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Congratulations to the Winner of our March Drawing

Thank you Janice! Your feedback with regards to the Roofing and Siding Work we performed for you was greatly appreciated! Your opinion sincerely matters and will help us to continue to provide our clients with superior customer service and complete job satisfaction!

To be in the know about ice dams……….

Hey Doc Holm-  When should I start worrying about ice dams?  New York, Boston and their suburbs have been dumped with lots of snow.  We just keep getting a couple inches here and there.  I still have snow on my roof but there’s a warm up coming.  Should I do anything?  I don’t want the problems I had last year.

Ida Nough, Moscow, MI

Dear Ida,

You may not know this but there are many things you can do to prevent problems relating to snow and ice dams on your roof.  I hope you take my advice and act on the immediate precautions and work on the others when the thaw comes….Hey, is Moscow by Hudson?  I digress.

first; either get a snow rake (found at your local hardware store) or hire somebody to remove 6′-10′ of snow on your roof wherever there are gutters. (DO IT NOW)

second; look inside your gutters and if they are filled with ice, either sprinkle or insert a panty hose filled with calcium chloride to melt the ice and create water flow, so when the meltdown occurs the water will run through your gutters and not over them.  (DO IT NOW)

third; get an inspection and if needed an action plan.  The inspection should look at; your attic ventilation both intake and exhaust (exhaust only is good but works much, much better with intake air/ventilation AND your attic insulation (depth of it and whether its touching the inside of your roof decking at the edges and if it’s blocking the air intake).  (ACTION PLAN)

These steps can help you now and will help you in the future so now Ida Nough, you’re in the know.

doc

We have earned it..because it’s our money

My dear Readers,

I am jumping up on my soapbox and going forth.  October, November and December are the final months of 2010 where you can get paid back the money you have paid in! What are you talking about Doc Holm you say?  The end is near…no not the end of the earth, the end of the Federal Energy Tax Credit Program…it’s not scary like Halloween or the Great Pumpkin.  What it is… it is our collective last chance to make Energy Efficient Improvements on our homes and get a tax credit of up to $1500...fifteen hundred bones, one thousand five hundred clams!  To take advantage of this opportunity you MUST have the eligible roofing, windows or insulation installed by December 31, 2010. Blown-in cellulose insulation, not sexy! Keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer..doesn’t sound sexy.  New Restorations windows, kinda sexy with 17 different color options!  Cool Colors roofing..nah not too sexy.

Saving Money is the new Sexy!

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