My name is Mark Parlee.

I have spent 40 years building residential homes, commercial buildings and apartment complexes and completing remodeling projects. As The Building Consultant, I offer a consulting service to identify the problems of building performance, moisture intrusion (leaks), and construction defects.

Why I am NOT a Home Inspector Call Before It's an Emergency

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Common Roofing Errors

Details that matter on asphalt shingle roofs I was recently called to consult on an Iowa home that had extensive roof leaks into the finished […]

Repairing a Rotting Roof

Water dripping from a skylight during an autumn rainstorm looked like a minor leak. But when the roofer making repairs discovered an unexpectedly large area of saturated OSB sheathing and […]

Getting Kickout Flashings Right

I founded my own framing and siding company back in 1990, and while my brother still runs the siding division, much of my work these […]

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