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Model Train Repair & Display Cases Made John Utterback - Hook, Line & Sinker 301 S. Garden St. - Mt. Pulaski 792-5658 "In this shop I can fix everything except the crack of dawn and a broken heart and make everything but a living." 9.3-10.1 Salt Creek Attic'00l Country Decor, Antiques, Florals, Unique Handcrafted Treasures So Much More Going beyond the expected in rebuilding lives. And dreams. It's what we do. In calm times. In times of distress. Pekin Insurance" and [insert agency name] are there, Going the extra mile. Findin 9 ways to get thir done. Quicy. Culligan Water Products See Brett's story a beyondtheexpected,om Business was claimed by fire, Downing, Przykopanski, Clements & May Insurance Agency, " 124 S. Washington St. Mt. Pulaski 792-5251 AUTO * HOME * LIFE BUSINESS * HEALTH Before That Hew Roof Insurance adjuster in town inspecting roof damage from hailstorm had interesting observation By Mike Lakin The damage to roof shingles was primarily to what are called organic shingles. These shingles are less resistant to hail damage then what are called architectural fiberglass. The adjuster explained the difference to a local homeowner. The roof of the garage was shin- gled with organic shingles. The garage roof had to be replaced. The roof of the house, within feet of the garage, was not in need of replacement. The house roof had been shingled with architectural fiberglass. The following information, was provided by a roofing wholesaler... Two types of asphalt shingles are used: organic and architec- tural fiberglass. Organic shingles are generally paper (waste paper) saturated with asphalt to make it water- proof, then a top coating of adhesive asphalt is applied and ceramic granules are then embed- ded. Shingles are judged by war- ranty and ASTM test standards. Organic shingles contain around 40% more asphalt per square (100 sq ft.) than fiberglass shingles. But this extra needed asphalt makes them less environmentally friendly (despite its "organic" nickname). Asphalt shingles usually last longer in cooler climates than warmer ones. Thermal damage to shingles happens when the temperature changes dramati- cally within a very short period of time. Proper roof ventilation can extend the service life of a roof. The protective nature of asphalt shingles primarily comes from the long-chain hydrocar- bons impregnating the paper. Over time in the hot sun, the hydrocarbons soften and when rain falls the hydrocarbons are gradually washed out of the shin- gles and down onto the ground. Along eaves and complex roofli- nes more water is channeled so in these areas the loss occurs more quickly. Eventually the loss of the heavy oils causes the fibers to shrink, exposing the nail heads under the shingle flaps. The shrinkage also breaks up the surface coating of sand adhered to the surface of the pape r , and eventuall.y causes the paper to begin to tear itself apart. Once the nail heads are exposed, water running down the roof can seep into the building around the nail shank, resulting in rotting of roof building materials and causing moisture damage to ceilings and paint inside. Architectural fiberglass shin- gles have a base layer of glass fiber reinforcing mat. The mat is made from-wet, random-laid fiberglass bonded with a resin. The mat is then coated with asphalt that contains mineral fillers and makes the fiberglass shingle waterproof. A newer design of fiberglass asphalt shingle, called laminated or architectural, uses two distinct layers that are bonded together with asphalt sealant. Laminated shingles are heavier, more expen- sive, and more durable than traditional 3-tab shingle designs. Laminated shingles also give a more varied, contoured visual effect to a roof surface. CRy Briefs By Mike Lakin Five city vehicles Aug. 23 of $17,581.24. Scheduled tree cutting were damaged in the That included $4,323.00 and trimming has been hailstorm along with in Telecomtaxes. done. Stump grinding one city police car. Representative Bill was done along with the Total damage - covered Mitchell said the city tree removal, by insurance - to the would receive the Elkhart Road lift five city vehicles was $I00,000 for the Elkhart station pumps will be $12,000. City is check- Road lift station project. hag city buildings roofs That will knock 1/3 off installed in late Septem- ber, at the earliest, for damage, the $300,000 project. Porta-potties and City Treasurer Jim Chief Freer is con- dumpsters have been Sutton reported the tacting the Canadian ordered for the Fall city had a total income National Railway about Festival. between Aug. I0 and the crossing work to be done on McDonald and on Washington. Council member Dar- rell Knauer is looking through city minutes to correct the county zoning map. The county zoning map does not show some property in the Mt. Pulaski city limits. The largest prop- erty not shown in the city limits is Vonderlieth Living Center. EditOrS Notebook By Mike Lakia It felt election time around here the last several days. You know how people running for election knock on yourdoor and leave flyers on your door? We have had the same thing. Just this time around it's been out-of-town roofers. Last one I got offered a free roof (due to the hail storm). They'd inspect the roof, contact the insurance company, and do it all for you. I think "Free Roof" in big letters on the flyer was a bit over the top, but that's just me. Just so you know, The largest recorded hailstone in the United States by diameter 8 inches (20 cm) and weight 1.93 pounds (0.88 kg). fell in Vivian, South Dakota July 23, 2010. A 5. 9 Magnitude earthquake in Vir- ginia shook Wash- ington, D.C. It moved the ground so much that money was falling from lobbyists' pockets without politicians having to shake it out. Available 500 S Garden St.  217.519.3162 Mt. Pulaski  Mt. Pulaski Mt. Pulaski Times Call John Wyss For Details eah00 better waler, pure and simple: Water Softeners Iron Filters Bottled Water Joel & Deanna Jacobs Eddie Combs 318 N. Chicago St. - Lincoln 735-4450 Sept. 3, 2011