Inspection – Part 1

Although thermal imaging has yet to become a standard in the typical home inspection, it is becoming a valuable tool for the home inspector community to utilize. Over the course of the next few blogs, we discuss what thermal imaging is, we will address why there is a need for thermal imaging, as well as

Gravity Based Furnaces – Are they an issue?

  Although it does not happen very frequently, every once in a while, I run into an old gravity-based furnace when completing a home inspection. These furnaces are also referred to “Octopus” furnaces, because of how the ducting come out of the unit. They rely completely on the convection of the heat to spread throughout