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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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