Tag Archives: winter

8 Ways to Stay Warm in a Cold Garage

The shop can be a person’s simple escape from the world. But when the winter comes, it becomes increasingly difficult to enjoy a DIY project or simply talking with a group of friends when it is 8 degrees outside. Some of the best conversations you ever had were held in that garage, so you push… read more

Interior Problems Caused by Winter and How to Avoid Them

  Midwest winters are harsh on people, but also on plumbing. Broken-down water heaters and clogged, frozen and splitting pipes are all too common during the winter months. These plumbing issues can leave your showers cold, tubs backed-up or even cause costly and permanent damages to the structure and foundation of your home. Here are… read more

Winterizing Your Home Exterior

  Winter weather has already teased Iowa with an underwhelming snowfall in October, and it’s already gifted neighboring Nebraska with a few inches. This is a great reminder to prepare your home for the upcoming winter. Winterizing your home does not just help homeowners save money during the winter months, but it prevents costly damages… read more

Preventing Chimney Fires – Stay Warm AND Safe This Winter

Many people know that keeping their chimney clean is what they’re “supposed” to do, but often times don’t exactly know why. And, sadly, sometimes people learn the true importance of chimney upkeep a little too late…after they’ve been run out of their home by a house full of smoke or, worse yet, after a chimney… read more

Winter and Your Roof

Living in the Midwest, we know how harsh winter can be, and winter is one of the toughest seasons on your roof. With winter comes freezing rain, snow, ice, and frigid temperatures, all of which can wreak havoc on your roof. We put together a quick checklist to ensure your home is ready for winter…. read more

Everything You Need to Know About Ice Dams

  When icicles begin to form on your roof during the winter, you probably don’t think twice. They’re a natural symbol of the winter season, and they’re also pretty cool to look at it. But icicles form under the same conditions that produce ice dams, which can cause serious trouble to your roof. In this… read more

Keeping Your Home Warm this Winter

  Earlier this year, we wrote about ways to keep your home cool during the heatwave we experienced over the summer. Now that temperatures have dropped and winter is beginning to settle in, it only makes sense to do the same for the winter season. Use these tips to warm up your home, not your… read more

Preparing Your Roof For Winter

  Winter is near, folks. Cold weather may seem overdue after this year’s exceptionally hot summer, but cozy scarves and St. Nick bring some less-than-desirable conditions along with them. If you haven’t performed any of the necessary maintenance chores, snow, ice, and frigid temperatures could mean bad news for your roof. To make things easier,… read more