Category Archives: Fun Facts

21 Mar

What Causes Icicles?

Icicles can be a good indication of one of two things, or a combination of both. 1. Lack of insulation. Due to insufficient insulation, heat loss will warm the attic and will allow residual melting from underneath. 2. Lack of ventilation. Due to insufficient ventilation or a balanced ventilation system, any heat loss or radiant

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10 Mar

Fun Facts: Keep Basements Dry

With the melting snow and spring rain, make sure your downspout leaders are attached to keep the water away from your foundation. Late winter and early spring are when most basements get wet if they are going to. You’ll hear this several times from us – keep your gutters clean!

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10 Mar

Fun Fact: Roof Pitches

Most flat roofs have some sort of a pitch to them (directional flow for water). If there is debris or the drains are plugged, standing or ponding water occurs. This is when most flat roof leaks occur. Keep the roof and drains clean and free of debris.

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08 Mar

Fun Fact: Ice Dams

Gutters filling up with ice? Ice dams are usually caused by a combination of two things going wrong: ventilation and insulation. Proper ventilation is necessary to cool the attic and exhaust it’s damp air in the winter. Also, some of us with older homes have insulation that is not up to snuff.

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