Ice dams are the result of heat escaping your home in the winter, melting the snow and ice on your roof and refreezing that water along your roof’s overhang. This might sound like a minor issue, but the safety implications shouldn’t be neglected. Ice dams can fall from your home, injuring a family member, friend, or somebody out for a walk. They can also play a negative role in your home’s upkeep. If not removed promptly, they can leach through your walls and ceiling causing significant water damage. Don’t wait, deal with your ice dams before they become a problem.
Professional Roofing Inspection Determines If You Are At Risk For Ice Dams.
A roof inspection can determine if your roof is ready for winter and its effects. At Valley Roofing & Exteriors, we check the insulation and ventilation of your roof. If your roof is properly insulated and has proper ventilation, your roof is less likely to develop ice dams. Not to mention, a properly insulated roof keeps heating costs low. Here’s how you can avoid ice dams:
Insulation. Replacing or adding to the insulation in your attic is pivotal to avoiding ice dams. The better insulated the space, the less likely heat is to escape through the roof.
Ventilation. While we want to keep heat in our home, we do need to provide proper ventilation. Ensure your eaves and ridge are well ventilated and you’re chance of ice dam buildup is minimal.
Sealing. Ensure all pipes, skylights, and chimneys have the appropriate flashing and are sealed, keeping heat in.
Virginia Homeowners Choose Valley Roofing & Exteriors To Deal With Their Ice Dams.
Since 2004, Valley Roofing & Exteriors has been providing roofing installation, inspections, and repair in Virginia. Our qualified team of professionals provide expert service and comprehensive quotations. We maintain the value of your home and keep your family and investments safe.
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