Snow on Your Roof – How and Why to Remove It

Why to get it off of your home’s roof?It has been reported that a foot of heavy snow on a 1,600 square foot house can weigh as much as 14 tons. All this weight can create structural problems and harm…

Promotion Announcement!

We are excited to announce the promotion of John Cleary to Estimator within the company.“JJ” has been employed by G.W. Savage for over five years, working in the field as our lead painter/drywall/taper. He is equally excited to learn this…

Prepare Your Home for High Winds

Last week, fall activities like apple picking and leaf-peeping were put on the shelf for a few days as a nor’easter brought rain and winds of up to 40 mph to Vermont.While our part of the country isn’t known for…

Autumn: The Weather Cools, Mold Allergies Heat Up

Ah, autumn — football returns, the leaves begin to change, and the temperature is much more comfortable than the heat of the summer. There is one problem though for many homes and their homeowners: mold. With these cooler temperatures, but…

Red Sox Giveaway!

Like the Red Sox? Love baseball? You’ll love our social media giveaway!We have 4 tickets (in AWESOME seats – Field Box 18 Row C) to the Boston Red Sox game this Monday July 15th @ 7:05pm — and you can…

Fire Restoration Specialist vs Building Contractor

“After a fire at my home or business, should I hire a fire restoration company, or can my local contractor handle the job?”Building contractors are typically very competent at new construction. Unfortunately, before the new materials go into a home…

Top 5 Tips to Prep Your Home For Summer

1. Service your air conditioner. You may have a contract with a service provider, if so, set up an appointment with them before using your air conditioner for the first time. If you do not have a service provider, we…

Six Ways to Remove Mold From Your Home

1. Reduce humidity. Try to keep areas prone to mold dry with air circulation. Consider purchasing a dehumidifier if you live in a climate with high humidity. When replacing or purchasing an air conditioner, be sure it is sized properly…

10 Things Homeowners Should Do To Be Prepared For An Emergency

1. Make an emergency evacuation plan that establishes a dedicated meeting place outside of the home.2. In the event of a major weather event like a hurricane that causes a loss of power, make sure you have a battery-powered radio…

Cleaning Snow Off of Your Roof

Every year the northeast experiences its fair share of snowstorms, and the snow covers everything. It’s beautiful, but it can be problematic. Have you ever shoveled your driveway and thought, “Jeez this snow is heavy.” Each shovelful getting heavier and…