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 …

roof covered in icicles

Staggering Ice Dam Insurance Claims

The statistics on this year’s winter storms and ice dam insurance claims is staggering according to the Insurance Journal article, Insurers Brace for Claims as More Snow Expected to Hit Storm-Weary Boston. Boston has removed over 10,000 truckloads of snow six feet (72 inches) of snowfall in 30 days, breaking 1978’s record of 58.5 inches. Boston has moved 10,000 truckloads of …