Services - Winter Renovations

Ice Damming

Ice Damming is ice accumulating in the eaves troughs and valleys of roofs, due to either poor eaves trough drainage or insufficient attic insulation and ventilation to which the snow melts and freezes as it slides nearer the eaves troughs.

What John Recommends

Heater Cables: Heater cables are attached onto your roofand run through your eaves trough system so as to heat and melt any potential ice buildups that may occur and prevent drainage.

Increase Insulation: Old attic insulation doesn’t keep theheat contained within the house, and therefore allows it to escape via the roof, melting the snow which instantly freezes in the eavestroughs.

Roof ventilation: Prevents rot of attic joists and plywood in cold weather. When moisture condenses on a cold surface, such as the roof plywood, it compromises the structural integrity.

High Energy Bills

High energy bills are primarily a result of several leaks within the house where hot or cold air is being released. Prevention of these leaks are paramount in keeping yearly energy costs to a minimum.

What John Recommends

Sealing around Openings: Caulking around all windows, doors, electrical running from the outside to the inside, attic hatches, in addition to maintaining that weather stripping around all doors is airtight.

Increase Insulation: Old or compromised attic insulation doesn't keep either the heat or cool aircontained within thehouse, and therefore allows it to escape via the roof.This constant loss of air is the primary source of energybills. Poor wall insulations is also another leading factor, even in the summer months, rooms with inadequate insulation willbecome uncomfortably cold.

Installing New Windows and Doors: Even after recaulking, if a window or door has become compromised (cracked glass, broken seals) and can no longer repel the cold, new windows and doors should be installed.