Q. In your Ask a Builder column for Feb. 25, you gave the phone number of the Red Cedar Shingle & Handsplit Shake Bureau as (206) 453-1323. Could you please give me the mailing address?
K.S. Williams, Rindge, N.H.
A. The bureau is located at 515 116th Avenue NE, Bellevue, Wash. 98004, Suite 275. I've often been in touch with Marshall Ritchie, marketing manager for the bureau, concerning technical questions.
I highly recommend bureau officials as expert consultants in the shake-shingle realm. If you have a question on maintaing your house, send it to the real-estate editor, The Christian Science Monitor, One Norway Street, Boston, Mass. 02115. Forrest M. Holly is a longtime California builder now living in Arizona.m