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    As a result of having been well-satisfied with a previous job done by your firm, we contacted you to paint several rooms in our house. Once again not only were we pleased with the job performed, but we were impressed with the care they took to protect furniture and carpeting. We will not hesitate to recommend Reilly Painting to others.

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  • Winter Roofing Problems: Ice Dams

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    Do you have winter roofing problems? Looking for a Cleveland roofing company? Reilly Painting handles all major roofing problems, like Ice Dams:

    Ice dams form when snow and ice build up inside gutters and along roof ridges. This ice prevents additional water from draining properly, and as it pools, it may infiltrate shingles, underlayment, ceilings and walls. According to UMassAmherst’s Building and Construction Technology department, “Proper insulation and roof ventilation can stop ice dams from forming, prevent damage and lower energy bills.”

    Unfortunately, there is no way to completely prevent ice dams. Home and business owners can control this type of damage, though.

    First, it’s important to have your roof regularly inspected to ensure its integrity and confirm that water cannot seep underneath roofing materials. Second, it’s important that you have high-quality ceiling insulation, and an effective roof ventilation system. These precautions will help to maintain a constant roof temperature, lowering the chances of ice damming.

    Read more at NJ Roofing Blog


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    1 Wonderful Comment

    1. Dealing with ice dams… it is definitely not a fun process. Improve your roof ventilation so you don’t have to worry about it.

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