Ice and icicles hanging from the roof of your home may look pretty, but neither are ideal for the health of your roof. While frozen, these sparkling chunks of water don’t pose much of a threat to your roof, but when they melt and pool on your roof during warmer winter weather, you risk water leaks, resulting in damage to your roof and your home.
At Roofing & Restoration Services of America, we aim to provide our customers with everything they need to maintain a strong, healthy roof. From emergency roof repair to advice on preventing ice dams, we’re here to help! Find out more about avoiding pooling water from melting ice by taking a moment to check out our tips below.
Keep Your Roof Cold
Circulating cold air under the entirety of your roof is one way you can help prevent ice dams from wreaking havoc on your roof. A ridge vent with continuous soffit vents will help you maintain a cool temperature throughout your roof. Your ridge and soffit vents should have equal size openings, and you should aim for at least one square foot of opening for every 300 square feet of attic floor.
Check Your Attic Insulation
In the average home, close to one-third of heat loss is through the ceiling into the attic. Ensuring proper insulation is a way to not only prevent ice dams from forming, but to improve the energy efficiency of your whole home. With less leaking air and energy loss, you’ll be able to enjoy lower heating and cooling bills.
Call in the Pros
There are some projects that an experienced handyman can do at home, and then there are some where you want the job to be completed by experienced professionals. With something as important as your roof, the first line of protection and defense your home has, it’s a good idea to rely on roofers with the proper tools, training, and technique.
While you can’t control winter weather, you can control how it affects your home. At RRSA, we’d love to help you enjoy a more secure, protected, and efficient home. Give us a call today to learn more about preventing ice dams and other forms of roof threats, or complete our quote form to request additional info and a no-cost, no-obligation project estimate.
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