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November 19, 2018
Ice dams can result in thousands of dollars in damage

Ice Dams

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow from draining. As water backs up behind the dam, it can leak through the roof and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. How do ice dams form? Ice dams are formed by an interaction between snow cover, outside temperatures, and heat loss through […]
June 12, 2018
A wood frame window can be repaired in a few easy steps

Top 5 Fast Fixes for Faulty Windows

There’s a common misconception that if your home has older windows that are in less-than-perfect condition, you must replace them with new windows. But as long as the window is structurally sound, you can fix most problems and extend the window’s service life by many years. Of course, there are instances when a window is so badly damaged that it’s beyond repair, such as when the […]
March 29, 2018
Defensible Space - Fire Safety

Defensible Space

Defensible space refers to the area surrounding a building that is mitigated to protect it from wildfires. Along with the quality of a building’s roofing material, adequate defensible space is one of the most important factors in determining a building’s ability to survive a wildfire. Homeowners should be aware of conditions that may compromise the defensible space of their home, especially in fire prone regions such […]