Winter icicles

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, …

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 …

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 …