6 Tips to Prevent Pipes from Freezing


Old Man Winter isn't going away any time soon—in fact, we have some extremely cold weather ahead of us. Upstate New York residents are no stranger to brutal temperatures and the problems that they can cause. One of the worst is frozen

What Are Ice Dams & Can They Be Prevented?


Winters here in Upstate New York are no joke—not only are they bitterly cold, but snow, hail and high winds can wreak havoc on your home’s exterior. Often, because of their exposure, the roof and gutters see the most damage. Ice dams

Which Gutters Are Best?


Gutters are one of the most important parts of a roofing system. But they tend to be forgotten until something goes wrong. If you’ve lived in your home for 10 years and have never touched your gutters, or your current ones have

Tips for Helping Prevent Clogged Gutters


While the autumn means a lot of fun activities for the whole family, from apple picking to pumpkin patch trips, this season is one of the worst for your gutters and home exterior. Your gutters are actually the most prone to clogging

What Does Insulation Look Like?


Does your home have enough insulation? While many homeowners understand (at least to a degree) the benefits insulation offers, they aren't quite as sure what it looks like or where it is in their home. In addition to the attic, your walls

Do I Need to Insulate My Rim Joist?


If your home has a basement, it has a rim, or band, joist. This is the place where the basement ceiling framing and home siding intersect above the foundation wall. Perhaps you are wondering, “Should I insulate my rim joist?” The quick

Which Type of Insulation Do You Need?


What is the best home insulation? What insulation should I use? These are questions we hear a lot—and they’re good ones. After all, insulation can be a substantial home project and you want to make sure you’re getting the best product! Best