Decreasing the Probability of Ice Dams
During the winter months, heat gets trapped in the attic causing snow on a roof to melt down and slide down toward the gutters and eaves. When snow melts and reaches these cold zones it may refreeze, creating build-up that may dam additional snowmelt, which then freezes. This persistent build-up of ice is called “ice dam.” This is hazardous because water swells when it freezes, this enlargement of pooled water refreezing thus pushing roofing materials away from each other and allow water to penetrate the roofing system. If left unhindered, this penetration can absorb through roof decking, and may even make a path into living areas… damaging paint, marking ceilings, and staining the walls. An accurately ventilated attic area will discharge the heat, remain consistently cool and not permit this destructive freeze to thaw cycle a chance to take a grip.
What Can Be Done?
Have no fear… Just because your attic is not correctly ventilated does not imply that you are required to change your roof. Correct ventilation is a straightforward but efficient way to safeguard your investment and your purse. There are air circulation options for all roofs that will thwart your residence from stumble upon any of the above cited issues. To learn which venting solution is best for your family please reach out to a roofing professional and request an inspection. Many roofing professionals will offer to inspect your roof system at no charge.
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