atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#7541: Ah, THERE it is.


Unprecedented amount of snow in a two-week period--

Mrs. Fungus and I were reading in the family room, so it was quiet, and there was this constant TICK...TICK...TICK coming from the window. She finally commented about it, so I investigated...and found that there is water dripping from the top of the window casement, inside.

Went outside to have a gander, wading through the literally knee-deep snow to the south side of the house: HUGE ice dam over the window, and evidence that water is seeping under the vinyl siding and down the wall, where it encounters the window casing.

So what I need to do is to go out there with a ladder, a hammer, and a screwdriver, and carefully chip away the ice dam. Maybe 4, 5, 6 feet, enough to clear it from the area above the window, so water can drain properly.

I'm starting to think that these "leaf guard" gutters that Mom had installed were not worth the money she paid. Seems like every time we get a big snow, I end up having to chisel away at ice dams. There was a time like this in 2011 when I had this problem, only then it was over the porch.


For the moment I've rigged a couple of towels to direct the water into a catch pan, but I think I'm going to go grab a vinyl dropcloth from the still-unpainted bedroom and use that, instead.

What a pisser. Well, we were going to have the roof redone in a year or two, anyway....

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