Frequently Asked Questions Answered
At Rangeley Handyman of Rangeley, Maine we understand how busy your life can be. Numerous things need maintenance in your home, so it’s important to have a company you can trust to help you deal with all of your projects or problems. We are a customer-focused provider, and we’re dedicated to redefining the handyman service experience for home and camp owners.
Below is a list of our frequently asked questions related to our handyman services. If you don’t find the question or answer you’re looking for, please feel free to Contact Us.
When should I get my roof shoveled ?
What is an ice dam on a roof ?
What causes ice dams?
To prevent an ice dam, you need to know how they result in the first place. Ice dams generally form for any of the following 4 reasons:
1) A Hot Attic
This is the most common way ice dams form. It happens with an energy inefficient home. You probably don’t have enough insulation in your attic, and or you don’t have enough ventilation in your attic, and or there are poorly insulated areas like outlets, light fixtures, and attic doors, that allow warm air to sneak up into your attic.
2) Fluctuating Temperatures
You’re looking at perfect ice dam conditions when you see temperatures slightly above freezing during the day, but well below freezing during the night. At this point, it doesn’t matter how warm or cool your roof is, because the snow melts during the day and refreezes at night.
3) Radiant Heat from the Sun
Temperatures can hold below freezing during the day and during the night, but ice dams can continue to form if the radiant heat from the sun manages to melt the snow on your roof, despite the ambient temperature being below freezing.
4) Perfect Temperatures
Be wary of ice dams when temperatures sit between 30 and 32 degrees – right at freezing, or just under freezing. Why? Because at that point even an energy-efficient home can start sprouting ice dams.
Is there anything I should be aware of if I try to remove snow from my roof?
- Unless approved by someone like us, don’t add your weight or the weight of equipment to your roof.
- Please be careful when using a ladder. Ice tends to accumulate on both the rungs of the ladder and the soles of your work boots.
- Also, don’t use electric heating tools like hair dryers or heat guns to remove snow and ice.
- And please don’t use open-flame devices to remove snow and ice.
When all is said and done, it’s best to hire a professional from Rangeley Handyman.
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4 Season Caretaking Services In Rangeley, Maine
Serving The Greater Rangeley, Maine Region
P.O. Box 1032
Rangeley, Maine 04970
Phone: (207) 491-6961