Monthly Archives: April 2012

Words of the Week: Shed, Gable, and Hip

There are many different types of roofs. The most common roof, and the archetype we often picture, is the gable roof. The gable roof is made up of two right triangles and slopes on two sides. A shed roof is … Continue reading

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Metal Roofs vs. Shingles

Metal roofs are not just for commercial buildings. Many homeowners install metal roofs because they are longer lasting and require less maintenance than shingles. Metal roofs are expanding in design options including roofs made to look like different shingles and … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Flush

Flush simply means “two or more surfaces that are even or level with each other” (1) You can “flush” a surface. This means completely evening it out so it is completely flat: no nails or bumps sticking out. 1. Builder’s … Continue reading

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Sillcock

It is getting warmer out and time to think about being outside! In the spirit of outdoor chores, this week’s word is “sillcock”. According to the Builder’s Comprehensive Dictionary, a sillcock is the water faucet you screw your hose onto. … Continue reading

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