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Friday, February 12, 2010

Thinking Green - After the Storm

After a heavy snowfall, you might want to go outside and check your roof insulation. Typically, good insulation keeps snow on the roof longer. If it melts faster than your neighbors, you're losing heat (and therefore money) and may want to add a few more rolls of insulation in your rafters.

photo from google images

5 comments:

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Hi Denise! LOVE the picture of your house with all that snow. I was in touch with my family in NJ these last days, hearing all the stories they had to share of the 2 blizzards that hit the area and buried them in snow. they were having fun with days off from work! That melting snow on the roof thing is well known over here too. Our old house lost heat like crazy and we not only melted the snow on the roof faster then anyone else, but then had huge icicles hanging down! Looked pretty, but not the heating bill.

Denise said...

hello - nice to "see you here". It is not my house but from google ;) We actually haven't had that much snow at all here this winter. They have had more snow south of us in the mid Atlantic (including NJ). I am hoping it won't snow again but somehow I think it will! It is only February :)

Lafe's Hidden Treasures said...

Good morning hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

wncmountainliving said...

Good bit of info - did love the house in snow photo - even tho is isn't yours.

*Ulrike* said...

That is definitely a good tip! We don't get snow that often, but I know one thing...we have a roof leak right now by the sky light! Arrgggh!
Ulrike
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