Monday, January 31, 2011

It's Ice Damming Season

What Is An Ice Dam?
Ice dams are formed when the gutter system becomes filled with moisture which, when frozen, forms a "dam" at the eave of the roof. When additional moisture gathers on the shingled area of the roof and is not able to run off due to the "dam" at the gutter line, this moisture becomes a frozen layer on the shingled surface and may back towards the peak of the roof.What Can I Do To Prevent Ice Dams? (1) Insulate the attic floor (2) Ventilate the attic by installingsoffit vents(3) Install flashing on edge of roof(4) Clean out gutters in Fall(5) Install the Gutter Protection System

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