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Archive for December, 2013

Maintenance Tip: Chimney Cricket

posted by admin @ 1:17 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013

A chimney leak that can’t be fixed with a patch may be due to trapped water collecting behind the chimney.  Installing a cricket (a peaked wood insert) will divert the water to either side where it can run off.  Seal the cricket by installing flashing followed by an application of roofing cement.

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Check your weatherstrips

posted by admin @ 3:19 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013

APro Journal

Maintenance Tip:

 

Check exterior doors every year for a weatherstrip deterioration and or position. As the home shifts and settles with age; the weatherstripping may need to be adjusted or replaced in order to block out sources of moisture and drafts.

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