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Beautiful Camano Island is a lovely place to live...or visit. Photo: Todd Nappen/Flickr

Engineering for Tsunamis

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 28, 2014

As a utilitarian, my love for modern design reaches new heights when it manages to be aesthetically compelling and practical, creating a happy marriage of form and function. All too...


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Can You Lay New Roof Shingles Over Old?

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Jan 23, 2014

The answer is yes, you can lay new roof shingles over old ones. Now that we've taken care of the primary question at hand, we'll consider a couple of reasons why you might want to...


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New Roof Costs: What You Need to Know

Posted by Anna Hill | Jan 20, 2014

When it’s time to build or replace your home’s roof (or part of it), cost can be a serious consideration relative to the longevity, composition, and overall ease of installment...


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Convert Flat Roof to Pitched

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Jan 16, 2014

There are many good reasons to covert a flat roof to a pitched, or sloped, roof. A pitched roof can add curb appeal and storage or even living space, it can reduce maintenance (in...


Meet the Brooklyn Grange, World's Largest Rooftop Farm

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 14, 2014

It should come as no surprise to learn that we're totally into rooftop gardening, because it's a great use of space and a fantastic way to connect people with the source of their food....


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Don't Let the Polar Vortex Ruin Your Home!

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 07, 2014

It's brutally cold across much of the US, which has many people huddling indoors and seeking shelter. While you're staying warm inside, though (or calling your HVAC technician to find...


 Those aren't weedy gutters! That's a living roof on one of Seattle's libraries.   Photo: benet2006/Flickr

Meet Modular Green Roofing

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 04, 2013

Living roofs, also sometimes called green roofs, are pretty awe-inspiring. The thought of all those living plants perched on top of a structure, providing shelter below to the residents...


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Green Roofing: Anything But Bland!

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 27, 2013

As a country girl at heart, there's nothing I love more than seeing patches of green in the city, and that means I'm in love with the growing green roof trend -- which, incidentally,...