What To Do About Ice Dams

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What is an Ice Dam?

When improper or insufficient insulation allows heat to collect in the attic, it will warm up the roof except at the edge of the roof.  The snow melts from the warm part of the roof then freezes at the eaves. The ice accumulates, forming a dam. Melting snow from the warmer part of the roof backs up behind the ice dam and is pushed under the shingles and into your home.  Similarly, an improperly ventilated home can cause heat to build up which can’t escape and causes condensation, which can damage the insulation and cause the ice dams. Continue reading “What To Do About Ice Dams”

Where is the Water Coming In?

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You have stains on your ceiling. Rain is dripping from a recessed light fixture. The chimney has wet masonry. A stream of water is running down the wall or dripping from a window well.

If any of these things are happening in your home you must have a roof leak, right? Not necessarily!  There are a number of problems aside from your roof that can cause moisture to enter your home. Continue reading “Where is the Water Coming In?”