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Do Sawtooth Roofs Make Good Sense

Sawtooth roofs present apparently simple opportunities to add light, and even fresh air to large enclosed spaces. Their historically industrial design...
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Plumbing Boots Not Made for Walking

Those boots are made for walking, sang Nancy Sinatra in December 1965. Although to tell the truth the boots were actually made to keep the moisture ou...
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Chimney Saddles and Crickets What Are They?

You may have missed the mark if you think the noises inside your disused chimney are caused by crickets and saddles. That’s because they are waterproo...
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Open and Closed Valleys with Shingles

Valleys form in nature where hills slope towards each other and merge. Two flows  of water gather at this point, and find their way further as a strea...
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End Damming Over Doors and Windows

Capillary action is great for trees and plants, because it allows water to flow from the roots all the way up to the leaves. However, water’s ability ...
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Waterproofing at Deck / Wall Transition Points

Fairly Severe Water Damage © Valiant Exteriors There’s more to the construction of wooden decks that usually meets the eye. They comprise a supporting...
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Roof Sheathing And Replacement Costs

A roof stripped down to the very basics comprises a frame resting on walls, and a covering over it to complete the building envelope. There are many d...