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Spring Exterior Maintenance Projects

In some parts of the country, spring is making an appearance. If it hasn’t shown up in your town, it will soon. That means it is time to decide what home maintenance projects you want to tackle this year. Without a doubt, there will be more projects then there will be time or budget, so you will need to prioritize.

Safety is priority one. For the most effective safety inspection try and see your house as a visitor arriving for the first time. Is your house number easy to find during different lighting? Is the path from parking spots to the... 

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When Snow Sits on Your Roof, Do You Get Ice Dams?

ice dams still form with heated cables

When snow sits on your roof for days, you are vulnerable to ice dams. That’s because the snow can melt and if it’s unable to roll off your roof, it will refreeze at night when it gets cold. The problem gets worse as more snow melts and refreezes and eventually this forces water up under your roof shingles, and leaks happen.

Melting ice on your roof isn’t fun, and while icicles hanging from your roof present a safety hazard when they fall, they’re also a red flag warning that you’ve probably got bigger problems on your roof .

The problem is serious... 

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