While many building envelope errors solutions cannot be installed or even identified, without proper training, there are some things that the average homeowner can find if they know what to look for.
At least twice a year, it is recommended to perform a full-house inspection. During this inspection, the homeowner should investigate every single component of their home for structural integrity. This includes floors, walls, ceilings, lighting fixtures, doorways, windows, interior trim, cabling, and vents. Each should be individually inspected for signs of damage and/or improper installation. Even a general feeling that something doesn’t look quite right can lead to improvement.
There’s no harm in inspecting the home yourself. Many times, it is welcomed by the home inspector before they arrive, as it can assist them in starting off their own inspection with a more informed perspective.