Saturday, April 28, 2012
on staying dry
> locating all the transitions between roofs and walls under eaves that limit the rainwater that reaches these difficult-to-flash junctures that result in many roof failures.
> locating all but one of the plumbing and mechanical vent caps under eaves for the same reason.
> using flexible photovoltaic solar panels which (unlike the more common crystalline p/v panels) don't require the support of a metal armature which penetrates the roof membrane.
Of course, this is all just hopeful speculation until we weather a real cyclone. But let's hope that's far in the future.