Roof Snow Removal Service in Connecticut 2013

Need a Roof Snow Removal Service in Connecticut this 2013?


Roofs are great to keep the elements out of the home, but don’t fair so well when piled high with mountains of snow.  the 2012 Storm hit Norwich and Montville particularly hard.

With snow falling at a rate of 3-5 inches it didn’t take long to pile up.  Over a foot of snow was reported in Montville ct by the Fox News as of 8 pm.

When Snow Piles up over 2 feet your really need to consider the limitations of your roof.  Steep roofs will usually let the snow slide off the sides before it can pile to high, but flat roofs are extremely susceptible to the extreme weight loads of the heavy snow fall.

Roof snow removal Is very common in places like Alaska, as snow can pile up all winter long burying the house, but it pretty uncommon in the state of Connecticut.

In 2011, Governor Malloy asked for residents to have seriously consider the option of having their snow removed from their roofs.

Several Barns collapsed back in 2011 due to the unusual snow pack.  The real concern is with older homes that do not have the steep roofs that can shed the snow before it drifts. New homes usually can stand at least 30 pounds per square foot.

The older homes and flatter roofs are not able to shed the snow and can become vulnerable.

Gutter Cleaning Norwich Ct Spring Special

Get a Discount on Gutter Cleaning in Norwich Ct the Spring

Have you had your gutters cleaned recently?  The Fall may have passed you before it got cold and the leaves froze inside the gutters, but now is the time to get those gutters cleaned.

Cleaning the debris from you gutters can help prevent leaks and rotting wood damage from clogged downspouts.  There are many trees in Connecticut making it very tough on your gutters if you have not installed screens.

Mention this Ad on the Website to receive a gutter cleaning discount in Norwich or any of New London County!

Sandy Causing Roof Damage, Emergency Tarping Service

Video of Emergency Tarp installation on Roof Damaged by Sandy

Interesting weather, high wind gusts have blown off shingles and roofs in the New Jersey Area.  There are many homes damaged already by the High Wind and gusts already making landfall.

One News reports at least 200 Roofs so far with shingles blown off by Hurricane Sandy and this is just starting to make landfall.  This storm not only could produce wind damage to shingled roofs, also it is predicted to make enormous amounts of Snow inland.

FEMA has not initiated Operation Blue Roof, an emergency roof taping service, but stay tuned

Construction Tool Tests: Comparing Full-Size Oscillating Multi-Tools

There’s an old adage that “the tool makes the craftsman.” Now, I know quite a few craftsmen who can use just about anything and still make it work for them, but it’s fair to say that if you’re working serious construction or you take your personal projects seriously, that you want the best tools available to you.

When dealing with oscillating multi-tools, there are a lot of options out there, and it can get difficult to wade through them all. Before you make your choice, take some time to do some side-by-side comparisons, and figure out exactly what you’re getting for your money.

“The field of construction is a constantly changing area with many dangers. However, most construction accidents are avoidable with the proper foresight and education on the part of the developer” (Cagle Law Firm). Here are some tips to help you make the best choice, both in performance and safety, for your next oscillating tool purchase.

What Makes a Good Oscillating Multi-Tool?
Some people have their own preferences. This could be based on brand or comfort or countless other things. But, when tracking down the right oscillating tool, there are a few things you should definitely be on the lookout for. The folks over at Wood Magazine tested a range of multi-tools and put together a list of a few features that every good oscillating multi-tool should have:

Comfortable grip. Because you typically wrap one or both hands around the tool’s barrel, its circumference and shape determine how well the tool fits in your hand, right.

Minimal vibration and noise. Most of the models we tested vibrated about equally, but we felt Bosch’s Multi-X vibrated least. Fein’s MultiMaster ran loudest when cutting, while the Rockwell was significantly quieter.

Variable speed. Slower speeds make delicate sanding jobs more manageable. Cutting and grinding work best at the highest speeds. Every tool except the cordless Craftsman 17438 offers variable-speed control. Further smoothing things out, a couple of models also feature soft-start motors that ease the tool up to speed and prevent it from jerking to the side when switching on the power.

Side-by-Side Comparison
So, you know what you’re looking for, but there are still some questions you need to answer: Is a particular oscillating multi-tool more suited to a particular project? Can I get what I need in my price range? How long is this tool going to last?

To get the best answers to those questions and more, it helps to look at all of your options side-by-side. If you don’t have the time to go out there and give every potential oscillating tool a whirl (and honestly, most of us just don’t have time to do that), you can at least get an expert take on most of the major options out there.

Oscillating Tools breaks down the pros and cons of a range of multi-tools including the Porter Cable Multi-Tool, the Milwaukee M12 Cordless Multi-Tool Kit, the Fein MultiMaster Tool, and a lot more. These reviews show you everything that works well for a specific tool (including cost) and everything that might leave you a little disappointed.

So, maybe the tool doesn’t make the craftsman, but the right tool can make even the best craftsman work faster and more efficiently. If you’re in the market for an effective oscillating multi-tool, take a few minutes to do some research and find the one that will work best for you.

Do you have any additional areas you would add to your pre-purchase check list? Share your comments.

Written by Andrew Miller


Twitter: @amillerblog