Monday, February 14, 2011

Icicles

They hang from the eaves. They look spectacular. Yet they are a source of danger. There's the obvious of one falling. But there's another that is not well known but very destructive. 
That's because there's a damage to the roof. When water does not run off properly via the downspouts it remains in the troughs. There it can cause rot and mould too. The wood becomes weakened. Our landlord needs to take some action soon or his investment property will become a liability. Since we plan to move later this year he'll have an empty house making it easier for him to access and repair the roof and walls the are showing water damage..

7 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

Guess there actually is a good reason not to have gutters and downspouts. Aren't your glad you are a renter.

Sandra said...

your blog looks like spring has come for sure. so will you be moving back in your house that burned?

Sandra said...

your blog looks like spring has come for sure. so will you be moving back in your house that burned?

Olga said...

Icicles were endless entertainment for my house bound cat--watching them drip as he sat at the window. Love the cheery lemon background.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

My husband uses a snow rake to remove the snow from our roof. We still get icicles, but they aren't as bad as they would be if he didn't rake the roof!

George said...

I love the blue sky in this photo. Thanks for the reminder of the damage icicles can do.

Beth Niquette said...

Yeah, we have some of those problems with this old house, too.