Prevent Winter Freeze Ups

By Doug Hanna, Principal, S+H Construction, Inc.

As I write this, we have a daytime high temperature of 9 deg F with a 22 mph wind, which makes me very thankful that I am no longer required to be outside swinging a hammer in all kinds of weather.

 

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Prevent Winter Freeze Ups

Protect Your Property from Extreme Weather

By Doug Hanna, Principal, S+H Construction, Inc.

I just recently returned from a week long, fun-in-the sun vacation and while I was there, I couldn't help but reflect on the impressive deposit of snow we received prior to my departure. And now, we have yet anothersnow storm to hit New England this week. While I'm getting ready to put on the snowshoes and have some fun (in what hopefully is our last round of snow), I'm sure it's no fun for the people along the North and South shores who are dealing with yet another storm surge. There's just no question that the climate is changing and getting more severe. "You don't need a weather man..." etc. 

 

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Protect Your Property from Extreme Weather

Deferred Maintenance, If Your Roof Could Talk

By Doug Hanna, Principal, S+H Construction, Inc.  

Hey there, I'm your roof ... Hello?! Remember me?

Let's be open and both acknowledge that you don't usually give me the time of day until I start leaking.  It's OK, I'm used to being ignored. I noticed that you were a bit more attentive to my needs this winter, although only as it impacted you. Still, I like your involvement and new-found interest. But just to clue you in,  the other exterior components of  your house and I had it pretty rough these last few months. Known for the first hundred thousand years of human history as " the stuff that keeps water and wind out of the ... " ( and you can fill in the blank here: cave, tipi, igloo, yurt, hovel, house. double-wide ... ),  in the last 20 years we've somehow become your "building envelope." I don't know who thought we resemble a piece of stationery, but I guess I can see the analogy.

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Deferred Maintenance, If Your Roof Could Talk

Solutions to the Damn Ice Dams

By Doug Hanna, Principal, S+H Construction, Inc.  

We're having quite a winter here in the Boston area. Here at S+H Construction, we are getting dozens and dozens of calls from unfortunate people who have water leaking into their homes from ice dams. Icicles can be beautiful, but they are an indication that some ice damming is taking place. 

 

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Solutions to the Damn Ice Dams