Storage Units on Garage Attic Trusses

Storage Units on Garage Attic Trusses.  Many times during a home inspection I come across garages with storage units and sometimes even living areas that home owners have constructed.  There are two types of roof support systems generally in use,  the rafter system...

Finding The "God Particle" – Higgs boson

Located below the French village of Crozet is a 17 mile tunnel in the shape of a ring and 10 feet in diameter.  Using magnets to guide particle beams which will be guided into crashing into each other at four separate locations, where the resulting energy will be...

White roofs to fight global warming – Energy Saving

U.S. energy secretary Chu backs a novel idea: to whitewash roofs and highways. It could save lots of money and highlights an increasingly proactive agency. Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader Making a roof a cooler shade of white. NEW YORK...

Your Building Envelope – by the Orillia Home Inspector

What is a Building Envelope   A building envelope is the separation between the interior and the exterior environments of a building . It serves as the outer shell to protect the indoor environment as well as to facilitate its climate control . Building envelope...