Winter Articles

10 Must-Do Tasks To Prep Your Home for Winter

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Although winter doesn’t officially arrive until December 21, don’t put off preparing your home for the cold season. Here’s how Hoffman Weber Construction suggests you keep your family safe and comfortable, prevent costly property damage and conserve energy. Identify and correct roof problems before snow and ice arrive, especially if you plan to put the […]

Ice Dam Relief

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Ice dams don’t just happen. Attics warm from air leaks, poor ventilation and inadequate insulation while the area over soffits and gutters stay cold. As rooftop snow melts, it refreezes along the eaves and can back up under shingles and cause costly water damage below. http://mn.gov/commerce/energy/images/IceDamFacts.pdf The real solution is to fix the attic and […]

It’s High Time to Upgrade Attic Insulation

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Winter is the best time to increase and improve attic insulation because problems are easiest to spot and benefits begin as soon as the project is completed.  It starts with having enough insulation. But sealing air leaks and ensuring proper ventilation are equally important. How much insulation do you need? The residential energy code for […]

Important Safety Tips for
Holiday Lighting and Heat Cables

Monday, December 9th, 2013

If you are among the many homeowners who install holiday lighting or rooftop heat cables, we hope you got the high stuff up before the winter cold set in. This is no time to be on a ladder stringing lights up high gables and trees or clipping heat cable to steep valleys and across long […]

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