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With its glittering flurries and white blankets of snow, winter can be a very beautiful season. And yet, no matter how beautiful winter can be, there is no denying that it can also be damaging! With it’s frigid temperatures, spots of black ice, and consistent wind chill, winter can be both rough on you and your home. In fact, one of the most house damaging aspects of a harsh winter are large icicles.

Large icicles form when the heat of a home rises into the attic, warming up the roof of the house, and melting the snow on top. When the snow melts it runs downward, hitting the edge of the cold roof and resulting in a re-freezing of the snow. These habitual cycles cause ice to accumulate, back up under shingles and gutters, and ultimately create large sharp icicles that dangle high above your head. Damage appears in the form of soaked insulation, stained, cracked and damaged sheet rock, damp, smelly, rotting wall cavities and stained, blistered and peeling paint.

As beautiful as winter can be, it can also be very damaging. It’s important to take precautionary measures like salting your driveway, shoveling the sidewalk and knocking hanging icicles from your home in order to avoid unwanted situations. And if the winter wear get to your home, it’s important to call a contracting family you can trust. Call contracting company that has been serving its neighbors in the Johnstown PA, Latrobe PA and Altoona PA area for over 34 years. Call Mihalko’s Fire and Water Restoration for a free assessment of the damage, as well as a solution to the problem.

 

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