Repairing Damaged Shingles

I have a regular customer who calls me when the shingles on his roof fall off. His house is less than 10 years old, but his building contractor installed his roof shingles improperly. When it is windy they literally blow off. I have replaced sections of his roof and...

Why Insulate A Garage Ceiling?

A customer of mine has a room above his garage that he uses as a work-from-home office. Unfortunately, the room is cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Since he spends a great deal of time in that space he was looking for a solution to this climate control...

Upgrading Your HVAC System

I am currently working with a customer to remediate a temperature regulation problem in his home, which was build in the 1990s. The home had a standard HVAC system and standard insulation for that time. The customer works from home in a dormered office, which is above...

A Kitchen Unboxing

I am rebuilding a house that was fire damaged.  When you work on a project that is this large the progress may seem slow, as so many different tasks need to be done in a specific order. This Wednesday I received a truckload of boxes.  Those boxes contained my...

What A Building Inspector Taught Me

I’m installing new gas pipes in a house.  These pipes are under low pressure and (of course) they have to be completely sealed.  To make sure that they are safe they are filled with air at 25 PSI.  A pressure gauge is attached and monitored to make certain that...