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Reduce risk of icicles with Icynene

Whether it's sleet, snow or rain, the colder times of the year are coupled with forms of precipitation that can compound temperature issues that heating and cooling systems usually encounter. When cold air and water mix, freezing could cause significant structural problems in a house. On top of that, due to fluctuating hot and cold climates during the winter, it's possible rapid melting and freezing could present even more hazardous issues - icicles.

Spray foam insulation can help homeowners reduce the risk these dangerous pieces of ice from forming. Unlike regular ice on the ground, along foundations or against windows, icicles form when water is able to heat and cool rapidly as it runs down the roof or over the eaves. The presence of these formations often indicates changes in exterior climate, but the size and severity of these ice crystals can also be influenced by how much heat is escaping a house.

Generating an envelope
Creating a solid barrier between the indoors and the outside makes it hard for HVAC systems to support the formation of icicles. Spraying Icynene in an attic and along the surface of a roof prevents heat from escaping the home, thereby making ice formation dependent on melt and freeze conditions outdoors. At the same time, uniform melting will help discourage ice forming in any particular areas, as hot spots in the attic are eliminated. This makes roof maintenance easier as well, since homeowners won't have to worry about huge falls of snow sliding off onto their heads at various times during the season.

Falling precipitation can cause other kinds of issues, especially when it comes to icicles. These structures may look beautiful and harmless, but there can be serious health risks involved with falling ice. The sharpened tips of these formations are dagger-like and, when falling from a great height, can cause serious injury to those below. It's essential for people to take caution around icicles and take precautions to reduce the risk of ongoing formation.

As CBS News Cleveland reported, it's normal for small icicles to form around the perimeter of a home and in the gutters. However, looking out for warning signs of heating loss is easy with ice formations. The source indicated that when ice stretches from the gutter to the ground, there are serious heating issues present in a building. Whether it's poor insulation quality overall or lack of aan air seal, it's difficult for homes to regulate temperature and stop water from melting and refreezing constantly.

Stopping the problem
Seeing as icicles can do a considerable amount of damage to the outside of a home, it's important to ensure they don't pose a threat to you and your family. At the same time, getting an assessment of a structure is essential for maintaining home wellness. Talking to a certified Icynene contractor is vital for getting the best upgrades to a house, thereby reducing the amount of heat that can escape a structure.

A contractor can make the best call about where spray foam insulation can be most beneficial. Putting more reinforcement in the rafters and throughout the attic is the best way for people to ensure their homes are properly protected. Coating the uppermost floors of a structure also reduces the amount of heating and cooling needed to properly control temperatures throughout a building, cutting the amount and size of icicles.

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