Information and help for your home:

The Site Index:

 Topic Index
Here you'll find in-depth articles on topics related to the building, care, and maintenance of your home from roofs to basements, and everything in between.

The Sound Home Consultant
Questions about home construction and improvement? Ask George, he can answer your specific questions by phone or e-mail. The fees are very reasonable and the results are great!

Sound Home Glossary
Do you ever feel as if your contractor is selling you polyisocyanurate foam when what you really need is a setback thermostat? Here is a handy guide of over 100 common (and not so common) construction terms.

Soundproofing Information
Our name is a wordplay on our interest in promoting the soundness of homes, and our physical location - Puget Sound. This name has also attracted many questions regarding the soundproofing of homes. Here is some material and information on that subject.

George's House Hunting Tips
A list of tips from a home inspector with 25+ years of experience. And some tips for the Pre-purchase Process designed to help you make a more informed decision.

About The Sound Home Resource Center
Meet George Guttmann, the home improvement expert and publisher of The Sound Home Resource Center. Also: tips to navigate the site, meet our sponsors, and comments from out readers.

Your Stories
Stories from the front lines. From and by you, the homeowners who have lived through a construction or remodeling process. The mistakes and successes, the lessons learned, a bit of humor. Submissions welcome! We look forward to your entries!

Homes for Everyone
A list of housing and housing related organizations that need our help.

About the Author

George Guttmann was a home inspector and construction consultant from 1978 through 2012. While he has retired from inspecting homes, he does still provide consulting services. He is the publisher and primary author of this web-site - The Sound Home Resource Center - one of the most popular and authoritative sources of home improvement and construction information on the Internet.

If you are in need of a home inspection, please consider Terry Peacock from Peacock Home Inspections. You can review the website or call 206.367.6566.

Your specific questions regarding construction related topics can be answered by George through an e-mail or telephone consultation. For questions regarding re-print, licensing or advertising on the SHRC please write to: