Leakage From Prolonged Rain

The prolonged period of rain creates problems other than a dreary disposition, camouflaging potholes, and the desire to pull the covers over your head and stay in bed. Typical leaks that did not show up all winter may show up after a sustained rain event and many of those are not related to the roof. […] Read more »

Heat Cables: Ice Dams Beware

Heat cables are typically considered to be the last line of defense against leakage to due ice dams.  They are usually recommended for hard to ventilate areas and architectural details that channel a large volume of water to a small area (the base of valleys, sumps, between dormer walls etc).  If more insulation and better […] Read more »

Condensation: A Winter Problem

Most people think of condensation and high humidity as a summertime phenomenon.  We hear forecasters talk about hot sticky days with a high dew point while we sip a cold refreshment with beads of moisture running down the outside of the glass. The water vapor in the air has cooled to the dew point temperature […] Read more »

Snow & Ice Removal: A Tough Winter

In the grips of a tough winter many homeowners wonder if and when it’s necessary to remove the snow and ice from their roofs. The two main issues to consider are the weight of the snow and ice dams, and the possibility of melting runoff backing up underneath the shingles creating a potential leak problem.  […] Read more »