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Is Your Home At Risk Of Ice Dams?

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Is Your Home At Risk Of Ice Dams?

With winter in full effect now, your children may be admiring the curtains of icicles hanging from neighbors’ roofs, but you know better. Those icicles can mean one very damaging possibility: ice dams. But is your home at risk?

Ice dams develop when the snow on the roof of your home melts, due to the heat your house is giving off, that is, the air that escapes from your ceiling. The snow melt runs down and then freezes as it hits the colder gutters, resulting in a buildup of ice, which prevents any further snow melt from draining. Eventually, this back up of water can result in damage to your roof, shingles and ceilings, as water has nowhere else to go.

How do you know if your home is risking this type of damage, each winter? By examining how effective your attic and ceiling insulation is. Any gaps in your insulation can result in heat escaping up through your ceiling and heating your roof, which can contribute to the development of ice dams.

Icynene spray foam insulation, when used to seal air leaks in your home and insulate your attic, can help reduce the possibility of ice dams developing. That’s because Icynene spray foam air seals the areas where it is applied, which helps stop heat from escaping your home.

Find a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to discover more reasons to choose Icynene.

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