Author Archives: Jerry Prugar

Memorial Day (2021)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | May 15, 2021

Please take time this Memorial Day weekend to honor the memory of those who gave their lives to preserve, protect and defend The Constitution for the United States of America. Disclaimer   Read More

Thoughts After Easter

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | April 12, 2021

As I look back on my professional career and life during this Easter Season many thoughts come to mind.  One of my better thoughts was well summarized by Pastor James Smith and I post it here:  Obtained from Grace Gems… Read More

Remembering President James Buchanan (1857-1861)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | February 12, 2021

James Buchanan was born during the first term of President George Washington on April 23, 1791 to a well-to-do family of Pennsylvania.  He was the second of eleven children (the oldest son) and was the last president to be born… Read More

Thank you for All Your Kindnesses

Posted by in Announcements | January 27, 2021

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  No one comes to the Father, but through Me.”  Words spoken by Jesus of Nazareth, son of Mary and Joseph, who was a carpenter around the turn of the Fifth Millennium… Read More

What’s Under That Dip in the Roof?

Posted by in Case Studies, Wood | January 18, 2021

The roof surface looked level everywhere except that one dip near the ridge (featured photograph). What would case the dip in the roof surface? From the attic, I was able to see that a small area of the roof deck… Read More

What Can We Tell from These Photos? (Case Study 20)

Posted by in Attic Ventilation, Case Studies, Shrinkage, Water Sources, Wood | January 04, 2021

When evaluating moisture damage in an attic there may be conditions that appear to contradict each other, such as, those seen in the featured photograph and Figure 1.  However, a closer and more thoughtful examination indicates that the different appearances… Read More

Christmas is a Happy Reminder of the Greatest Gift I Ever Received

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | December 14, 2020

The following article was printed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on January 9, 1999:  . THE PLAIN DEALER Religion Section January 9, 1999 How faith filled void in one life By Jerry Prugar For 41 years I followed the religion… Read More

Visible Signs of Rafter Thrust

Posted by in Roof, Wood | November 30, 2020

In common rafter framing, the rafters support the weight of the roof and snow (or live load) by pushing against the ridge board (and opposing rafters) at the top and pushing outward and downward at the tops of the supporting… Read More