During the winter time complaints of the nuisance of snow is usually followed up by a comment noting how pretty the snow is. Certainly, a snow-covered roof provides a picturesque scene for all to enjoy. However, the combination of newly fallen snow and the ongoing process of melting and refreezing can place tremendous stress on a roof.
As we rocket through the end of November we can already feel the temperature dropping and, if we listen closely enough, we can hear Santa’s sleigh bells beginning to ring. With this brings not only temperatures below freezing, but also snow and ice. Last year was a busy year for homeowners who realized during the Nor’easter was playing havoc with their homes, businesses, and heating bills. Today we answer some of the common questions we’ve seen since last year for preparing your house for winter.
New England can be a wonderful place to live and visit during the winter months. With shiny white snow blanketing the ground it is a beautiful sight to see. But, New England is also notorious for blockbuster snow storms and freezing cold temperatures that make our winters a little less magical. It is during these freezing temperatures and snow storms when a thick ridge of ice may form on the edge of your roof, which can lead to serious problems for you and your home.
You know those ugly coffee colored stains on your ceiling? Those are the result of water damage. Those stains not only present a real eyesore, but unfortunately, the foul discoloring is evidence of either exterior or interior leaking. This won’t go away by itself and it tends to grow worse if unattended. Some other signs are peeling tape joints, musty odors, and an increase in mold.
Is your home protected against extreme weather? For every ten people that read this article, nine of us won’t be. To prevent this, disaster-proof your home with the following tips. They include the gamut of solutions from immediate response to long-term protection so you can minimize property damage and safeguard your loved ones.
After checking to make sure that your home’s roof, siding, and windows are all in good shape, there a few other things you should keep in mind. These tips will help you protect your belongings, reduce your heat bill, and stay safe during the winter months.
With the winter months rapidly approaching here in New England, we never know what our winter weather will be. A season of heavy snow storms can result in many homes facing ice dams and the damage they can cause. Here are some tips on how to prevent ice dams.
Icicles on the eaves of your home are quite often a sign that ice dams are forming on your roof. Find out what you can do to prevent ice dams from forming resulting in major water damage to your home.