If your energy bills are high, your house is drafty or you can hear everything that is going on outside of your home, it may be time to consider replacing your windows. Older windows can have a major impact on your home’s energy consumption and comfort levels. Air leaks causing drafts can bring a steady flow of cold air into your home creating a greater demand on your heating system. While the decision to replace your windows may seem like a big financial investment and counter-intuitive during the winter months the added benefits new windows provide to your home quickly add up. Continue reading “Choose Pella Windows For Great Looks and Energy Savings”
Ice dams can form on your roof whenever snow melts and leaves water behind that then refreezes at the roofline. This is often apparent whenever there are icicles present along the eaves of your roof. Many people never give ice dams a second thought, but the fact is that they can cause damage to your roof as well as to the interior of your home if left unchecked.
Why Are Ice Dams a Problem?
When an ice dam forms, water may not be able to drain from the top of your roof as it should. This water needs somewhere to go, and may wind up getting underneath the shingles on your roof instead. Having water underneath your shingles not only reduces the lifespan of your roof, but it can also lead to leaks in your ceiling or attic as well. Continue reading “Ice Dams: Looking Pretty But a Major Problem”