Ice Dams: Winter’s Trickle-Down Effect
As the cold weather continues to ravage Long Island and the heat keeps running it helps to be aware of the threat of ice dams. Ice dams form when there is snow on your roof, the surface of your roof is above 32° F and the air outside is below freezing. As the snow melts and runs down your roof it reaches the end of the roof, gets colder and refreezes forming a ridge of solid ice at the eave. Continue reading “Prevent and Remove Ice Dams”
My Roof is Leaking… Now What?
So it’s raining outside, but you notice that in one particular part of your house it seems to be raining inside. You’ve got a roof leak and while there’s never truly a good time to get one, being prepared for the worst is the best way to lessen the hassle and cost associated with this issue. Continue reading “What To Do When Your Roof is Leaking”
How to Make Sure Your Roof Lasts
A new roof could add curb appeal and increase the resale value of your home. Here are some tips to protect your investment:
1.) Keep Your Gutters Clean: Keeping these clear is critical to making your roof last. Either going up yourself or hiring a professional each spring and fall to clean your gutters will ensure water won’t back up into your roof, causing sheathing or rafter rot. Continue reading “Make your Roof Last as Long as Possible”