Three things every landlord needs to know about ice dams

Ice dams seem to be a pain in the behind for everyone, don’t they? They can create special problems for landlords if not well-prepared for. Here are some tips to avoid causing yourself unneeded trouble! 1. Take your tenants concerns seriously. If they call to let you know there’s a leak or block of ice on the roof, address it! …

Melting Icicles: The Unexpected Saboteur

As the snow melts, revealing patches of earth and melting icicles, you may get a feeling that the troubles of Winter are passing. Then again, as you know, Spring can be a fickle season, often warm one day and freezing cold the next.  This creates the perfect situation for icicles and snow to melt on your roof causing the terrible …

Removing Ice Dams: Hacks on Ice Dams You Shouldn’t Try

You may have read some hack methods of removing ice dams on your own; employing such tricks as salting your roof, using an ax to chip away at the ice, or even taking a torch to melt away your troubles. These techniques are not only dangerous, but can destroy your roof and lead to long term damage, which decreases the …

Top 5 Ice Dam Myths

Top 5 Ice Dam Myths Ice Dam Myth #1: Melted Snow Will Run Right Off My Roof. FALSE. Temperatures matter in the structure of your roof. It’s a common misconception that people think that if their attic is warmer, that they don’t have to worry about this issue. The truth of the matter is that some places on your roof …