Author: Paul Bradley

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This week a “helpful guide” showed up in my email from a local realtor “5 Tips for Winning Negotiations with Your Contractor”. While containing some reasonably good advice, it perpetuates an unfortunate stereotypical scenario, “your contractor cannot be trusted”. You can see one copy of the article here.* While well intentioned, these missives over-simplify home improvement projects. This article completely omits the most important aspect of...

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Bostonians will not soon forget the winter of 2015, the largest single season snow fall ever encountered in Boston. Many homeowners were left with substantial damage from ice dams. When assessing the impact of ice dam damage, thermal imaging cameras are incredibly useful.   These cameras virtually eliminate the need for opening inspection holes in customer walls. Cutting open walls is invasive and messy; it's time consuming for...

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In a previous post, I described how ice dams are formed. In this article, we will look at some strategies for creating a “cold roof”. Keeping Heat Out of Your Attic In short, you want to keep your roof as cold as possible. Cold roofs = less snow melt and fewer, less serious ice dams. If you could keep your roof as cold as your garden shed,...

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