Water Leaks From Ice Dam After A Snowstorm

2024-02-01T13:13:19-08:0001/12/2024|Categories: Leak Intrusion|


Water leaks from an ice dam can result in window and roof leaks after a snowstorm. Many times, you can see water leaking into your home from outside around window frames or where your ceiling meets your wall. This happens if your roof, siding, window flashing, or weather-resistant barrier is damaged.

What To Do When You Discover A Leak During A Storm

2024-01-12T09:05:16-08:0012/02/2023|Categories: Leak Intrusion, Roof Repairs, Window Repairs|

During storms, prompt action is key when facing ceiling or window leaks. This guide outlines essential steps for storm leak repair, from identifying water spots and drips to mitigating immediate damage. Learn how to protect your home and when to call professionals like SFW Construction for comprehensive, long-term solutions.

Pineapple Express? Atmospheric River? It’s Gonna Get Wet

2024-01-10T12:27:33-08:0011/29/2023|Categories: General Contractor, Leak Intrusion|

Understanding the incoming Pineapple Express is crucial for homeowners. This weather pattern brings intense rainfall and wind—posing unique challenges. Our checklist helps you prepare your home for rain efficiently, covering essentials from gutter maintenance to potential window leaks. It's a proactive approach to protect your home's integrity and ensure your safety during these heavy downpours.

Do Your Windows Leak When It Rains?

2024-04-17T13:03:58-07:0011/02/2023|Categories: Leak Intrusion|

Do you notice your windows leaking when it rains? Leaking windows cause household damage. A leaking window presents many household complications. Unwanted water seeping into your home and down your walls can cause structural and property damage and electrical hazards. Sopping wet carpets is unhealthy, and wet floors are slippery and present potential slip and fall situations. Keeping warm and dry is a priority, as is keeping the rain and moisture outside of your home.

Leaky Siding: Where Is The Water Coming From?

2024-01-12T09:05:43-08:0009/03/2023|Categories: Leak Intrusion, Siding Repairs|

From the looks of it, your siding appears to be the main barrier that keeps rain from permeating your home. While siding sheds water away quickly, without other essential safeguards and layers of protection, siding can't control the rain from seeping into the structure or interior of your home. And like any other building materials, siding ages and weathers with time and eventually breaks down and falls apart.

Leaking Sunroom

2022-11-08T10:45:19-08:0004/21/2022|Categories: Leak Intrusion|


A sunroom, also known as a solarium, is maybe the cleverest way to enjoy nature's beauty and the sun's warmth without leaving your enclosed dwelling. In Latin, the word solarium means “a place of sunlight,” – which is why solariums are also referred to as sunrooms. The solarium is an enclosed room constructed of glass. Whichever term you use, the glass is so thick it enables the sunlight to heat the space even in the colder months of winter.

What Is A Building Envelope?

2020-11-20T11:58:20-08:0006/19/2020|Categories: Leak Intrusion|


Your home's building envelope is all of the exterior elements that maintain a dry, heated, or cooled indoor environment. Building envelope design involves both architectural and engineering practices that draw from all areas of homebuilding.