John J. Ferriter: Experience, building permits part of process when renovating homes

Last modified: Thursday, January 02, 2014
To the editor:

While I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, the article on co-op power never mentioned any required building permits for renovations of homes. I saw the photo of cutting holes for supply and exhaust air through a window header. As a licensed construction supervisor I know putting two 8- to 10-inch holes in a support member compromises the integrity of the structure. Best intentions are no substitute for hard-earned knowledge in the building trades.

John J. Ferriter