BS4D: Redlining plans


Just what is a “redline?” Well yesterday Bob Borson wrote a great piece on Architectural Redlines (which included some great pictures like this one) and how they should be used. One of his comments about “making them bleed” got the wheels spinning as the fact is most people only know about the redlines that the […]

Wacky Weds: Sliding Snow on Shingles?

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While it is common to see snow draping off a roof, most only see that as a metal roof issue. To prevent sliding snow from damaging property or the building itself (as some of these shelves can get into the hundreds and even thousands of pounds), snow guards are installed on metal roofs. The reality […]

Installing an Interior Barn Door – Lessons Learned


It seems one of the biggest trends lately is installing a “barn door” inside to either add a decorative element, add some privacy, or in our case cut down on noise. We recently removed a pocket door and left the doorway open as we knew we were going to install one in that location. Here […]

Wacky Weds: Deep Freeze Inside?


While many are used to seeing ice form inside a freezer, how about inside ones house? On an electric outlet with a live load – ooh that can’t be good. Want to know why & how to prevent it – FAQ: Why are my windows & walls so wet during the winter