Saturday, January 9, 2010
Worst Case Scenario Happening ALL around Kansas City!
I asked on Facebook, how in this sub zero weather, do we have icicles? My friend, Brownyn Maguire McNeese, commented on this photo via my facebook page, with some very disturbing news. "Okay....I know the answer!!Icicles are caused by "ice dams" on your roof which are caused by warm and cold spots on your roof due to poor ventilation or insulation.The ice or snow melts on a warm spot, runs down and freezes when it hits a cold spot --usually gutters or valleys. It is bad because the ice expands pushing up under shingles and or ... See Moreflashing, thawing, and then causing leaks inside your house! Yuck! So be sure to look for water coming in where you see this!I know this because we have them too!! Was researching online and also talked to several people who are now battling water in their houses :( Contractors are saying it is happening all over town! Damn!" C R A P!
Now, it's like my blue feather (reference to Richard Bach's book Illusions). I see houses all around town as I perform my daily tasks, with long icicles on the front, the corners, the sides... everywhere. Meh! My 7 yr old daughter and I headed out to photograph the longest one's we could find. That is before my batteries ran out. We got a few.