ROOF ICE DAM FOR ROOFS IN MASSACHUSETTS & SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of a home escapes into the attic and warms the roof decking during the winter. This heat, combined with heat from the sun, can melt snow on the roof. Melting snow on the upper roof and in the valleys then runs down toward the eaves as water. When it reaches the cold eaves and gutters it refreezes. The continual thaw and re-freeze process create ice dams. The result is water backing up under the roof shingles or behind fascia boards where it can soak through the roof decking or wall sheathing, causing damage to attics, ceilings, and walls.
Quinn’s Construction is an expert on roofing installations and ventilation.
Simply put: here are four things that might be the cause of your ice dam roof problems:
Below is a temporary solution to stop leaking and to protect the interior of your home.
Inspect your home – inside and out
Keep your heat low
Apply ice melt that is plant-safe to speed melting
Remove ice dams without damaging shingles
Relieve trapped water to drain it off
When Spring arrives or before, Quinn’s Construction:
Will do a no-cost evaluation of your roofing system, ventilation, and insulation
Inspect for other potential entry points and excessive moisture and condensation
Evaluate the building design
Inspect roofing system
Propose installations and changes to your home or building