Ice Damming (or Darn Icing)

Ice Damming (or Darn Icing)

Ice damming is one of those conditions that I encounter fairly often and is often misunderstood and improperly treated. So I thought I would do my best to explain the phenomenon and give my suggestions as to how it should be corrected. Ice damming occurs when the...
Vermiculite Insulation

Vermiculite Insulation

Vermicu-what? Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral which is mined and has been used in  household insulation and a variety of other consumer products because of its fire resistance and thermal insulation properties.  Sounds great, right?  Sort of.  The...