Ice Dam Prevention Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Monroe, Lapeer, Genesee County MI
Michigan Ice dams can cause interior damage to ceilings, walls, and floors, but the right ice dam solutions company can eliminate this worry.
We provide solutions to protect your roof from ice dams & water damage
The one thing that homeowners dread during Michigan winters is the formation of ice dams along the edge of the roof. An ice dam earns its name by trapping pools of melted water behind the frozen ice dam created when melted snow re-freezes along the eaves, where the roof is coldest.
Water trapped behind an ice dam can flow under roof shingles and leak into the house, damaging walls, floors, and other building materials. Several conditions must exist for ice dam damage to occur. If all these conditions are present, it’s likely that some water will leak into your house and be a watery mess.
Here at Select Restoration, we offer solutions to repair damage to your roof and interior caused by ice damming, as well as prevent ice dams from forming on your roof.
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Preventing ice dams is key in keeping ice off your roof and water out of your home
How do ice dams form?
- Snow that stays on the roof for more than a few days, combined with warm & freezing temperatures.
- Warm air from your living space that leaks into the attic, causing snow to melt high on the roof.
- Missing membrane protection beneath roof shingles along roof eaves.
While you can’t prevent snow from collecting on your roof, (unless you call Select Restoration, we can come out and remove the snow with a roof rake). There are other things you can do to prevent ice dams from causing water damage to your house. Some homeowners choose to focus on reducing the amount of heat that escapes into the attic by adding extra insulation ( We Do That Too..)
Another way to protect your home from roof ice dams and the damage associated with them is to make sure that an experienced roofing contractor installs a protective “ice and water” shield along your roof eaves, where the ice dams form (We Do That Too) www.selectinstalls.com.
Many building codes (this may vary by state and town) stipulate that this ice dam membrane protection must extend at least 24 inches inside the heated wall space of a house. However, older houses may not have such protection.
Keep your roof protected from ice damage with Select Restoration
Whenever you have a new roof installed or a roof replaced here in Michigan, it’s essential to have ice and water shield protection installed as well. At Select Restoration we always ensure that your home is receiving all the products and services it needs to keep you safe and dry. Contact us today to find out which roofing services are most appropriate for your home!