Roof Heating Cables An ice dam is created when snow melts over a warm section of roof, flows down to the cold eave, refreezes and creates a blockage (or dam) which causes future melt runoff to pool and potentially work its way under your shingles and into your home.
Water leaking from an ice dam will first show up in the attic. You may see ice forming on the trusses or plywood sheathing. Next is when the water begins to drip through the ceiling into your living space. The be
Winter creates ice dams on roofs and frozen rain gutter here in Montana. Many people have experienced leaks into their homes due to the accumulation of ice and snow at the edge of the roof and in roof valleys. If ice dams have already formed and you need help removing them click this link to get more information on removal. After the ice is removed, installation of a deicing or heat cable on the roof and in the rain gutter and downspout will prevent the return of the ice. The
Dovetail Rain gutter located in Bozeman; MT often meets with homeowners that have noticed that the siding where the lower roof and rain gutter joins a side wall (as where a one-story garage connects to a two-story house.) has water damage. This damage is often incorrectly attributed to the rain gutter. What's really happening here is that water is getting behind the siding where the siding is cut out around the drip edge and also between the gutter end cap and siding. The ab
Fall season, brings to mind cool sunny days, piles of leaves and the hope of one last harvest from the garden. Fall is also the time we should be on a ladder cleaning our raingutters. No matter the season, wind, rain and snow cause leaves to fall on the roof and then wash into the rain gutter. How often do you want to be on the ladder swiping out the mess of rotted leaves? Besides allowing water to overflow in a heavy rain, there are many home defects that can be caused by b