With the push for more energy efficient building materials things bound to happen that were not intended. Look at windows. They have added a coating to better reflect the suns rays, the result is the windows are able to act like a slightly curved mirror and focus the suns rays like Archimedes supposedly did around 212 BC.
Decks are nice to have on your home. Decks extend the living space of your home to include part of the exterior. Decks however are often not built correctly. When we do home inspections in Central Ohio we often find decks that are in need of repairs and improvement.
Recently there was deck collapse at a Dublin Ohio condo raising awarness of the need for safe decks.
We frequently will find windows with issues such as broken seals, springs not tight enough, cracked glass or the tilt in latches broken. This window found during a condo inspection in Columbus Ohio had a combination.
Here is a video that demonstrates the importance of controlling exterior water and the importance of a sump pump if a home has a basement. Without this sump pump the basement would have flooded. With this risk it would be a good idea to have a backup sump pump system.