How to spot, What causes, and Prevent for future; Ice Dams

Why does it matter if you have ice dams? One of the most important reasons is the fact that ice dams can result in costly repairs to your home! Ceiling stains are the very first indication that water is damaging your house. If this is caused by ice dams, it may be just the beginning….

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Just the Cold Hard Facts – About Ice Dams

The Facts About Ice Dams and The Issues They Can Cause Winter has made its presence known and it makes me shiver to think of all the damage that can occur due to heavy snow, freezing rain and the continual freezing/melting cycle.   I think this would be a good time to examine the cold hard…

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Heat Cables

So we’ve talked about the cause of ice dams (which has really been a problem this winter) including tips on preventing them and how to break up ice dams.  Now let’s look at another method to prevent water from freezing in your gutters and to keep ice dams from forming – installing heat cables. According…

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Proper Attic Ventilation

BRrrr… It’s been so cold this winter! Does Your Attic Have Proper Ventilation? I’m not at all fond of these Arctic fronts we’ve been plagued with but I’m sure happy that during the heat of July we added more attic insulation and more vents in our soffit.  What a difference it has made in keeping…

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Water Damage Prevention: Why Keep Gutters Clean

How do your gutters look?  Do you see sagging gutters, wood rot, gutters overflowing, water damage to your siding or perhaps you’re getting water into your basement.  These along with other problems are signs of dirty gutters and why you need to keep your gutters clean. Experts such as Bob Vila warn that when gutters…

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