Emergency Repair

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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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Ice Dams Overheard at Home Depot: “…I had someone rip off all my gutters so I won’t have any ice dams this year.” Wow. This individual paid someone for the wrong solution. They may have also created some basement water issues for themselves–though that’s a subject for another day. While there is plenty of misinformation out there about ice dams, the building science is pretty clear. Gutters...

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