February 16, 2010 at 7:35 pm 6 comments

Welcome to our new, updated web site.  We’ve added new information and photos about the many services we offer here at IHC.

Today we are busy getting ready for our open house on Friday.  The bathroom has been updated, cabinets added to the work room and finally after 20 years of business we are hanging pictures of some of the many projects we have done.  We will soon be ready for the big clean up before everyone arrives. If you have a chance to stop in we’ll be open from 3:00 to 6:00.

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  • 1. chad  |  February 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    do you build with green lumber?

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    • 2. davidhade  |  February 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      Yes and no. The lumber we use is kiln dried so in the sense of it being green as in raw un-dried lumber, no we don’t build with green lumber. We do however use alot of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood that assure the lumber is coming from well managed forests and socially responsible businesses.

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  • 3. jean  |  February 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    We seem to be having more troubles with ice dams this year- is there a solution, a reason, and are your houses experience this problem?

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    • 4. davidhade  |  February 23, 2010 at 1:33 pm

      Ice dams are a big problem this year. Typically they are caused by attic heat melting the snow on the roof and refreezing on the eves but we have also seen alot of ice dams caused by snow melt on skylights and exhaust vents through the roof. It may be possible to chip the ice dam off or lay a sock with ice melt in it on the dam to melt it but unless you’re seeing problems inside your home I would just wait until spring, after the roof has melted off and inspect for damage. It’s very dangerous to be on a roof or on ladders in the winter and if something has to be done, let someone who has experience in these situations do the work.

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  • 5. jean  |  March 1, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Can you explain “snow load?”

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    • 6. davidhade  |  March 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

      Snow load is basically the weight of the standing snow on your roof. As you know when shoveling snow it can be quite heavy so roofs need to be engineered to handle typical snow loads in our area.

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