Hurricane Windows – Saving lives and property

Properly designed and installed hurricane windows can save lives and property Hurricanes are nothing new for folks in coastal areas, but what is new and evolving is our understanding of how hurricanes affect our buildings, and especially the costs that are incurred when a nasty hurricane engulfs an area. That very reason is why hurricane windows were invented. The first thing we found is that,…

Window Caulk Failures

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and consultant for caulk failures. Since caulk is usually the primary means of sealing elements of a window system together and to the surrounding condition, caulk failures are often part of a window leakage problem. Email me for a great caulking contractor at mark@www.ftp-link.com To the uninitiated, caulk is gooey stuff you buy in a tube at Home Depot…

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Diagnosing Window Condensation Using Absolute Humidity

Diagnosing Window Condensation Using Absolute Humidity Absolute humidity is a different way to look at moisture in the air that can contribute to window condensation. Investigators of this problem look at the relative humidity, but their conclusions can be mistaken. They need to look at absolute humidity as they diagnose window condensation. Winter is the time when perplexed, frustrated people across the northern hemisphere contact…

Hilberling fall path and blinds blowing out of window

The Tragic Window Fall of Josh Hilberling

During the first 24 hours of this posting, over 2,000 site visitors read this article. That is a lot for this site. Comments have mostly been expressions of sympathy and sadness. Some readers also expressed a desire to “clear Amber’s name”. My mission is not to clear the name of Amber Hilberling. My mission is to communicate important aspects of this complex case. You can…

Get the Best from your Caulking Contractor

Information to help you find and manage your caulking contractor Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and consultant for caulk installation and failures. He has extensive experience working with caulking contractors. [audio:http://www.ftp-link.com/audio/sealant.mp3|autostart=no] Since caulk is usually the primary means of sealing the window system together and to its surrounding condition, caulk failures are often part of a window leak problems. To avoid caulk failures and…