Along with the snow and frosty temperatures, icicles are a lingering reminder that New England is still firmly entrenched in winter. Icicles, while festive, are an official sign of an ice dam on the roof. Less cheery are the ice bands that can also form along the roof eaves, and both of these wintry growths….
Fire safety probably isn’t high on the list of concerns for buyers when they purchase a home. But the statistics indicate that it should be. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in the United States: Most fire-related deaths (more than 80 percent of them last year) occur in residences. More than 4,000 people….
Building owners and managers: add roof to your snow removal checklist. Several areas of the US are currently experiencing heavy and frequent snowfalls. From Criterium Engineers corporate office in Portland, Maine, we would like to remind owners, investors and managers of industrial, commercial and multifamily residential buildings that while you are concentrating on removing snow….
“Water, water everywhere” is not what you want to be thinking as you’re standing in the living room of a townhouse condominium unit or peering into the lobby of a high rise. Water inside any attached housing structure means likely damage – to furnishings and fixtures, floors and walls; it also means the possibility of….