Falling Ice and Propane Tanks
The calls screamed in this week. “Bob, I need your help. Ice has fallen off my roof and taken out the in-wall air conditioning unit.” “Bob, ice fell off the roof and crushed the condensing unit for our central air.” “Bob, ice took down the gutter and crushed the railing on our deck.” But the […]
The Battle of the 500lb. Icicles
Last week I met with a BSR customer after the wake of one of our snowstorms. Last winter he had complained to me that he was having 500 lb. icicles falling off his roof onto his deck; which is about ten feet off the ground. He was very concerned. He told me that he liked […]
Icicles Are Never a Good Sign
Do you remember as a child, heading outdoors on a Saturday morning after a snowstorm? The first thing we would grab was an icicle as we were walking off the back porch. I was lucky at our house; we had a gray asphalt roof; that gave us a light asphalt licorice flavor (just kidding). Now […]
Out With the Old, In With the New!
This week I wish to share a little story with you. While I was picking up my tools after finishing a job this week, my customer asked me if I had minute to answer some questions. He brought me over to one of his old double hung windows and asked me what the plastic sheet […]
The Case on Casement Windows
This week I want to talk about casement windows, other wise known in New England as “crank outs”. The advantage of this style of window is that they look good and are designed to allow the greatest amount of air flow in the summer months. The disadvantage is that they can be difficult to operate […]
To Recycle Your Old Windows or Install New?
We had a customer at BSR Service’s ask us this week to repair the putty in her six pane windows. We took a look at the windows and told her that if she wanted the windows repaired we would have to heat up the old putty to soften it, then remove it and install new […]
Casement windows: The ups and the downs
The topic of the day is casement windows. You may be familiar with them. They usually go by a different name here in New England: crank-outs. Here are the ups of casement windows: 1.) They are visually attractive. No other windows combine rustic beauty with modern functionality like casement windows. 2.) Casement windows offer maximum […]
4 Reasons to Consider Installing a Chimney Cap
If your chimney is not in current use, there are several important reasons you should consider investing in a chimney cap: 1.) Squirrels, mice and other critters love to make nests inside the top of chimney flues 2.) Bats use the chimney as a safe hiding place or an accidental portal into your home 3.) […]