Preventing Ice Dams

If you want to prevent ice dams, your main priority should be keeping the whole roof cold and this can be achieved in a couple of different ways. Metal Roof – First and foremost, a metal roof will be a great starting point. Although ice formations can occur on a...

Keeping Your Well Water Clean

How clean is your well water? Are you buying a home with a private well? What things can contaminate your water? These are all important questions. Below are a few of the things that are common pollutants in well water that are made by people, and something we want...
Water Lines

Water Lines

Not all water service pipe material can be used for water distribution.  For example, PVC pipe is not usable for water distribution because it cannot tolerate hot water temperatures.  Therefore, water service piping materials that are not certified for water...
The Main Electric Shutoff

The Main Electric Shutoff

It is required that the entire electrical supply to the home be able to be shut off with six or fewer moves of the hand. This can be in the form of one or more knife switches, one or more fuses or fuse blocks, and, most commonly and in more recently built homes, by...
Metal Roofs

Metal Roofs

Contrary to their aesthetic reputation, metal roofs are sturdy and long-lasting, when properly maintained, and modern paints and powder coatings make them nearly maintenance-free. In the northeast, metal roofs are making a comeback because of their superior ability...