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% probability that your attic may have excessive heat, which can lead to ice damming. What is ice damming? An ice dam is formed when ice builds up on the eaves of your roof, and can stop snow from properly melting into your gutters. When the snow finally melts it will melt into your roof, insulation, ceilings, plaster and walls, leading to costly repairs and renovations to your home.
Excessive Attic Heat
Excessive Attic Heat is a side-effect of a poorly ventilated attic. Because of this poor ventilation ice damming occurs and poses severe health risk to you and your family. It is important to regulate the temperature of your attic to ensure that it is running no warmer than 15 degrees above outside temperatures. Attic heat huge threats to the insulation, heating and cooling system efficiency and health of your home.
Proper Insulation Makes All The Difference
It is always the best to have twelve inches of insulation to help monitor attic heat. It is important to have only one vapor barrier and install that barrier facing the heated surface. If additional layers of insulation are needed to attain 12″ call 970-667-7268 to schedule either un-faced insulation or blown-in insulation services for your attic. These services can help heated attic air exit the attic.