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Ice Dam Solutions – Do you need one?

If you’ve had any experience with ice dams, you know they mean trouble. The challenge is figuring out where and when you should consider and ice dam solution to protect your house. Our advice -Think of it like insurance – the solution you pick should prevent ice dams from occurring. This article reviews weather patterns and house features that indicate …

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Ice Dam Prevention Solutions

Ice Dams can happen to any of us.  They are not particular about which houses they appear on.  Even the most well-constructed, well insulated and ventilated roofs can get ice dams. Albeit rare. When we use the term prevention, we are really talking about reducing or minimizing the impact of ice dams if they do occur. Different Approaches to Ice …

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Icicles On My Home- What Do I Do?

What is an ice dam? Ice dams are typically identified by the icicles hanging from your roof. Icicles are a red flag and should be taken care of quickly to minimize water damage to your home. Where you see ice, there is most assuredly even more ice hiding where you can’t see. It is not just the ice dam itself, …

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Preparation for Winter Months

  As cold weather approaches, (especially in New England) there are several things you can do around the house to make sure you and your family stay warm and safe all winter. Below are some guidelines to get your started. Protect Your Pipes Last thing you need is for your pipes to freeze. Make your sure you drain and turn …

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 …