Avoiding Ice Dams and the Importance of Using Roof Rakes

Ice dams cause severe water damage to homes if they aren't dealt with. Find out the causes and tips on preventing ice damming from occurring.

The winter season brings many weather-related challenges to homeowners. Ice dams are one of these issues. Read on to find out what you need to know about preventing ice damming and the importance of using roof rakes. What Are Ice Dams? An ice dam is a large collection of ice that forms on a roof’s edge. These ice masses commonly

Watching for Winter Pipe Freezes and Other Plumbing Problems

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Plumbing problems are extremely common this time of year. Families have busy school and work schedules, and many homeowners let winter plumbing problems fall to the wayside. Sadly, this often leads to pipe bursts, floods, and expensive repairs or restoration bills. But fear not! The experts at Royal Renovations are coming to your rescue with our best tips and tricks

Preventing Ice Dams

Ahh, it’s that wonderful time of year when snow and ice is coating the ground. It’s a great time of year if you love ice fishing and snowmobiling, but it might not be so great if you have an old home with a leaky roof. In order to prevent your home (or business) from a winter disaster caused by an

Preparing for Potential Winter Home Damage

It might seem a little too early to be preparing for winter, but Minnesota has already seen snow in October, so it would appear that winter is already making its slow descent. Midwesterners know all too well just how brutal and damaging winters can be on homes. Before winter is here to stay, you need to make sure your home

Cold Temperatures are Deadly When it Comes to Pipes

Last month we talked about pipes bursting in the winter and how to prevent that cold weather nightmare. Sewer leaks can also be a problem in the frigid temperatures. You may associate sewer leaks with warmer spring and summer seasons because flooding is more common then, but winter is not exempt. The causes are numerous, from tree root blockages and

Winter Water Damage

You may be happy about winter because you can indulge in a slew of your favorite activities, like ice fishing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. You might not be so happy about the frigid temperatures though. We’re talking about the ones so cold that you can walk outside and get frostbite in just minutes. Your pipes won’t be too happy about

Why Pipes Freeze and Break in Winter

It’s inevitable, the cold hits hard every winter and sometimes, despite all efforts, the cold wins and something breaks or bursts. Your pipes can take a beating in the winter. Prevent and protect your pipes from freezing and breaking, so a spring flood doesn’t hit you early. Your water pipes are at risk for freezing anytime it is below 32