What is Ice Damming?
Is your home over 20 years old? Does it have a steep-sloped roof? If you answered yes, then there is over a 95% chance that your attic may have excessive heat. This can lead to ice damming. So, what is ice damming exactly? To sum it up, an ice dam is formed when ice builds up on the eaves of your roof. When this happens, it can stop snow from properly melting into your gutters. Then, when the snow finally melts, it will melt into your roof, insulation, ceilings, plaster, and walls. This could lead to costly repairs and renovations to your home. So, Foothills Gutter & Insulation is here to help.
Ice Damming & Excessive Attic Heat
When it comes to ice damming, excessive attic heat is a major risk factor. The proper temperature of your attic space should be no warmer than 15 degrees above outside temperatures. If it is warmer than that, this could be an indicator of a poorly ventilated attic. Since ice dams can melt and causes severe structural damage, it’s important to regulate the temperature of your attic. Excess water from melting ice dams can damage insulation, heating and cooling system efficiency, and health of your home. This could also pose a severe health risk to you and your family. At Foothills Gutter & Insulation, we care about you and your family’s safety. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. So, if you want to prevent a potential disaster, then call us today.
Proper Insulation Makes All The Difference
So, what is the solution to excess attic heat? In a word: insulation. Proper insulation that is at least 12 inches thick is the most effective way to regulate the temperature in your attic. In addition to that, it is also important to have a properly installed vapor barrier. Vapor barriers help prevent moisture from collecting in your attic. Excess moisture can cause rot and mold, which can weaken your home’s structural integrity, and pose serious safety risks, especially in the event of an ice dam melting.
Ice Damming Prevention
If you have an older home, it’s possible you don’t have the standard 12″ insulation or vapor barrier. That’s because the standards of the industry have changed over the years. At Foothills Gutter & Insulation, we are up-to-date with the latest industry standards and would be happy to recommend solutions. We offer both faced and un-faced insulation, as well as blown-in insulation services. So, if you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you protect your home, then call us today for an estimate!
Our Customers are Important
At Foothills Gutter and Insulation, we believe our customers are important. You will not be treated as a number as our huge, national competitors tend to do. You can count on us to be responsive. We are here to answer questions and address concerns. We pride ourselves on our reputation, and we look forward to providing new and returning customers with the exceptional service we are known for!
We moved into an existing home here needing some things. Dan held to his estimate, called and emailed to let us know schedules, changes etc, and sent two great crews (gutter and insulation). Excellent crews and work and attitude. On time, on budget, and they cleaned up afterwards.
If we need same services, we’ll definitely call them back
I can’t say enough great things about this company. Absolutely the best customer service that I have ever experienced! From the moment I first reached out to them at 6:00 pm in the evening, to the immediate call back I received 20 mins later, to the the next day on site quote and immediate follow up with a Bid, to 2 days later having the crew show up ON TIME to install our insulation; and an an hour after the installation was complete, I received a call from the owner to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction. Hands down the best. Look no further if you need insulation installed.