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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

Snow Removal on a Roof

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Roof, Snow Loads, Winter Concerns | January 09, 2017

We have had a few articles regarding removing snow from a roof. Here is our latest.  It’s a long overdue follow-up to Chalk Up Another Victory Over Ice Damming where I discussed buying a roof rake. Here is the application:… Read More

May THIS Be Our Boast in 2017

Posted by in Celebrate | January 01, 2017

Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that… Read More

The Importance of Good Flashing

Posted by in Siding, Water Sources | December 26, 2016

What happens when flashing is poorly installed around windows? The feature photograph shows what might show on the interior, but the following photographs show what may be hidden in the wall. Disclaimer   Read More

Merry Christmas (2016)

Posted by in Celebrate | December 19, 2016

… when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. (Gal 4:4-5, ESV) [Think… Read More

Examples of Heat Damage from a Nearby Fire

Posted by in Fire Damage | December 12, 2016

We sometimes get called to evaluate damage to the exterior of a building reported to have been caused by the heat from a nearby fire.  Following are photographs of heat damage to exterior building components. Disclaimer Read More