GOT ICE DAMS?
Got ice dams? We’ve got dynamite.
Not comfortable with explosives? There are alternatives.
In all seriousness, this winter has left us all worried about frozen pipes, ice dams and water and ice damage.
Ice dams have more than one cause, but heat loss through your roof is almost always a contributing factor, often a major contributing factor. Proper insulation and air sealing of attics and knee wall areas can radically change the roof dynamics that cause ice dams, as well as making your frozen pipes, drafty and cold rooms and high heating costs merely a memory.
“But the expense…..” How often has each of us said that, or thought it. It’s true, there is an expense attached to energy improvements. The good news, is that there is help out there.
Through Efficiency Vermont, we as homeowners have access to a number of benefits:
- Incentives…that is a check mailed directly to you of up to $2000.00… from Efficiency Vermont, for properly completed weatherization work.
- Heat Saver Loan….. a new Efficiency Vermont low interest loan product specifically for weatherization improvements. Interest rates vary from 4.99% to 0%, and many of us can qualify for that zero percent rate.
- P.A.C.E If you live in a town that has approved Property Assessed Clean Energy, you have access to this low interest loan product which can be transferred to the next owner. This product is unique in that is spreads the costs and benefits of weatherization over current and subsequent property owners.
As winter weary as we all are, this is a good time to consider our homes overall health, before ice dams and frozen pipes fade to a distant memory with the coming of spring.
You’ve already entrusted your property maintenance needs to AMF. In our effort to serve you better, we continue to educate ourselves on the latest best building practices, and we are hoping you will extend your trust in us to help improve the energy efficiency of your home. We have the information and know-how at our fingertips, please contact us so we can professionally assess your home and take some of the worry out of winter.
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