The countdown to Santa arriving is already in the single digits and I can hardly believe it. This holiday season seems to have flown by even quicker than usual. I think I am longing for the days of childhood when the pace of everything seemed much slower. Of course, when I really think about it, I probably wanted things to hurry up when I was child. Maybe I am just hard to please.
Usually when it snows, I want the snow to go away. If it is cold out and I have nothing to do, I just want it to snow so I can sit by the fire and enjoy it – which, naturally, never happens on my timetable. While we are not expected to have a white Christmas this year there is a little trick to snowy roofs you need know about and use the next time we have a good amount of accumulation.
Early one morning, after a fresh snowfall, take a walk around your house to see if your roof is completely covered in snow. The patches that are without snow are good clues that heat is escaping your home there and causing the snow to melt. It is important to look at the roof before the sun has a chance to burn off any snow.
This is a problem for two reasons:
Obviously, you do not want to spend money heating your home for it to be escaping through your roof. While it is impossible to keep all heat from moving through your attic you want to make sure that it is escaping through proper ventilation.
The other problem with parts of snow melting down your roof is the potential for ice dams to form causing costly damage. An ice dam forms when snow melts and runs down the surface of your roof, except, instead of washing away it refreezes when it hits cooler parts of the roof, usually around the eaves.
Give Carmine’s a call today at 203-791-8089 for all your heating services. Happy Holidays!!!