Author Archives: Jerry Prugar

Shingle Damage Evaluation – Characteristics of Aging – Part 4b

Posted by in Shingles | June 04, 2012

This post is Part 4b of Shingle Damage Evaluation and follows Characteristics of Aging- Part 4a.  Part 4 consists of five short lists. Characteristics of Aging The following is the second of five lists of characteristics exhibited by aging asphalt shingles: Breakage – Breakage… Read More

Shingle Damage Evaluation – Characteristics of Aging – Part 4a

Posted by in Shingles | May 28, 2012

This post is Part 4a of Shingle Damage Evaluation and follows Effects of Aging on Composite Asphalt Shingles.  Part 4 consists of five short lists. Characteristics of Aging The following is the first of five short lists of characteristics exhibited by aging asphalt… Read More

Shingle Damage Evaluation – Effects of Aging on Composite Asphalt Shingles – Part 3

Posted by in Shingles | May 21, 2012

This post is Part 3 of Shingle Damage Evaluation and follows Composite Asphalt Shingles. Effects of Aging on Composite Asphalt Shingles Like all things in life asphalt shingles degrade and wear out over time. As asphalt shingles age, the petroleum or other… Read More

Hail Reported in Northeast Ohio May 7, 2012

Posted by in Weather Events | May 09, 2012

Some Northeast Ohio communities unintentionally commemorated the the second anniversary of the May 7, 2010 hail storms with another storm with reported hail on May 7, 2012.  The National Weather Service (NWS) posted the following preliminary data:   NW Jefferson,… Read More

Shingle Damage Evaluation – Composite Asphalt Shingles – Part 2

Posted by in Shingles | May 04, 2012

This post is Part 2 of Shingle Damage Evaluation and follows the Introduction. Composite Asphalt Shingles The use of asphalt shingles began in the early 20th Century with the cutting of roll roofing into smaller pieces to mimic shakes or… Read More

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To – Update #2 (May 1, 2012)

Posted by in Wood | May 01, 2012

We have been reporting on the changes in the design values for Southern Yellow Pine.  It appears that we now have a schedule for the resolution of this matter.  Here is the latest update. According to a report from the Structural… Read More

Shingle Damage Evaluation – Introduction – Part 1

Posted by in Shingles, Start Here to Read Series About Shingle Damage | April 26, 2012

Introduction There have been numerous storms with hail that have passed through Northeast Ohio, especially since 2003.  At Prugar Consulting, Inc., we have had the opportunity to examine hundreds of shingle roof surfaces, roof vents, gutters, siding, trim coverings, etc.… Read More

High Winds in Northeast Ohio Again on Monday – April 23, 2012

Posted by in Weather Events | April 24, 2012

High winds were experienced again in Northeast Ohio on Monday, April 23, 2012.  That makes three Mondays in a row with high winds.  A cursory check of peak wind speeds (gusts) at the National Weather Service website found a gust… Read More