How to Spot and Prevent Ice Dams During Chicago Winters
Chicago just had its first major snow storm of 2016 and all of the sudden people who were running around in shorts last week are now shoveling snow in their thick winter jackets. Oh, Chicago, how do you manage to get us by surprise… year after year, after year?
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Heavy Snow Followed by a Deep Freeze
The season’s first snowfall dropped as much as 17 inches across Chicago’s northern suburbs, and the total of 11.2 inches at O’Hare International Airport made it the largest November snowfall in 120 years.
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What is Covered by Your Winter Storm Insurance?
It seems that meteorologists are not sure what impact El Nino phenomenon may have on Chicago’s winter in 2016. Some are saying that we may see a slightly warmer than usual winter; others are warning that El Nino is not the only force at play and it can mean that cold-air outbreaks and snow storms will likely occur at times this winter.
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Attic Ventilation Do’s and Don’ts
Attic ventilation is a confusing subject to most homeowners residing in the suburbs of Chicago. Some, especially those with newer roofing systems that use advanced insulation materials, tend to think that their attics are fine and they don’t need to take any extra measures to keep their attic sufficiently ventilated.
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Aluminum Siding Dents and Scratches—DIY Fix
Vinyl siding is still dominating the U.S. market, but aluminum siding has been gaining some popularity. Market share for the plastic building material dropped from 39 percent in 2003 to 27 percent in 2013, according to Freedonia Group Inc.
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5 Tools That Will Make Snow Removal in Chicago a Breeze
In this blog, we’ve been talking about unavoidably approaching winter for quite a while now. We’re not trying to be Team Debbie Downer here, but this is Chicago. And when the snow hits the ground, you better be prepared. This time we’ve assembled a list of tools that will help you deal with snow and ice without—literally—breaking your back (or the bank).
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