Tanner Weyland

Through articles, newsletters, and social media posts, Content Marketing Specialist Tanner Weyland provides risk management education to home inspectors nationwide. A Brigham Young University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature, Tanner is a proven communicator with the ability to translate difficult insurance ideas into layman’s terms. In his spare time, Tanner enjoys taking road trips, playing card games, and making pizza with his wife.

For Black History Month, this article discusses how Black home inspectors chose different paths.

Four Journeys, Four Destinations: A Black History Month Inspector Spotlight

By Tanner Weyland / February 1, 2023

Starting a career in home inspection is difficult for anyone, regardless of their background. Each journey comes with its unique set of challenges and triumphs, as the four home inspectors in this article can attest. In a way, you must recraft yourself into someone new to fit the role. You must change who you are…

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Does the subcontractor you are shaking hands with meet subcontractor insurance requirements?

Subcontracting Insurance Requirements: What to Know When Using Subcontractors for Specialty Inspections

By Tanner Weyland / January 1, 2023

Does your client want a pool inspection, but you aren’t trained to inspect pools? Did you schedule two pest inspection for the same time? Do you have the skills to perform a radon test but don’t have enough monitors to go around? Subcontracting may be your solution. A subcontractor is a business or person you…

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Great Expectations: What Home Inspection Insurance Companies Expect

By Tanner Weyland / December 15, 2022

Home inspectors, you expect a lot out of their home inspection insurance company. You want them to be there for you when you call. You expect financial coverage for claims. And you want access to legal expertise. But with all these great expectations that you have for your insurer, have you ever thought about their…

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If These Walls Could Talk: Managing Risk With Old House Inspections

By Tanner Weyland / November 15, 2022

When you perform a home inspection on an old house, you’re turning a page in history. You see historical construction methods, old or outdated materials, and fascinating (or worrying) structural designs. This makes old houses and historic homes both exciting and risky to inspect. Time leads to decay, shoddy repairs, and concealed defects, which can…

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Building Trust With Social Media: A Home Inspector Spotlight

By Tanner Weyland / October 15, 2022

In our Inspector Spotlight series, we take a closer look at individual inspectors making an impact on the inspection industry. How do you get referrals as a home inspector? You start by building trust. If a realtor has confidence in you, they can become a steady source of inspections. If a former client appreciated your…

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You Shall Not Pass: Home Inspection Claims for Inaccessible Defects

By Tanner Weyland / September 15, 2022

Even if your standards of practice (SOPs) include certain systems and components, those areas can be inaccessible. Bad weather, furniture or other obstructions, and lack of clearance are just some of the circumstances that can inhibit your inspection. One inspector learned this the hard way when he was inspecting a home’s roof during winter. While…

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Watch Your Step - A Condo Inspection Claim

Watch Your Step: A Condo Inspection Claim

By Tanner Weyland / August 15, 2022

The following is a condo water damage claim from our home inspector insurance claim archives. To protect the insured’s identity, all identifiable characteristics—including names, associations, and locations—have been omitted or removed. It was spring break in Florida, and one of our home inspectors was inspecting a condo. It was on the second floor of a…

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Commercial Inspections: Big Projects, Big Risks

By Tanner Weyland / July 15, 2022

If you are a home inspector, you may have considered commercial inspections as another source of revenue. The transition would seem simple: ensure you are compliant with state regulations, do a bit of marketing, maybe some classes, and you would be good to go—right? At InspectorPro Insurance, we have seen that commercial inspections are anything…

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4 Reasons Why Home Inspectors Don’t Carry Insurance (And Why You Really Should)

By Tanner Weyland / June 15, 2022

Why carry home inspector insurance? You might have had this question for yourself. Or you might be the type of inspector who puts off getting insurance until after you’ve had a negative experience, like Tony Escamilla of Villa Home Inspections in California. Earlier in his career, Escamilla felt that insurance was optional for experienced inspectors…

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Manufactured Homes: Home Inspecting a Prefab

By Tanner Weyland / May 15, 2022

Mobile homes (currently known as manufactured homes) are becoming a popular option for affordable homeownership, especially with the median price of a typical single-family home going up by about 20 percent this past year. As a home inspector, expect to see many more manufactured homes in your inspection career, regardless of whether you seek them or…

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Home Inspectors: Protect Yourself Better Against Snakes

By Tanner Weyland / April 15, 2022

As a home inspector, protecting yourself from snakes may not feel like a priority. Other dangers—such as lawsuits, falling off the roof, or encountering a territorial dog—may seem like more present concerns. However, you’ll be kicking yourself for not preparing better if you come face-to-face with one of our scaly neighbors in a cramped crawlspace…

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Out of Bounds: Claims Outside the Standards of Practice

By Tanner Weyland / March 15, 2022

  During any sporting event there are many focuses of our attention: the players, the ball, the referee. It is rare, however, to hear a fan say, “I just couldn’t take my eyes off the boundary line!” Yet, despite being the least exciting part, the borders of the playfield are secretly the MVPs of most…

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