Winter weather in the Greater Toledo Area brings snow covered roofs, freezing temperatures, and snow melt that can cause damaging ice dams.
Ice-dam problems occur when melting snow pools behind dams of ice at the roof’s edge and leak into the home.

Some visible indications of problems caused by ice dams may include delaminated roof decks, water-stained ceilings, dislodged roof shingles, sagging ice-filled gutters, peeling paint, damaged plaster, mold and mildew, and wet wall and attic insulation.

Here are three tips for avoiding these frosty formations and the damage caused by them in typical roof/attic designs in our area:

Phillips Endura LEDPhilips' EnduraLED A19 was engineered as a replacement for the 60-watt incandescent light bulb and is the first such LED bulb to be Energy Star qualified.

When turned off, the EnduraLED has a unique yellow appearance due to the phosphors used, but once turned on the yellow becomes a warm-white light with a 2700 K color temperature—similar to a typical 60-watt incandescent.

select_builder_imgStep one of your successful search for a home builder or remodeler that provides lasting satisfaction is to select one known for the superior quality of their construction and excellent customer service.

In a market as small as the Greater Toledo Area most home builders and remodelers rely heavily on referrals from previous customers to generate new business.

A custom home builder or home remodeler is only as good as their reputation. Companies in business to stay can only do so to the extent that they have satisfied customers. Many builders and remodelers live in the communities in which they build so you probably see them and their families at the local supermarket, in church, or at local events.


Things are looking up for area builders and new home buyers! The number of Toledo area consumers looking to build a new home is increasing as available home inventory continues to drop. According to the Toledo Homebuilders Association new building starts in our area are up 13 percent over last year.

rick_macekRick Macek's professional experiences includes building complex custom homes, accomplishing demanding and difficult remodeling projects, qualified as a Building Professional in Residential construction litigation cases, as an expert witness in home construction litigation. Also acting as a Remodeler liaison or advocate for homeowners in insurance claim projects or disputes. Respected by his residential building peers to be elected to the governing board of The Toledo Home Builders Association, presently serving as Vice President.

To find out more about Rick and Macek Custom Builders call 419-861-7773, visit our website, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit us on Facebook.

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