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Expert Ice Dam Prevention Tips for Homeowners

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 13, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Do you often find icicles dangling from your roof in the winter? They may appear sparkly and magical, but icicles likely mean you have an ice dam problem. Unfortunately, ice dams are more serious than most homeowners believe. They’re usually outward signs of more serious internal issues. We’ll cover how and why ice dams form and specific prevention measures you can take to protect your home from damage and create a safer environment for everyone.

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Topics: roofing, ice dam prevention

What Is Heat Tape for Ice Dam Prevention?

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 12, 2019 2:20:00 PM

Unwanted ice buildup on your roof can cause significant damage to your home. Large ice dams and icicles also pose a threat to your safety. One of the easiest ways to combat ice dams is to install heat tape across your roof and gutter system.

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Topics: roofing, plumbing, gutters, ice dam prevention

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