Author Archives: Jerry Prugar

High Winds in Northeast Ohio – November 17 & 18, 2013

Posted by in Weather Events | November 18, 2013

Local television news media and the Plain Dealer reported damage related to high winds in Northeastern Ohio from a storm that passed through the area during the evening and night of Tuesday, November 17, 2013.  The high winds continued into… Read More

List of Shingle Damages that Cause Suspicion of Intentional Shingle Damage

Posted by in Roof, Shingles | November 18, 2013

It takes a body of evidence to determine whether or not the shingles have been intentionally damaged to mimic wind damage.  Following are many of the characteristics or features that alone might mean nothing, but many of them together are… Read More

The Importance of Cleaning Gutters – A Fall Reminder (Encore)

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Roof, Winter Concerns | November 11, 2013

Gutters collect roof runoff and drain it into a downspout where it is discharged at grade away from the dwelling or into an underground storm sewer line.  When debris from trees or small objects from a child’s play equipment collect… Read More

My Roof is Sagging (Encore)

Posted by in Archive 2004 thru 2011, Roof, Wood | November 04, 2013

Until homeowners see the ridge of their roof sagging or a big dip in the plane of the roof, they care little about how their roof is framed. When they observe a sag or dip in their roof they begin… Read More

The Scariest Scenario: To Be Counted Among the MANY

Posted by in Celebrate | October 28, 2013

What could be the scariest story that I could relate to you on this Halloween Week? Not one from terrifying fictional literature or the movies.  How about one that is real? About 2000 years ago eight eyewitnesses wrote of a man… Read More

Ya’ Think?

Posted by in Unusual | October 21, 2013

Sometimes the issue is a little more obvious than other times.   Do you think there is groundwater behind this wall?     Do you think there was a surcharge overload?     Do you think rot was involved?  … Read More

There is Mold in My Attic !!! (Encore)

Posted by in Archive 2004 thru 2011, Mold Growth | October 14, 2013

One of the most common claims that we have investigated is the “sudden” appearance of moisture staining or mold growth in an attic or on the ceiling of a dwelling, as shown in the title photograph and Figures 1 and… Read More

Does This Look Like It Might Leak (Part 3)?

Posted by in Unusual | October 07, 2013

  Gutter discharges onto trim joint with caulking instead of step flashing.     No gap provided around vent to allow drainage. Shingles not sealed to vent flange.     This leaks only during rainfalls from the right (or wrong?)… Read More