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 …

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 …