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Dam that Ice! Prepare to Rake your Roof

Following a storm, clearing walkways are important, but removing snow and icicles from roofs also should be a part of your routine. Why? Ice dams! They’re thick ridges can form of solid ice that build-up along the eaves (the roof’s edge). You may notice a bulging area under a layer of snow above a group of icicles. If you remove the snow buildup, you’ll see an ice ridge known as an ice dam. How Ice Dams Form Warm areas of an attic cause snow to melt from the roof even when the outside temperatures are below freezing. When the melted snow runs into colder sections like soffits, valleys, or gutters, it begins to freeze again. This process of thawing and […]

On the Exterior — Withstanding Winter Weather Woes

raccoons in attic

Are these the guests you’re expecting for Thanksgiving? To avoid unwanted visitors and other woes this winter, inspect the exterior of your home or business. Our warm weather is an opportune time to take care of potential exterior problems. You’ll have another reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving if exterior repairs are completed before winter arrives. Critter Litter To keep wildlife out of your warm home or business, cover vents and other large openings with heavy duty hardware cloth, which isn’t cloth— it’s strong wire screening. The Humane Society recommends 16 gauge 1 x 1 inch hardware cloth for raccoons. For squirrels, solid aluminum flashing is the exclusion material of choice. Caulk it up to Experience One of the least expensive and […]

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