Archives by Month: June 2013

Damage from High Winds and Hail in Northern Ohio – June 25, 2013

Posted by in Weather Events | June 27, 2013

Local television news media and the Plain Dealer reported damage in Northern Ohio from a storm that passed through the area during the late afternoon and evening of June 25, 2013.  The storm was comprised of heavy rainfall, high winds,… Read More

Are You Feeling Lucky? (Construction by Dummies – Headers)

Posted by in Construction & Shortcuts | June 17, 2013

In our continuing series of Construction by Dummies, we discuss headers for timber framing, specifically the members that frame around an opening through a floor or roof. Openings are often necessary through a floor or roof for the penetration of… Read More

Woven Valleys – Construction for Dummies

Posted by in Construction & Shortcuts | June 10, 2013

In our continuing series of Construction by Dummies, we discuss woven valleys for asphalt shingles. A woven valley is one method of installation for asphalt shingles at a valley where two intersecting roof slopes meet (see featured photo above).  It… Read More

Silly Roofing Details – Flashing (Part 1)

Posted by in Construction & Shortcuts | June 03, 2013

Our continuing series of Construction & Shortcuts by Dummies goes on the roof this week to look at flashing. Proper flashing is a critical detail for all shingled roofs.  Proper flashing is usually comprised of metal or a rubberized membrane.… Read More