You may be feeling warm in your home as the snow serenely falls outside. But, up on your roof, a dangerous situation could be forming – one that can compromise your roof and lead to water damage inside your home. It’s all the result of an ice dam. If you live in a snowy area […]
You can help to prevent serious damage to both the roof and inside of your home by minimizing the likelihood that an ice dam will develop, and by removing one as soon as you spot it. Ice dams can form when water from melting snow re-freezes at the edge of your roofline. Without roof snow […]
The temperatures have fallen into single digits the last few nights, and with that comes potential dangers to your home. Here are some tips for getting your home in order to handle a winter storm: Clean out gutters, disconnect and drain all outside hoses. If possible, shut off outside water valves. Insulate walls and attics, […]
Winter is on its way and, for most of the country, that means freezing temps, wind, snow, ice, and heavy jackets. To prepare your home and your household for the colder months ahead, it’s important to start now. Use this handy checklist to winterize your house so you’re ready for whatever old man winter has in […]
When heat from the interior of a house with a sloped roof escapes into the attic space, it warms the underside of the roof. Meanwhile, the roof eave outside the heated space remains a colder temperature. As snow accumulates on the rooftop, it melts over the warmer portion of the attic and the melt water […]
Solutions The damage caused by ice dams can be controlled in 2 ways: Maintain the entire roof surface at ambient outdoor temperatures or build a roof so that it can’t leak into sensitive building materials if an ice dam forms. Cold roofs make a lot of sense. Here you let the cold outdoor air work […]
What Causes Ice Dams?