How to use Shingles in a sentence
Red-cedar shingles are an important product.
Fences that looked like nothing more than stacks of rock shingles edged each property.
A technician is required to install and wire all of the individual shingles together.
Solar shingles are photovoltaic cells that are manufactured to look like traditional asphalt shingles.
Rather than having one large panel, solar shingles work by connecting multiple smaller panels together.Advertisement
The solar shingles, also called building integrated photovoltaics, generate electricity when the semiconductor layer is exposed to sun.
Most solar shingles use crystalline silicon because it is the most economically feasible material to use.
Solar shingles were first conceived as a means to power solar water heaters in California and Florida.
Solar shingles remain practically maintenance free after they are installed.
For those homeowners that want to invest in solar energy, but can't justify the cost of solar shingles, there are several options available.Advertisement
Not only can you get tiles that look like shingles, increasingly, you can get tiles that are wavy to work on a Spanish-style roof.
Remember to drill a few holes just under the overhang for cross ventilation, and be sure to add shingles for insulation from both heat and cold.
Roof shingles can look attractive on the house but if you have a dog who likes to sit on the roof, shingles get in the way.
After living through hurricane Charley, I learned that shingles are not designed to resist hurricane-force winds.
Most of the damage experienced by homeowners in my neighborhood was due to shingles peeling off roofs leaving exposed wood, followed by heavy rains.Advertisement
Shingles grow brittle over time, and with the intense Florida heat shingles tend to need to be replaced more often than in a milder climate.
Other types of metal roofing that are not often used, such as metal shingles or corrugated metal roofing, or roofing panels, can sometimes be installed by a homeowner.
Learning how to install shingles requires planning and safe work practices.
If you're doing more than replacing a few lost or damaged shingles, you'll probably be using a nail gun, be exposed to heights for an extended period of time, and be going up and down a ladder frequently.
Shingles sizes vary so this is just a rough estimate.Advertisement
Shingles come in a number of styles and materials, and your specific application and budget will determine which type you choose.
When the shingle is in its final position, nail it down using nails about 1/2 inch longer than the nails you removed, situating them so that the shingles on the previous row cover them completely.
The following steps will help you understand how to install shingles on a larger job.
In some cases, you can install new shingles over old ones.
You can buy starter strips or make your own by trimming the cutout portions from standard shingles.Advertisement
Offset the shingles on each subsequent row to keep the notches from lining up directly over one another.
Sometimes, as with vents, a collar or boot will make the job of installing shingles easier.
If you desire shingles or other high-end finishes for your garage, you may have to purchase those separately.
Upgrade your shingles to high-quality architectural shingles or opt for cedar siding as a finish for interior and exterior walls.
The EBV that causes mononucleosis is related to a group of herpes viruses, including those that cause cold sores, chickenpox, and shingles.
Herpes viruses cause several infections, all characterized by blisters and ulcers, including chickenpox, shingles, genital herpes, and cold sores or fever blisters.
Symptoms of shingles include pain and blisters along one nerve, usually on the face, chest, stomach, or back.
The result is shingles (also called herpes zoster), a painful nerve inflammation, accompanied by a rash that usually affects the trunk or the face for ten days or more.
Especially in the elderly, pain, called postherpetic neuralgia, may persist at the site of the shingles for months or years.
As of 2004, two relatively newer drugs for treatment of shingles are valacyclovir (Valtrex) and famciclovir (Famvir), both of which stop the replication of herpes zoster when administered within 72 hours of appearance of the rash.
Although initial concerns questioned if the vaccination might make shingles more likely, studies are beginning in the early 2000s to show the effectiveness of the vaccine in reducing cases of that disease.
These dormant viruses are concentrated in nerve cells near the spinal cord and may reactivate in adults, causing the disease herpes zoster or shingles.
Shingles usually occurs in people over the age of 50 and may be associated with a weakening immune system.
It is not known whether the weakened virus used for VZV can remain dormant in the body, eventually causing shingles in the same way that the naturally occurring varicella virus can.
However, as of 2004, it is too early to determine whether vaccinated children are more or less likely to develop shingles in adulthood as compared with adults who were naturally infected with chickenpox as children.
A 2002 study indicated that exposure to varicella is much higher in adults living with children and that such exposure substantially boosts immunity against shingles.
Since shingles is very common in HIV-infected children, the NIAID and NICHD also launched a clinical study to determine whether Varivax can prevent shingles in HIV-infected children who have had chickenpox.
Are there any damaged or missing shingles?
Review the shingles vaccine fact sheet provided by the Centers for Disease Control to learn about the shingles vaccine.
The most common of these are chicken pox and the related virus shingles.
Each are characterized by red and itchy blisters, but chicken pox will start on the face and spread downwards, while shingles tends to be localized and the blisters are red, crusty and often painful.
Common rashes caused by viruses are chicken pox and shingles.
While related, chicken pox is usually suffered in childhood, while shingles affects adults.
Chicken pox first shows up on the face and then spreads downwards, whereas shingles will be more localized.
Shingles will also often be far more painful and may need prompt medical attention.
A metal roof replaced the old shingles.
At this time the town consisted of about 120 houses, mostly built of mud and covered with thatch, while the castle, a twostoreyed building, was roofed with shingles.
Traffic through these canals consists chiefly of forest products, logs, lumber and shingles.
Roof finishes are offered to complement local architecture and include for example, fiberglass shingles, concrete or clay tiles or natural slate.
Above is a broad low broach spire over squared bell stage with open balustrade; all of tower covered in wooden shingles.
Fluid from shingles blisters can cause chickenpox in people who are not already immune.
Pregnant women who get chickenpox or shingles have a higher than normal risk of developing pneumonia.
There is no consensus on how acute herpes zoster (shingles) should be managed in general practice.
Shingles A painful skin rash due to the virus herpes zoster.
Standard features include green felt shingles to the roof and a quality key-operated door lock.
Asphalt shingles are the most expesnsive, but are also the most dependable and long lasting, often coming with a lifetime guarantee.
A single shingle may not produce much power, about 50 to 200 watts is standard, but linked with other shingles this technology is capable of powering an entire house.
While some solar shingles are approximately the same size and shape as a traditional shingle, other manufacturers make systems that are much larger in size, but appear to be the smaller shingles.
However, aesthetic concerns associated with larger shingles quickly caused solar shingles to gain popularity for other uses.
The majority of Hova houses were formerly built of layers of the hard red soil of the country, with high-pitched roofs thatched with grass or rush; while the chiefs and wealthy people had houses of framed timber, with massive upright planking, and lofty roofs covered with shingles or tiles.
About one in five people with shingles will get post-herpetic neuralgia.
Click here for answer This is shingles caused by the herpes zoster virus which also causes chicken pox.
A vesicular rash restricted to the distribution of a single sensory nerve is the classic skin lesion of shingles.
An extension will be wooden too, roofed with cedar shingles.
Building material - Traditionally oak was the main building timber in Europe including posts or beams, boards or roof shingles.
If chickenpox or shingles is suspected please send a swab for virus isolation.
The combination of these symptoms with the rash can make shingles very unpleasant.
Overall, 7% of people had pain 3 months after the start of the shingles rash and 3% at 12 months.
There can be great variation in the severity of shingles lesions.
These effects are caused by the shingles virus affecting the nerve during the early stage of the illness.
A. Timber shingles can split, detach, decompose or suffer woodpecker attack.
Passive immunization should be carried out using Varicella zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG) in non-immune patients if exposed to chickenpox or shingles.
Having each some shingles of thought well dried, we sat and whittled them, trying our knives, and admiring the clear yellowish grain of the pumpkin pine.
It is much employed for house-building; most of the picturesque log-houses in Vaud and the adjacent cantons are built of squared larch trunks, and derive their fine brown tint from the hardened resin that slowly exudes from the wood after long exposure to the summer sun; the wooden shingles, that in Switzerland supply the place of tiles, are also frequently of larch.
This form of neuralgia is occasionally the precursor of an attack of shingles (Herpes zoster) as well as a result of it.
The church of High Halden, in the neighbourhood, is remarkable for its octagonal wooden tower constructed of huge timbers, with a belfry of wooden tiles (shingles), of the time of Henry VI.
Before winter I built a chimney, and shingled the sides of my house, which were already impervious to rain, with imperfect and sappy shingles made of the first slice of the log, whose edges I was obliged to straighten with a plane.
The timber is very much twisted in grain, and liable to warp and split, but is used for making plasterers' laths and for fencing; "shingles" for roofing are sometimes made of it.
A young forest growing up under your meadows, and wild sumachs and blackberry vines breaking through into your cellar; sturdy pitch pines rubbing and creaking against the shingles for want of room, their roots reaching quite under the house.
From the cave we have advanced to roofs of palm leaves, of bark and boughs, of linen woven and stretched, of grass and straw, of boards and shingles, of stones and tiles.
In such a neighborhood as this, boards and shingles, lime and bricks, are cheaper and more easily obtained than suitable caves, or whole logs, or bark in sufficient quantities, or even well-tempered clay or flat stones.