Preventing ice dams

Winter comes with tons of excitement! From the beautiful snow-carpeted surfaces perfect for ice skating to the winter games with your kids such as making snow angels. But like all things in life, there is also the negative side to winter. One of the biggest concerns...

Why Raking on a Pitched Roof is a Bad Idea

Winter is here, and you’ve started noticing a snow build-up on your roof. Naturally, you may start worrying about ice dams and roof leaks as a result. The most reasonable solution would be to climb a ladder and take away all the snow from the roof, right? Wrong! Here...

Attic Smells You Should Never Ignore

Here is a scenario to consider: You lying on the couch after a long day at work but you keep turning your noise; thanks to a lingering odor that won’t go away. The odor becomes more disturbing and you decide to sniff around the house but, unfortunately, you can’t seem...

What’s That Strange Noise Coming From the Roof?

Is it some animal seeking warmth? Or is it just the wind? You keep hearing some popping, snapping and cracking sounds coming from your roof at the wee hours of the night and you’re convinced that your house is haunted. The noises may not have a pattern, and will often...

Eavestrough repair, when should I do it?

Most of us don’t think much about our eavestroughs, except that we should probably clean them one of these days. But the truth is that even with it’s not raining, our gutters are doing their job. They ferry water when it rains or snows, but otherwise they collect...