Nor’Easter Troubles

It’s officially winter and the New England blizzards are rolling in one after another, and the BLB Custom Building crew is ready and waiting to deal with all of the ice and snow damage that the storms bring.

During any repair from snow or ice, BLB Custom Building will always correct the problem while also preventing another one from reoccurring by using special techniques and preventative strategies. We also take special attention to keeping your home energy efficient, keeping heating costs down throughout the winter months. It is our job to ensure a quality home that you can enjoy through all seasons of our New England weather.

Here are some tips to keep your home safe during the storm season:

  • Watch for snow accumulation on the leeward (downwind) side of a higher-level roof, where blowing snow will collect. For safe removal that won’t endanger you or damage your roof, contact BLB Custom Building for a referral.
  • Remove snow from basement stairwells, window wells and all walls. Melting snow can lead to water damage and moisture intrusion.
  • Keep your attic well-ventilated to minimize the risk of ice dams forming. When interior heat melts the snow, water can run down and refreeze at the roof’s edge, where it’s much cooler. If the ice builds up and blocks water from draining off the roof, water is forced under the roof covering and into your attic or down the inside walls of your house.
  • Prevent pipes from from freezing and bursting by fitting exposed pipes with insulation sleeves or wrapping to slow heat transfer. Seal cracks and holes in outside walls and foundations near water pipes with caulking.

Sources: The Weather Channel