Tips for Winterizing Your Home and Preventing Disasters
Just as you go through your closets and pull out jackets, coats, hats, boots, and gloves to prepare for the cold, your house requires the same preparation. Over the last 20 years, 24Restore has seen what cold weather can do to a home. Frozen pipes and ice dams can create major water damages and unwanted […]
What is an Ice Dam?
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Figure 1 shows a cross section […]
Preventing Ice Dams
If your home had lots of icicles last winter — or worse, ice dams, which can cause meltwater to back up and flow into your house — take steps to prevent potential damage this year. A home-energy auditor or weatherization contractor can identify and fix air leaks and inadequate insulation in your home’s attic that […]