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Blown-In Insulation Helps Prevent Ice Dams to Cause Damage to Your Roof, Ceiling, and Walls - Boston, Worcester, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 09, 2015

Winter has brought along with it snow-packed roofs across Boston. As the snow melts, icicles hanging from your eaves and gutters can cause damaging meltwater. Heat escaping from your home through your roof or ceiling can add to this snow and ice melt. But with better home attic insulation, particularly in the attic, ice dams can be minimized and even eliminated.

During extremely cold weather conditions, ice dams are your home's worst enemies, forming along the edges of your sloping roof. If not prevented, this can result in serious damage to your ceiling and walls. Once you have water damage inside your home you will see rust spots, peeling paint, sagging drywall, and a stained exterior which are very costly to fix. The best way to prevent ice dam and water damages this winter is to by adding adequate attic insulation. Without the right R value in your attic, hot or warm air can escape from inside your house which can cause the ice buildup on your roof to melt.

Ice dams and icicles form when snow melts as a result of inadequate attic insulation. Blown-in insulation in Boston, MA prevents heat loss. Blown-in insulation fills more tightly around joists, rafters, and other obstructions, leaving fewer air leaks and gaps where heat can escape.

An insulation professional will add blown-in insulation to ensure that you have the right R-value to keep your home heated and to ensure that the warm air stays in your home. For more details, contact the Custom Insulation Company, Inc.




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