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Blown-in Insulation Prevents Heated Indoor Air from Escaping through the Ceiling and Warming the Roof Sheathing - Boston, Worcester, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 05, 2015

During this past snowy winter in Massachusetts, many homes were plagued by ice dams. In order to prevent these ice dams in the future from developing and accumulating on your roof, adequate air sealing and accurate blown-in insulation in Worcester, MA must be done.

Ice dams form when the heated indoor air finds its way to escape through the ceiling thereby warming the roof sheathing and melting the underside of the snow layer found on the exposed surface of the roof. The plummeting and fluctuating temperatures of winter then cause the water that trickles down the roof to freeze. After a while, the ice deposit gets thicker and thicker until it forms an ice dam that can damage the integrity of your roof, siding and your entire home resulting in costly and time-consuming repairs.

If your house suffers from wet ceilings as a result of ice dams, you should call for a custom insulation specialist who understands the causes of ice dams and the effective ways to prevent them from worsening. Hiring an expert can guarantee that air leaks between the warm interior and the attic ceiling are sealed and the ventilation between the top of the insulation and the roof sheathing is improved. They will also determine if adding blown-in cellulose insulation is required or if there is a need to install a rubberized membrane under the roofing.

To find out the right solutions to prevent ice dams in the future, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.




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