What To Do About Ice Dams

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What is an Ice Dam?

When improper or insufficient insulation allows heat to collect in the attic, it will warm up the roof except at the edge of the roof.  The snow melts from the warm part of the roof then freezes at the eaves. The ice accumulates, forming a dam. Melting snow from the warmer part of the roof backs up behind the ice dam and is pushed under the shingles and into your home.  Similarly, an improperly ventilated home can cause heat to build up which can’t escape and causes condensation, which can damage the insulation and cause the ice dams. Continue reading “What To Do About Ice Dams”

A Drop In the Bucket

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The easiest thing to do when you have a leaky roof is put out a bucket.  However, in the long run, this will end up costing you more.  The cost to repair the roof is only a drop in the bucket compared to the expense of fixing resultant problems.  You’ll need a professional to find and fix the causes of roof leaks before it ends up costing more.

Problems & results of a neglected roof: Continue reading “A Drop In the Bucket”