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Old 02-25-2015, 10:37 PM   #16
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Thanks Chet,

That info is greatly appreciated. It's a new house (they finished building July 2014) so there is a possibility damage may have been done in the hail storm while it was being built. I will definitely get that checked. We moved here in July 2014 from Georgia, and we didn't have many of the issues I've heard about here (like foundation cracking, water leaks, expanding clay and you're about the 4th person who has told me they don't insulate well here in TX). Anyway I was pretty concerned with it being a new house, but I'll get the seals on the roof looked at after the A/C guy checks the ducts. Thanks for the feedback!

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Thanks Chet,

That info is greatly appreciated. It's a new house (they finished building July 2014) so there is a possibility damage may have been done in the hail storm while it was being built. I will definitely get that checked. We moved here in July 2014 from Georgia, and we didn't have many of the issues I've heard about here (like foundation cracking, water leaks, expanding clay and you're about the 4th person who has told me they don't insulate well here in TX). Anyway I was pretty concerned with it being a new house, but I'll get the seals on the roof looked at after the A/C guy checks the ducts. Thanks for the feedback!

~Mike
Yes, unfortunately, N. TX. has some quirks! Since yours is a new house, I would recommend that you use a soaker hose around the house during the hot summer months to avoid foundation issues. There are several recommendations on the Internet about how to set that up. Its not that big a deal - I have mine setup using an auto timer and it does not take a whole lot of effort.

Apparently, every house will crack somewhere and at some point in time! I used to be real paranoid about cracks - now they don't bother me anymore. I have been super careful about monitoring my foundation and I noticed a hairline vertical crack in the foundation itself! Its not a complete crack, but there is one nonetheless. Those are the nasty ones! Cracks in your drywall are no big deal. So, it is something you just cannot avoid. Oh well - the price we pay for warmer weather!

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