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Prevent Ice Dams this Winter

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

We have had a lot of rain and ice in the last few days, and it makes us think of ice dams.  Ice dams can be prevented if you control heat loss in your home.

Proper attic insulation can stop ice dams and prevent damage to your roof, while lowering your home heating bills as well. Most people don’t equate poor insulation with ice dams. But ice dams result from snow melting on your roof and then that melted snow freezes. The snow melts as a result of heat loss, heat loss occurs from poor insulation.

It is important to understand that you don’t need lots of snow for ice dams to form.  Ice dams can form with just 1 or 2 inches, if the roof is poorly insulated, and the snow is followed by days of freezing temperatures.

There is an easy solution, add more or better insulation to your home to prevent heat loss. Better attic insulation stops the flow of heat from your house.
 
Contact Custom Insulation for information on improving attic insulation.




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