Just as it looked like we weren’t getting a winter, the cold has returned. This coming week, in our service area, snow is expected to accumulate anywhere from six to twelve inches. With the snow, comes dramatic drops in temperature which could cause some unforeseen issues if left without care. And one of those issues […]
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 […]
When temperatures begin to rise after a long winter, it can certainly be reason to celebrate. But if you’ve got significant snow accumulation on, or around, your home it can also be cause for concern. Here are some tips to help prevent damage to your home as snow starts melting. Remove snow from around your […]
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, […]
Roof Rakes According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IIBHS), an average roof can handle up to four feet of fresh snow before it’s stressed. However, as snow packs down from multiple storms, anything more than two feet of packed snow could cause a roof collapse! If you expect a lot of […]
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 […]
Leaves and snow are simple, but clearing layers of frozen ice from your fragile gutters is a daunting task. Many home owners and property managers face ice-dammed, snow-capped roofs every season. Here are a few ideas for eliminating the icy conditions.
What Causes Ice Dams?
This photo shows the interior of a second floor bedroom where a downspout is completely frozen and the roof is holding a significant amount of snow and ice.