Ice Dams – Insulation

In our last series of blogs we discussed how heat loss from inside your home escapes through your existing insulation, warms the air inside your attic between the insulation and the roof’s decking, transfers that warmth through to the shingles, melts the snow which drains to the unheated over-hang area which refreezes and creates ice… Read more »

Ice Dams and Proper Ventilation

Ice Dam

I have always said that you can not defeat Mother Nature however, we can mitigate the damage from excessive heat buildup in the attic during the summer months and the damaging affects caused by moisture and heat loss in our attics that creates and helps feed the ice buildup at our roof”s eave edges during… Read more »

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Ice Dams: How they are Formed and What Causes Them Over the last several years our winters in the West Michigan and Northern Indiana areas have brought the issue of damaging ice dams front and center. Most homeowners really don’t pay much attention at all to the ice and snow on their roof until there… Read more »