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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.

The Right Amount of Blown-in Insulation Helps Ensure an Ice Dam-Free Winter - Boston, Worcester, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ice dams are a fact of life in snowy areas like in Massachusetts. But they can be reduced and even eliminated with proper blown-in attic insulation. If you want to prevent ice dams in winter, you should start in your attic.

Blown-in insulation in Worcester, MA is all that is required to prevent ice dams that can cause water and structural damage in your home. It prevents ice dams from forming by ensuring that there are no gaps, leaks, cracks, or holes that are left unsealed and uninsulated. It provides at least R-30 insulation, particularly in between ceiling joists, to keep the heat from leaking through the attic which can cause the snow deposits on your roof to melt.

For those homes which already have insulation, adding blown-in cellulose insulation may be required. If you plan to have more insulation installed in your attic, have air leaks sealed first. It is also important to hire a Custom Insulation specialist to check on open spots where warmed air can escape.

If there is not enough insulation, more needs to be added. And if there are voids in the insulation, those need to be fixed right away. To find out more about how blown-in insulation can help you prevent ice dam-related problems, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.




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