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Certified Building Code Official

Roger Frost is a Certified Building Code Official registered with the Ontario Building Officials Association of Ontario. Building code regulations are complex, interdependent and ever- evolving, requiring training to intrepet and apply. The OBOA is deeply involved in the creation and evolution of the building code and is a trusted training, certification and advising resource for building industry professionals.
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Roger Frost has taken the following Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing courses as part of Certification for Certified Building Code Official requirements:
Ministry of Housing – Part 9 The Building Envelope
Ministry of Housing – Part 9 Structural
Ministry of Housing – Part 3 Fire & Structural
Ministry of Housing – Part 3 Large Buildings
Ministry of Housing – Part 3 Health & Safety
Ministry of Housing – Part 10/11 Change of Use
Ministry of Housing – Part 9 Health and Safety
Ministry of Housing – Part 9, The House
Legal Process – pertaining to Ontario Building Code

As part of the Certification Process, points are awarded for other related training courses, such as attaining qualification as a Certified WETT Inspector.

CBCO DESIGNATION

Designation as a Certified Building Code Official (CBCO) is voluntary enhancement to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) qualification examination requirements signifying a level of competency above the legislated baseline. To achieve CBCO designation, an OBOA member must complete prescribed minimum levels of examination, education and experience.

 

For over 50 years the OBOA has played a leading role in the education, training and professional development of Ontario’s municipal Building Officials. The OBOA is committed to maintaining the highest degree of professionalism in the field of Building Code administration and building safety, while promoting uniform code interpretation and enforcement through training and education services, and other related committee work.
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Certified Master Inspector
Certified Master Inspector All CMIs® have completed at least 1,000 fee-paid inspections and/or hours of training and education combined. All CMIs® have been in the inspection business for at least three years prior to becoming Board-Certified. All CMIs® abide by the inspection industry’s toughest Code of Ethics. Not everyone can become a Certified Master Inspector®. Hiring a CMI® means hiring the best.

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By awarding the Continuing Education/experience-based Certified Master Inspector® professional designation, the Master Inspector Certification Board, Inc., supports the inspection industry’s advanced education providers and encourages experienced inspectors to maintain excellence throughout their careers.

Certified Master Inspector (CMI)® is both a U.S. and Canadian registered trademark of the Master Inspector Certification Board, Inc. CMI® is the inspection industry’s top professional designation and is awarded to qualifying inspectors who have demonstrated the highest level of competency.

While the MICB strives to promote excellence and professionalism in the inspection industry, the selection of an inspector is ultimately a decision for the consumer, and we do not guarantee or warrant any inspection performed by those inspectors listed on this website. Visitors to this website understand and agree that the Master Inspector Certification Board (MICB) is not liable for the alleged acts or omissions of any inspector it promotes, nor may the MICB be held liable for damages allegedly sustained as a result of the acts or omissions of those inspectors, regardless of the legal theories employed. Users of this site agree that the exclusive venue for any litigation against the MICB will be brought in the District Court for Boulder County, Colorado, or the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.
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Certified Home Inspector

Roger Frost in currently a member in good standing with InterNACHI.  Make sure you choose an InterNACHI®-Certified Home Inspector to inspect your home. Buying a home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. Inspect it once. Inspect it right.  Ask your home inspector questions about his Experience, Training and Knowledge prior to hiring.  When you hire your own Home Inspector you are sure he is working for you.
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Roger Frost offers the following types of Inspections to help protect your Investment:

  • Project and contractor oversight
  • New-construction phase inspections
  • Final walk-through inspections
  • One-Year Builder’s Warranty Inspections
  • Annual inspections for home and commercial property owners
  • Investor consulting
  • Pre-Listing Seller Inspections
  • Foreclosure inspections
  • Insurance inspections
  • Home inspections

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The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors – InterNACHI® – is the world’s largest trade organization of residential and commercial property inspectors. InterNACHI®  is a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)(6) non-profit membership trade organization headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, and operates in 65 different countries and nine languages. InterNACHI’s Vision and Mission Statement

InterNACHI® is the inspection industry’s largest provider of education and training. InterNACHI® and the InterNACHI® School is recognized, approved, or accredited by more than 100 state, government, and non-government agencies to operate as an online education provider for home inspectors, contractors, and real estate agents. 

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Knowledge | Training | Education | Your Home Inspector

Over 8000 Home Inspections - Experience

In the past 18 Years Roger Frost has completed over 8,000 residential home inspections.  As a Professional Home Inspector nothing can take the place of actual Home Inspection experience.  While Training and Education are valuble assests,  inspecting the Home utilizes the combination of Experience, Knowledge and Training.

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To become a Professional Home Inspector you should have training and experience in defect recognition training and extensive knowledge of electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling and ventilation systems, foundations and roofing of building structures. Although construction related fields require an understanding of how homes are built, they almost never deal with the extended use and age related deterioration of components that the home inspector encounters on a daily basis. 

Prior to becoming a Home Inspector I was in charge of Project Reviews for the Borden Fire Department for 7 years.  During this time I would inspect design drawings to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code.  I also made regular site visits to ensure proper installation and appliacations of products used in the construction of buildings.  During this time I also inspected residential homes which were under going complete renovation and updating.  Working with Design Consultants and Project Supervisors also gave me an overview of the complete construction process, from design through to completion.

While spending some time working as a Contractor I became a member of HUDAC and built a number of homes, for resale.  This again added to my experience in the complete building process starting at the ground level and ending with the completion and sale of the home.
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Free Infrared Camera Inspections

Free Thermal Imaging Scan provided with every home inspection.  Roger Frost was the first Home Inspector in Simcoe County to offer Thermal Imaging as part of the Home Inspection.  An Infrared Camera can help find missing insulation, hidden moisture and electrical hot spots.  Thermal Imaging can also identify areas of heat loss.
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Thermal imaging inspections can detect temperature changes on finished surfaces which provide vital information concerning water penetration and your building envelope.  We provide Free Thermal Imaging scans of all your exterior walls, ceilings, doors, windows, skylights and electrical panel as part of your home inspection.

Infrared testing is based on the principle that heat flow in a material is altered by the presence of some type of anomalies. These changes in heat flow cause localized temperature differences in the material surface. The imaging or study of such thermal patterns is known as Thermography.

 Thermal Imaging Inspections – How it Works

Heat can be described as the energy associated with the random and chaotic motions of the atomic particles from which matter is composed. 

Heat transfer can occur by conduction, radiation, convection, or a combination of these. When a surface is heated, there is an increase in energy of the atomic particles leading to a corresponding increase in temperature and emitted energy. The chaotic thermal agitation of atomic particles produce a form of radiant electromagnetic energy known as infrared radiation (that is , radiation of frequencies beyond red). All materials (hot or cold) contain heat and radiate infrared energy.

 The thermal imaging camera has a lens which focuses on the infrared light being emitted by object camera is pointed at. The camera typically has a phased array which will detect the infrared elements and depict them as a thermogram. The thermogram is interpreted by the circuits in the camera and transmitted to the display. Most cameras can display in black and white (grayscale) or in colour (rainbow) depending on settings the operator chooses.

Infrared cameras scan at a rate of 29 to 31 times a second and can read temperature from minus 20 degrees C to over 2000 degrees C. These cameras can detect a change in temperature as small as 0.2 C. Home inspectors typically will be using the un-cooled type of thermal imaging camera.

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WETT Inspection Pricing

Level One WETT Certified Inspection price is $175.00.  When you include a WETT Inspection with your Home Inspection the fee is only $75.00 per appliance.  WETT Inspections outside our local service area are typically $200.00. During Summer Months we expand our Inspection Area for Weekend WETT Certified Inspections, coverying Bracebridge, Honey Harbour, Bala and Port Carling

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WETT Inspections – Items inspected

   Chimney – a detailed look at your chimney looking for signs of structural damage.

✅  Liner / Flue –  visual inspection looking for cracks in liner or flue

✅  Smoke Chamber – inspect for gaps or cracks – creosote build-up

✅  Damper – operational and both opens and closes

✅  Firebox – inspect for gaps and signs of settling

✅  Hearth / Floor Protection – measure extension and sides for proper protection

✅  Clearance to Combustible Surfaces – measure sidewalls and mantle for compliance

✅   We can provide a report delivered on-site as soon as the inspection is completed!

Protect your family’s safety Having your chimney cleaned semi-annually can provide you with the “Peace Of Mind”
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