This drawing courtesy AMERICAN GUTTER CLEANING, CO.
Tewksbury, MA 01876
This drawing is a excellent illustration of
ice damming and the amount of damage that can be incurred on your home. When a large
amount of snow accumulates on the roof of a building, the snow will act as a insulator to
the outside cold and heat loss from within the building do to lack of enough insulation
and poor attic ventilation, will warm the roof and thawing will result. When this melted
snow runs down the roof and reaches the roof over hang it begins to freeze because there
is the absents of heat and freezing begins.
Heat tapes can also aid the the prevention of ice damming and
keep your gutters working properly, but insulation and attic ventilation problems
should be address first to minimize the problem of ice damming.
Click on the link below to review gutter heat tapes. http://www.easyheat.com
|What do you do when Mr. & Mrs. Robin
make your downspout a base for their home??
already established just leave them alone and let Mother Nature run it's course. The
world will be a better place to live.
|But next spring you can try this trick. Clean away
the old nest and clean the downspout, then before they start their nest tie a cord to
the soffit and let it down as in the picture.
They do not
like anything hanging or swinging over their head and will find a better place to nest.
| 16 oz. ready to use, just spray
on and wipe off with clean damp cloth.
Gutter Cleaner that removes those hard to remove black
streaks, commonly called Tiger Strips.
More Information click here.
Available in 32 0z. & 64 oz.
Snow guards come in a verity of sizes, shapes
and material. They are available for every type of
roofing material along with it's respective application and range widely in
prices. They can be very helpful at keeping snow and ice from dislodging and sliding off
the roof and damaging the gutter. You may click on the link below and view all the many
||These unique snow guards offered by
Snow Gems offers a design that made it
adaptable to a wide variety of applications.
Available in a wide range of colors to match your colored steel roofing.
You can view more at their
web site www.888snogems.com
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