Rangeley Handyman
P.O. Box 1032 / Rangeley, Maine 04970
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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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 ?
A good rule of thumb is every 6 inches of accumulation on a roof. this helps prevent ice dams from forming on heated homes and keeps the weight from getting too heavy on the roof
What is an ice dam on a roof ?
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms on the edge of a roof. The melting snow above the dam cannot easily escape off the roof and keeps building ice and water above the dam. If the dam is allowed to build up water, the water can start running inside the home, possibly damaging walls, ceilings, and insulation.
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?

Yes, absolutely.

  • 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. 

Do you do odd jobs?
Many times there are little things that need to be done on a property that you really don’t feel like doing yourself. Rangeley Handyman services do these little small jobs. These jobs include trimming a few trees, hauling some things to the dump, stacking some firewood, or the like.

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Rangeley Handyman
4 Season Caretaking Services In Rangeley, Maine
Serving The Greater Rangeley, Maine Region
P.O. Box 1032
Rangeley, Maine 04970
Phone: (207) 491-6961

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