One of the hallmarks of winter is a roof encrusted with overhanging icicles. Although this archetypal image of a winter may seem innocuous, icicles are the harbinger of a major winter roof issue: ice dams.
Here are some tips to help you prevent ice dams from forming and repair them when they do:
Prevention: Why and How?*
Why do ice dams form?
Ice dams occur when warm air from your home moves through your ceiling and into your attic.
Patio doors often don't get as much attention as front doors. However, if you use your backyard a lot or if your patio door is in a main living area of your home, it likely makes a huge impact on the style of your home. Patio doors can last for decades, but eventually, you may need a new door. Here are five signs you should consider a new patio door.
If you're sitting inside on a cold winter's day, the last thing you want to see is water dropping in around the pipe of your wood burning stove. Luckily, you can easily prevent this issue from happening with the right installation tips, and if you are experiencing leaks on a stove pipe that has already been installed, there are several things you can do to remedy the situation.
1. Cut the hole tightly.
Buying a home is a huge responsibility. Whether you are a handy person or not, you are suddenly expected to know how to properly maintain this several hundred thousand dollar investment. Homeowners need to keep an eye on everything from the foundation to the roof, and everything in between. Unfortunately, the average homeowner has no idea how to maintain a home's basic mechanical systems, like the plumbing, HVAC, or electrical. With your home's roof, however, it is fairly easy to know when you need to call in professional roofing services.
The old saying goes, "when it rains it pours." You might never truly understand the wisdom of this maxim until your flat-roofed home or business starts coming apart at the seams.
Here are some tips to help you find issues with and repair your flat roof from breaking up at its seams.
Finding your Leak
Locating your Seams: because the vast majority of leaks on flat-roofed structures emanate at the roof's seams, the first step to repairing leaks will likely be finding your roof's seams.