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We're opening a door off the back of our house and would love some advice on choosing the wood type.

Marty Brummel of M.K. Brummel PRO answered:

Aug 28, 2015
As beautiful as wood doors can be, they are constant maintenance. They will always have the potential to crack. Now, being that you will have some protection, it will help. If your house is a period s ... read more
Is there anything I can do from inside my attic to battle ice dams? I'll worry about preventing them next, for now I have them and want to speed up their melt.
Feb 18, 2014
Dear John We've encountered lots of ice damming in the the Chicago area.   I agree with you, don't go on the roof now, it's too dangerous.  Attic/roof ventilation and insulation are key factors in the ... read more

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