Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

Pros and Cons of Heat Tape & Other Ice Dam Prevention Methods

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

It’s happening. What started off as a few sparse icicles around the perimeter of your roof has now developed into a full-fledged safety risk for you and your home: ice dams. You still have time to prevent ice damming before major damage is done. A complete remodel of your attic, major roof repairs, and insulation replacement may be out of the question for you. So what are your options?

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Topics: roofing, ice dam prevention

Should I Remove the Snow from My Roof?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 9, 2020 3:00:00 PM

If you don’t have an ice dam problem and you’re not concerned about your roof collapsing or heavy snow falling on you or your family, you shouldn’t need to remove snow from your roof. In fact, snow can be beneficial for your roof during the winter, acting as an extra layer of insulation to keep more heat inside your home.

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Topics: roofing

Metal Roofing vs. Architectural Shingles: How to Choose the Better Option for You

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 2, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Metal and architectural shingles are two of the most popular roofing types on the market today. If you’re looking for a durable, attractive option for your home, consider these two quality solutions. Either type of roof should serve you very well for a long time. The choice you make will ultimately come down to personal preferences on up-front costs vs. long-term savings, durability, and ease of installation.

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Topics: roofing

What Causes Condensation on My Ceiling in the Winter?

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 4, 2019 2:15:00 PM

If you’re experiencing water dripping through your ceiling during the winter and it’s not due to an actual roof leak or ice dam problem, condensation is the most likely culprit. Regardless of the source, excess moisture is one of the home’s worst enemies. It can lead to poor indoor air quality, mold and mildew, rot, and deterioration. Attic condensation is a common problem for many homeowners during the colder months. Today, we’ll explain why it forms and what you can do to fight it. 

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Topics: roofing

Tips for Installing Heat Tape on Your Roof

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 30, 2019 9:45:00 AM

Heat tape, or heat cable, is insulated electrical wire that raises the temperature of rooftops, gutters, downspouts, and pipes to prevent ice buildup during the winter. Heat tape is installed in areas prone to developing ice dams, which can wreak havoc on your home and pose a dangerous threat to anyone standing or walking nearby. 

If your home has had an ice dam problem in the past, heat tape may be an affordable and effective solution to minimize ice buildup. Here are some tips to help you safely install heat tape on your roof and in your gutters and downspouts. 

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Topics: roofing, ice dam prevention

Why Is a Healthy Roof Important?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 29, 2019 11:34:00 AM

How much thought have you given your roof in the last year? Particularly for owners of second homes, who may enjoy their property only a few times per year, the security and stability of the roof is too often assumed. Without a major issue, few people want to invest their vacation time in the attic inspecting the roof for damage and leaks.

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Topics: roofing

Why You Should Consider a New Metal Roof

Posted by Joey Haack on May 22, 2019 1:34:00 PM

Selecting a roof for your home is kind of a big deal. In many ways, the roof acts as your home’s first line of defense against the elements. The success and effectiveness of your roof have a direct impact on the function of your home as a whole, so it's crucial to choose the right material. In many cases, a metal roof can be the optimal selection for a home. Here's why you should consider a new metal roof when the time comes to replace yours. 

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Topics: roofing

Tips for Avoiding Roof Leaks

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 25, 2019 3:04:00 PM

Your roof acts as your home’s first line of defense against wind, rain, and snow. To keep it working properly, you’ll need to invest some time and energy into maintaining it. Check out these tips for avoiding roof leaks in your home. 

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Topics: roofing, maintenance

Benefits of Architectural Shingles

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 9, 2019 9:26:00 AM

There are plenty of roofing materials on the market to choose from, but how can you determine what product is right for you? If you’re drawn to traditional asphalt roofs, you may find that architectural shingles are an excellent way to enhance your roof’s appearance and protect your home. Check out the benefits of architectural shingles and consider how they could improve your property. 

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Topics: roofing

How Often Should I Have My Roof Inspected?

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 28, 2019 2:19:00 PM

As a homeowner, you may be tempted to simply enjoy the protection of your roof without investing the time and effort needed to conserve it. By inspecting, repairing, and maintaining your roof on a regular basis, however, you can extend the life of your system and prevent major issues from arising. Here’s what you need to know about roof inspections. 

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Topics: roofing