Tidbit #96

Gargoyles were originally designed with a spout to direct roof rain water away from the sides of a building, preventing the eroding of mortar at masonry walls. A trough is cut in the back of the gargoyle and rainwater typically exits through the open mouth. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Gargoyles were originally designed with a spout to direct roof rain water away from the sides of a building, preventing the eroding of mortar at masonry walls. A trough is cut in the back of the gargoyle and rainwater typically exits through the open mouth. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Tidbit #88

Single-function carbon monoxide detectors are recommended and should be installed at knee level, which is the approximate height of a sleeping person’s nose and mouth. Heat and smoke rises, which is why we place smoke alarms high on the wall or ceiling, so if you are installing a dual smoke/CO detector, place it on the ceiling so it can detect smoke.

Single-function carbon monoxide detectors are recommended and should be installed at knee level, which is the approximate height of a sleeping person’s nose and mouth.

Heat and smoke rises, which is why we place smoke alarms high on the wall or ceiling, so if you are installing a dual smoke/CO detector, place it on the ceiling so it can detect smoke.

Tidbit #86

Defensible Space is the area around a structure where combustible vegetation has been cleared, reduced or replaced. This space acts as a barrier between a structure and an advancing fire. I inspect many mountain properties where little thought has been given regarding defensible space.

Defensible Space is the area around a structure where combustible vegetation has been cleared, reduced or replaced. This space acts as a barrier between a structure and an advancing fire. I inspect many mountain properties where little thought has been given regarding defensible space.