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If you have ever had an Ice Dam on your house than you should know the damage it can can cause to your roof as well as the interior of your home. Yes the icicles are pretty to look at, but they are a sure sign of pending destruction.
First, what is an Ice Dam? An Ice Dam is a ridge of ice that forms along the edge of your roof, preventing the melted snow from running through your gutters and away from your house. If the water cannot drain through it’s proper channels, it will eventually find its way into your home.
2. Roof Ventilation is not correct. You may have saved thousand’s using Uncle Tom’s roofer last summer, but Tommy Boy may have ended up costing you more in the long run. Every builder and roofer that holds a licence in their trade knows the importance of roof ventilation. Every roof and attic needs good airflow. Good air flow comes from an intake and outtake. If your home has an overhang at the roof’s edge, than you are probably aware of the soffit vents. These vents are your roof and attics intake. These should be cleaned out time to time so birds and squirrels don’t nest in them and prevent good intake air. A lot of homeowners are upgrading their roofs with ridge vent these days. Ridge vent is installed at the ridge of your roof and acts as the outtake. These systems work great so both the intake and outtake are free and clear of debris.
Have an Ice Dam? We offer free estimates! 586-697-8066