A Review: Rite in the Rain All-Weather Writing Paper
A Tool for Home Inspectors

by Arlene Puentes, October Home Inspections

The rainy Northeast Spring and Summer of 2003 led me to head for my backpacking supplies to pull out a now-valuable addition to my home inspection tools, “Rite in the Rain, All-Weather Writing Paper.”

This paper manufacturerís tag line is “Outdoor writing products for outdoor writing people” and that describes me, practicing my profession. I usually use a hand-held computer on site to record the notes I'll use to write my inspection report. I'm not willing, however, to take my expensive equipment out in the rain, sleet and snow. I don't even want to touch my hand held computer when Iíve been rained on because of an expensive and frustrating on-site lesson I once learned on how hand held computers and water don't mix. Instead I use Rite in the Rain paper to take notes in the rain.

Yes, in the rain. In the pouring rain. Believe it. You could be under the shower and be able to write notes on this paper. Rite in the Rain paper comes as copier paper, so you can print an inspection report checklist on it if you'd like. It is also available in loose leaf format, a large assortment of notebooks and in a variety of line and grid patterns.

You don't need a special writing instrument, just a regular pencil. And, if you're going to print on this paper you'll need to use a laser printer because its water resistant qualities make it unsuitable for ink-jet printing.

For economy, itís not paper that you'll want to use every day, but on those wet, stormy inspections, Rite in the Rain paper works, as I do, in the rain.

Rite in the Rain
Manufactured by
J. L. Darling Corporation

by Arlene Puentes, October Home Inspections