The Anatomy of a House

House framing, often referred to as the skeleton of a home, provides the basic structure to which other elements like walls, floors, and the roof are attached.  Understanding the anatomy of house framing is crucial for homeowners to have insights into how a house supports itself and accommodates various elements like plumbing, electrical systems, and…

How Often Should I Replace & Repair My Fascia?

Fascia.  A dish on a French restaurant menu? A person’s name?  What exactly is FAY-SHAH?  Table of Contents About Fascia Boards Types of Damage and How to Identify It The Importance of Annual Inspections Conclusion About Fascia Boards Fascia boards are long, straight boards typically found running horizontally along the roofline of a house, covering…

The Scientific Marvel of AZEK TimberTech Engineered Polymer

A scientific marvel – AZEK TimberTech Engineered Polymer. This innovative material, born from advanced scientific processes, has revolutionized the building industry. Let’s delve into the scientific intricacies that make AZEK TimberTech an exceptional choice for various applications. Table of Contents The Chemistry Capstock Technology Resistant to the Elements Dimensional Stability Ease of Installation Sustainability and…

Brick Siding: Timeless Charm or Costly Quirk?

Have you ever heard the Roald Dahl poem The Three Little Pigs?  Although the wolf would love to forget him, we all remember the pig that built his house out of brick. It went like this:  “…Wolf huffed and puffed and blew and blew. The house stayed up as good as new.” Table of Contents…

Vinyl Siding: The Homeowner’s Guide to a Modern Facade

Although vinyl siding isn’t very common for central coast homes, vinyl siding may be something to consider. Vinyl siding is a low-maintenance, durable, and stylish solution that wraps your home securely and practically. Intrigued? Let’s unwrap all there’s to know about vinyl siding. Table of Contents Why Choose Vinyl? Drawbacks to Vinyl Siding Rogall +…

Carpenter Ants – Part 4: Entomology

Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) can be both fascinating and concerning for homeowners. Understanding their distinct characteristics, potential impact, and differences from termites is essential for homeowners to protect their properties. Carpenter ants can cause structural damage by tunneling through wood to create nests and passageways. While they don’t consume wood like termites, their activity can…

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