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We finally have a traditional midwestern winter…

Icicles may be telling you something very important about your home. Our recent temperatures have been well below freezing the past couple weeks. Take a walk around the outside of your home. If you see a fair number of icicles hanging from your gutters it is signaling that you do not have enough insulation in

Clairmont Ltd. Advises on Ice Dams – Strategies for Success This Winter

Finally the weather is acting like January.  Cold and snow and plenty of both.  In addition to health risks for some, the large amount of snow, wind and now an imminent thaw brings risks for buildings. The menace in this case is ice dams. These occur when it is warm enough for the snow to

Clairmont Offers Tips for Ice Dams in Winter

Now that the Chicago area’s record of nine continuous days of snow is done for most of this week, a new challenge looms in the form of ice dams.  Most roofs have 6” to 18” of snow on them and gutters are likely full of snow and/or ice.  Because the gutters are hanging in mid-air,