Ice Dams & Attic Mold, December 11, Brunswick, ME

  • 11 December 2017
  • Start time : 08:00 AM
  • End time : 11:00 AM
  • Event Location : Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME, 04011, United States
Ice Dams & Attic Mold,
Event Description

With Maine’s cold, harsh winters and significant annual snowfall, it is inevitable that some buildings will experience the bane of homeowners and property managers alike: the ice dam. In fact, any building with a pitched roof has the potential for an ice dam problem. It doesn’t take long for ice dams to form, and when they do, the risk of roof leaks and subsequent mold growth is great.

This short-format program will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of why ice dams form, as well as strategies for proper clean-up, repair, and prevention. Plenty of time will be given for audience questions and discussion. Specific topics to be covered:

Indoor Air Quality Issues: How Ice Dams Impact the Indoor Environment
Ice Dam Science: Why Ice Dams Form
Cleaning Up After the Ice Dam: Mold Issues and Proper Mold Clean Up
Ice Dam Prevention: Effective Strategies for Building Repair and Future Ice Dam Prevention

  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Presenters

      Dan Kolbert has lived and built in Portland for 30 years. He facilitates a monthly building science discussion group in Portland, now in it’s 9th year, and serves on the advisory board of several building and training programs in Maine. His company, Kolbert Building, specializes in energy-efficient renovation work, and has built several LEED-rated homes in Greater Portland.

      Chris Prior is a Licensed Master Pesticide Applicator (Maine), NADCA Certified ASCS, and ACAC CMRS & CMI. He is the Director of Indoor Air Quality for EnviroVantage and is also a board member of the NH IAQA. His wide range of experience is well suited for the needs of residential, commercial, and industrial customers.
  • Event type
    • Meeting

Reply/Leave a Comment (You must be logged in to leave a comment)

Not a Member Yet? Register and Join the Community | Log in


Please be kind and respectful!
Every organization and everyone can submit to Rate It Green's green building calendar! Simply click register, verify your email address, and create a username and password. You can then decide if you'd like to engage more fully as a community member, but you'll be able to post events.

Please make sure to be respectful of the organizations and companies, and other Rate It Green members that make up our community. We welcome praise and advice and even criticism but all posted content and ratings should be constructive in nature. For guidance on what constitutes suitable content on the Rate It Green site, please refer to the User Agreement and Site Rules.

The opinions, comments, ratings and all content posted by member on the Rate It Green website are the comments and opinions of the individual members who posts them only and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies or policies of Rate It Green. Rate It Green Team Members will monitor posted content for unsuitable content, but we also ask for the participation of community members in helping to keep the site a comfortable and open public forum of ideas. Please email all questions and concerns to