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Glossary group: H

Header

  • March 5, 2021
  • Mike

(a) A beam placed perpendicular to joists and to which joists are nailed inframing for a chimney, stairway, or other opening. (b) A wood lintel. (c) The horizontal structural member over an opening (for example over a door or window).

Hazard insurance

  • March 5, 2021
  • Mike

Protection against damage caused by fire, windstorms, or other common hazards. Many lenders require borrowers to carry it in an amount at least equal to the mortgage.

Haunch

  • March 5, 2021
  • Mike

An extension, knee like protrusion of the foundation wall that a concrete porch or patio will rest upon for support.

Hardware

  • March 5, 2021
  • Mike

All of the “metal” fittings that go into the home when it is near completion. For example, door knobs, towel bars, handrail brackets, closet rods, house numbers, door closers, etc. The Interior Trim Carpenter installs the “hardware”.

H Clip

  • March 5, 2021
  • Mike

Small metal clips formed like an “H” that fits at the joints of two plywood (or wafer board) sheets to stiffen the joint. Normally used on the roof sheeting.

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