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Kimberly Sharpe

How to Improve the Life of Your Roof 

How to Improve the Life of Your Roof 
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How to Improve the Life of Your Roof 

Re-roofing a home is a costly endeavor and depending on the size of the roof, it can easily cost $10,000 or more. Without a doubt, it is the single biggest expense that most homeow ...

Re-roofing a home is a costly endeavor and depending on the size of the roof, it can easily cost $10,000 or more. Without a doubt, it is the single biggest expense that most homeowners may have to incur. Even if you have the cash to put on a new roof, looking for ways to improve ...

The Importance of Keeping Your Gutters Clean 

The Importance of Keeping Your Gutters Clean 
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The Importance of Keeping Your Gutters Clean 

Your home’s gutter system withstands a lot of abuse. When it rains or the snow melts, the gutters fill with an abundance of heavy water and debris which flow along the expanse to t ...

Your home’s gutter system withstands a lot of abuse. When it rains or the snow melts, the gutters fill with an abundance of heavy water and debris which flow along the expanse to the downspouts. The purpose of your home’s gutter system is to protect your house from the onslaught ...

Why are the doors in my house starting to stick? 

Why are the doors in my house starting to stick? 
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Why are the doors in my house starting to stick? 

Doors in your home may be sticking and hard to open and close for various reasons. Sometimes it's something innocuous such as the natural expansion and contraction of the wood. Oth ...

Doors in your home may be sticking and hard to open and close for various reasons. Sometimes it's something innocuous such as the natural expansion and contraction of the wood. Other times it may be an indication of a more serious and foundation problem that can become a signific ...

What are double pane windows and why are they useful?

What are double pane windows and why are they useful?
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What are double pane windows and why are they useful?

Double-pane windows save money and increase the value of your home. Many homeowners do not realize that windows are the source of up to 30 percent of a home's energy loss. Replacin ...

Double-pane windows save money and increase the value of your home. Many homeowners do not realize that windows are the source of up to 30 percent of a home's energy loss. Replacing single-pane windows with energy-efficient double-pane windows becomes a long-term win for your poc ...

How a suspension bridge works

How a suspension bridge works
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How a suspension bridge works

Perhaps the most famous suspension bridge in the world is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. The expansive bridge with its monolith towers and crisscross cables is a beauty to beh ...

Perhaps the most famous suspension bridge in the world is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. The expansive bridge with its monolith towers and crisscross cables is a beauty to behold - but many do not know how these beautiful structures actually work. Understanding How a Suspen ...

Do fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers?

Do fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers?
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Do fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers?

Many people believe that fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers, however, this is a pervasive myth. In fact, fire alarms and fire sprinklers are very different parts of an important s ...

Many people believe that fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers, however, this is a pervasive myth. In fact, fire alarms and fire sprinklers are very different parts of an important system and they are designed to act as their name suggests. A typical fire sprinkler head in a fire s ...

How Reinforced Concrete Works

How Reinforced Concrete Works
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How Reinforced Concrete Works

Reinforced concrete (RC) is one of humankind's greatest innovations in building and structures. Thanks to reinforced concrete, enormous and complicated structures are made possible ...

Reinforced concrete (RC) is one of humankind's greatest innovations in building and structures. Thanks to reinforced concrete, enormous and complicated structures are made possible. How it works is relatively simple as the basic concrete composite material encases steel reinfo ...

What is a Mechanical Engineer?

What is a Mechanical Engineer?
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What is a Mechanical Engineer?

The field of mechanical engineering is an extraordinarily diverse and varied field with many avenues to explore. The basic principle of mechanical engineering is the field of engin ...

The field of mechanical engineering is an extraordinarily diverse and varied field with many avenues to explore. The basic principle of mechanical engineering is the field of engineering which studies objects and systems that are in motion. A mechanical engineer might study and w ...

Fire Sprinkler Systems

Fire Sprinkler Systems
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Fire Sprinkler Systems

Ideally, all commercial buildings should have a state-of-the-art fire sprinkler system to help save lives and minimize potential structural damage. There are four types of fire spr ...

Ideally, all commercial buildings should have a state-of-the-art fire sprinkler system to help save lives and minimize potential structural damage. There are four types of fire sprinkler systems. In this article, we will explore what sets each one apart so you can learn more abou ...

Taal Volcano 

Taal Volcano 
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Taal Volcano 

On January 12, 2020, the Teal Volcano erupted. The monolithic giant’s last eruption had occurred in 1977. Residents of the island could feel the excessively loud rumbling in waves. ...

On January 12, 2020, the Teal Volcano erupted. The monolithic giant’s last eruption had occurred in 1977. Residents of the island could feel the excessively loud rumbling in waves. By 2 pm, an even stronger eruption was felt and by 3 pm another powerful eruption sent smoke and as ...