Why Do Gutters Fall Down In Snow Storms?

…and how can you prevent it from happening again! The biggest contributor to gutter damage during winter snow storms is avalanching snow.  Even the best gutter system will not be able to withstand the tremendous force created by avalanching snow.  So the trick is to prevent the avalanche! Most people think the ice dams are Read More

How to Prevent Ice Dams and Icicles

What Are Ice Dams? Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of a home escapes into the attic and warms the roof decking during the winter. This heat, combined with heat from the sun, can melt snow on the roof. Melting snow on the upper roof and in the valleys then runs down Read More

Gutter Cleaning or Gutter Guards?

Many homeowners are looking for a miracle product that will free them from ever having to clean their gutters again.  Some companies are actually claiming they have this miracle product! There are some good gutter cover designs; however, every gutter guard system we have tested (and we have tested a lot of them!) has pluses Read More

What Are Ice Dams?

In our last article we discussed how an insufficient or worn out snow retention system (snow guards) can prevent snow from avalanching down your roof creating havoc to your roof and gutters. This article will discuss ice dams and ventilation.  What Are Ice Dams? The number two contributor to gutter damage is ice dams.  Anyone Read More

The Origin of North American Roofing Slates

“These minerals constituting slate were deposited in bodies of water and erosion and deposition accounts for the different composition in successive beds. Other materials may have been deposited over the clays, and the pressure of the superimposed material may have gradually united the clays in shale. Shale has been described as ‘a laminated rock consisting Read More

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