We were thrilled to be featured in an article on New England Ice dams, in one of the leading real estate blogs, Massachusetts Real Estate News. We know we’ve got the leading edge technology solution for stopping ice dams, and appreciate this recognition.
The article provides some great links to information about Boston’s record snow falls in the winter of 2015, so here are just a few of the most important statistics:
- Boston set a new record for total snow received for the 2014-2015 winter, with 110.6 inches.
- February 2015 had the snowiest month on record, with 64.8 inches.
- 2 of the top 10 winter storms in Boston occurred in 2015 – Juno with 24.6 inches in January and Marcus delivered 23.8 inches a few weeks late, in February 7-10.
The article continues with a description of why ice dams happen, which we cover on our own website but it’s great that more people are learning about ice dams before they have them.
Ice Dam Prevention Highlights New England Ice Solutions
Next the article provided an overview of the various ice dam prevention techniques, and that’s where we got some recognition. Here’s the list and what they said about New England Ice Solutions.
- Ice melting cables
- Heated gutter cables
- Ice belt panels
- Integrated roof heating solutions
- Metal roofs
For many homeowners in Massachusetts, our houses are older and weren’t built with today’s standards for insulation, sealing and ventilation. It’s possible to make improvements in your attic but fairly difficult to stop enough heat loss to prevent ice dams under extreme conditions.
If you never experienced ice dams until this last winter, it’s probably because the weather warmed and melted the snow off your roof after each large snowfall. What was different last year, was multiple snowfalls, one after the other and no warm weather in between.
So we hope to hear from you (877-705-1356 or email us) about your house, so we can provide you with a custom ice dam solution that addresses your problem spots so no water freezes or leaks into your home.