Archives by Year: 2017

Windy March Living Up to Its Reputation (March 1 & 9, 2017)

Posted by in Weather Events | March 09, 2017

If March seems to have been a windy month this year, you would be right.  Two of the first nine days of March boast of peak wind gusts up to 61 MPH recorded at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.  For those keeping track… Read More

Staining on the Interior & Exterior Faces of the Chimney

Posted by in Chimneys | February 27, 2017

What do we have here?  The staining on the siding at the chimney at first appears to be a case of roof leakage due to poor chimney flashing (See featured photograph.)  However, the moisture staining is relatively uniform with a white… Read More

Salute to President Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)

Posted by in Celebrate | February 20, 2017

Salute to President Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)  Happy Presidents’ Day (2017) Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of these United States of America, was born on a farm January 7, 1800 in what is now the village of Morovia in the Finger… Read More

We Have Moved!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by in Announcements | February 13, 2017

All our other contact information remains the same.   In the Lord God we live and move and have our being; as even some of our own poets have said, “For we are indeed His offspring.” (Acts 17:28) Read More

The Work of Hansel & Gretel?

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Shingles | February 06, 2017

Remember the story of Hansel and Gretel?  For those who aren’t, they are a brother and a sister who run away from home, get lost, and come upon a gingerbread house.  Having become famished in their travels they start eating… Read More

Nailing Something Tight Isn’t Always a Good Idea

Posted by in Roof, Synthetic Slate | January 30, 2017

When driving a nail, many of us drive it until it is firmly set, that is, tight.  However, that is not always the best practice. Unless one is nailing rough framing, it is better for many applications to set the nail… Read More

Burst Sidewall of an Above-Ground Swimming Pool

Posted by in Swimming Pools | January 23, 2017

We have observed that one of the more common causes of a split in the sidewall of an above ground pool is corrosion of the sidewall.  (For those who think swimming pool damage is only a summer issue, note the… Read More

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day (2017)

Posted by in Celebrate | January 16, 2017

From the text of the I Have a Dream  speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, August 28, 1963: “Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we… Read More