Damage from an ice dam can turn into one of the costliest winter roof repair scenarios you are likely to ever see, short of having your roof collapse. Most people don't even know what an ice dam is, let alone the fact that there are some simple ice dam remedies that can save you thousands of dollars in home repairs. Here's a quick look at what causes ice dams, what they are, and what you can do to prevent them.
With the temperatures starting to drop outside, many people are starting to gear up for the holidays. This is a time where friends, family members, and loved ones will get together to catch up and enjoy each other's company. At the same time, this is also a time when people start to make their New Year resolutions list. While some of the common resolutions are going to involve diet and exercise, there are also resolutions that can be made regarding homeownership. Some of the best New Year resolutions are going to involve the roof.
It’s that time of year again for making your house look as festive as possible. If you plan on lining your roof with holiday lights or putting an inflatable decoration up there, make sure you’re safe. Doing any kind of task that involves being up on your roof puts you at risk of getting seriously injured. Keep the following roof work safety tips in mind for this holiday season.
The holiday season is a time for Christmas cheer and many people like to celebrate by adding some roof decorations Christmas. There are many types of house roof Christmas decorations and it is important for everyone to place their safety first when hanging decorations. With so many types of rooftop Christmas decorations, it is important for everyone with a shingle roof to know how to put decorations on the roof.
Let's face it. We rarely think about our roofs. But they're up there every day taking a beating from the brutal sun, wind, rain and sometimes snow. Over time, they get damaged and need roof repair. And you may not notice it immediately because you're on the ground.
Energy efficiency has become a trendy topic as Americans look for ways to minimize their carbon footprint. However, the advantages of building or remodeling a home to be more energy efficient are not only environmental but also financial.
An inefficient home could be costing you substantially through your monthly energy bills, in addition to decreasing the comfort level of your living space and your overall quality of life. While each energy inefficient feature alone may have a negligible impact, the negative effects begin to cumulate if your home on the Wasatch Front possesses two or more.
What is a home without a solid roof? Roofs are a critical component of houses as they keep us dry, secure, and comfortable. Unfortunately, even the strongest built roof is susceptible to things like water and pest damages which can cause serious roof problems in Utah. The following are some of the common roof problems and ways to detect them before they get worse!
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Naturally, storms awe us all with their demonstrations of the overwhelming power of nature — astounding lightning, jarring thunder, intense winds, torrential rains. Yet, after a big storm passes, people tend to forget about it so quickly that it doesn't even occur to them to check for roof damage. That's a serious oversight because roof damage from a storm can put your home's structure, contents, and the occupants living in it at serious risk. So, a roof inspection should be your first priority after a storm.
If you've looked out your window and noticed your neighbors undergoing roof repairs, there is a good chance that this may be something your home can benefit from as well. While the need for roof leak repairs is obvious, it is best not to wait until the outside starts coming in before you start thinking about this process. Putting off roof leak repairs can lead to even more problems, so it is best to deal with mild to moderate damage early in order to help keep yourself and your family protected.
The roofing insurance claim process can be frustrating at times. Especially for those who have never had to deal with roof replacement insurance claims in the past. The problem is that each insurance company has its unique process of requirements for making a roof replacement insurance claim. The better you understand the process of submitting insurance claims for roof damage, the greater your odds of having your claim approved on time.