Ice dams direct water behind the gutters and under the shingles, causing wood rot. The severity of the damages may go undetected until spring.
Once it gets cold, a major concern for homeowners is the formation of ice dams on the roof. When melted snow refreezes at the edge of the roof, it traps pools of water and allows it to back up under your roofing system. The melted water may flow under your shingles and leak into the house, damaging walls, floors, and the rest of your interior.
Here at Bone Dry Roofing, we offer services for repairing the damages to your roof caused by ice damming, as well as preventing the troublesome ice dams from forming on your roof to begin with. Call us today at 1-844-385-8388 or click below to learn more about roof repair and ice dam services. We offer free estimates in Dayton, Cincinnati, Hamilton and throughout the nearby areas.
While you can't stop snow from falling and collecting on your roof, you can take preventative measures to stop ice dams from causing water damage to your property. Some property owners choose to insulate their homes. Insulation will reduce the amount of escaped heat in your attic, allowing the the roof deck to slowly warm so that the snow can melt evenly.
Another important step in stopping ice dams is to seal air leaks in the attic floor. Proper attic ventilation will also help keep the underside of your roof the same temperature as the outside air.
As another preventitive measure against ice dams and the water damage that comes from them is to make sure that your professional roofer installs a protective "ice and water" shield along your roof eaves, where the ice dams form. This is best done when your roof is being installed as it goes above the decking but underneath the shingles.
Depending on the building codes that are dictated by your state and town, it can be stipulated that this ice dam membrane protection must extend at least 24 inches past the heated wall space of a house. If you have an older home or roof, there is a good chance you don't have this level of protection.
When it's time for you to have a new roof installed or to replace your old roof, don't forget how essential it is to have ice and water shield protection installed as well. At Bone Dry Roofing, we always make sure that your property is receiving all the necessary products and services it needs to keep you safe and dry. Contact us today to find out which roof repair services are most appropriate for your home! We offer free estimates on all our services in Dayton, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Loveland, Fairfield, Middletown, West Chester, Ft Mitchell, Mason, Miamisburg and throughout the surrounding areas.
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