Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

Should I Replace My Roof Before Selling My House?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 26, 2019 3:08:00 PM

If you’re preparing to sell your home, you’re probably well versed in the changes that will make it most marketable. Fresh paint, updated appliances, and maybe even new flooring is on your list, but have you considered replacing your roof? Check out these pros and cons to help you decide if it’s a smart decision for you to replace your roof before selling your home. 

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Topics: roofing

The Importance of Exterior Maintenance on Your Home

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 15, 2019 3:16:00 PM

You plan for regular care on everything from your car to your teeth; don’t overlook your house! Unlike the inside of your home, exterior features undergo substantial wear and tear from the elements. From tumultuous spring storms and blazing sunny days to substantial fall rains and heavy snow and ice, your home’s exterior sees it all. For this reason, it’s important to conduct regular exterior maintenance on your home. Check out how doing so can help keep your home beautiful and functional for many years to come. 

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Topics: maintenance

Why Should I Have Heat Tape in My Gutters and Downspout?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 9, 2019 2:18:00 PM

Winter has officially started, and with it comes snow, ice, and sleet. Frozen condensation on your roof and in your gutter system can cause major problems, but fortunately, there is an effective way to combat the threat of ice dams. Here's why you should have heat tape on your gutters and downspout.

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Topics: gutters

How to Treat Frozen Pipes

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 4, 2019 2:33:00 PM

With the temperatures dropping, the chance of your pipes freezing increases. Freezing and bursting pipes are not only an inconvenience but can also cause serious water damage to your home. If your pipes are frozen, don't panic. Here's how to treat them. 

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Topics: plumbing

Quick Home Safety Tips for the Holidays

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 24, 2018 3:04:00 PM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With all of the holly and jolly going on, it’s hard to focus on mundane safety precautions. Don’t let a preventable emergency put a damper on your holiday spirit. Check out these quick home safety tips to keep you and your family safe during the holiday season. 

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Topics: electrical

Should I Install Snow Retention on My Roof?

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 17, 2018 3:04:00 PM

Winter is upon us, and so is the snow! If you live in an area with heavy winter storms, it’s time to consider home safety measures to prevent snow and ice-related injury and property damage this season. One effective way to protect your home and family is with a snow retention system

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Topics: roofing, ice dam prevention

What is Heat Tape and Why is it Important to Have on My Roof?

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 12, 2018 2:35:00 PM

 

Snowflakes, and icicles, and blizzards—oh my! Winter has arrived, and with it come a number of problems for you and your home. Ice buildup—one of winter’s worst offenders—can cause significant damage to your home and threaten your family’s safety. Learn why heat tape is an important tool to have as you combat ice buildup on your roof this winter. 

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Topics: heating and cooling, ice dam prevention

What Does it Mean to Have My Gutters Tuned?

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 8, 2018 9:29:00 AM

They do a thankless job, but every once in a while, your gutters need some attention, too. Just like your car needs its oil changed or you need your annual checkup, your gutters need to be tuned. A trained professional can do this for you, or you may be able to do it yourself. Here’s what it means to have your gutters professionally tuned. 

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Topics: gutters

Should I Repair or Replace Leaky Faucets?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 29, 2018 1:38:00 PM

It’s right up there next to nails on a chalkboard: the sound of a leaky faucet. Something has to be done for the sake of your sanity (and water bill), but how do you know whether it’s time to repair or replace? Check out this guide on when to fix it and when to throw in the towel. 

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Topics: plumbing

Why is it Important to Have Regular Maintenance on My HVAC System?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 20, 2018 2:56:00 PM

Your home comfort system is a basic part of your everyday life. When it’s working, it’s probably the last thing on your mind. It’s for this very reason that regular maintenance on your HVAC system is so important. Regular maintenance makes your HVAC a home comfort system rather than a home concern system. Check out these benefits of regular maintenance. 

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Topics: heating and cooling