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Preventing Ice Dams from the Very Beginning
When homeowners in Illinois think about the winter months, ice dams often come to mind. Anyone who has ever experienced the stress that can come along with the formation of ice dams knows that it’s best to nip the problem in the bud as soon as possible once discovering it exists. Ice dam prevention is possible, regardless of how lost you may feel.
Not sure how ice dams come about? Here are a few things to understand about why this problem can be so destructive to your home, as well as how you should approach it.
The Formation of Ice Dams
Take a moment to think about the roof of your home.Regardless of how it’s shaped, snow will accumulate over time as storms come through our area. As the warm air that exists in your attic rises and escapes, it hits this snow before anything else, causing it to melt. This snowmelt will then move towards a cooler location, the edge of your home’s roof and your gutters, at which point it can easily freeze, creating an ice dam.
This may not sound like a detrimental scenario at face value, but the issues that can result are impossible to ignore. Water seepage can make its way through the roof and into your attic, thus soaking and destroying the insulation and valuable possessions you may have up in your attic. The problem doesn’t stop there, however, as if seepage is particular problematic, it will escape your attic and makes its way into living areas in your home, ruining walls, floors and everything in-between.
Clearly, there’s got to be a better solution, and we’re here to help.
Let Assured Insulation Solutions Prevent Ice Dams for Good
At Assured Insulation Solutions LLC., we have a strong understanding of how to keep ice dams from forming on your roof. Checking ventilation, installing new insulation and focusing on proper air sealing are all essential to ensuring that ice dams become a thing of the past, and we’re extremely knowledgeable in all of these areas. We can create a sealed home envelope that eliminates uneven heat loss to your roof. Ice dams only occur if your home suffers from home performance issues, and the sooner you can take care of the problem, the better.