As local Stevens Point roofing contractors, our pros at Oakwood Exteriors can tell you how to prevent ice dams on your roof. What’s an ice dam, you ask? It’s the buildup of ice along the roof edge which slowly melts into pretty icicles. Why would I want to prevent ice dams? Because they ruin your roof, can damage your landscape, and could cause personal injury if one fell on you from such a height.
Since you now understand why preventing ice dams on your Stevens Point roof is important, let us offer you a little advice on how to prevent them. First, let’s take a look at why they happen and why some roofs in the same neighborhood have ice dams and others don’t.
One of the reasons you’ll need to get a roof inspection from a Stevens Point roofing contractor is because they’ll need to determine what’s causing the ice dams. This ridge of ice forms as snow melts in the warmer area of your roof and then refreezes and backs up as it reaches the outer colder areas.
Why are some parts of the roof warmer or colder? Because the inside of your home is warm and the heat only rises to the section of the roof which directly covers the inside of your home. The outer edges of your roof are colder because they don’t receive the warm air from your heating system.
There are roof heat cables, wires, and heat tape products you can ask your roofing contractor to install for you if you want extra peace of mind. They are really very common here in Stevens Point, WI but it’s best to fix your roof problems before you make such an investment.
Attic ventilation circulates the air and reduces attic moisture. This is highly important in our climate to prevent mold growth, wet insulation, and wood rotting of the roof deck and attic structure.
Insulation helps to keep the freezing temperatures from affecting how snow melts on your roof and improves your home’s energy efficiency. Ask your roofing contractor about spray foam insulation to prevent ice dams.
- Stevens Point
Check out our latest project: Thermo-Tech Full Frame Replacement Windows in Stevens Point, WI.
Installed Mastic Carvedwood Vinyl Siding in color Brunswick on the house & garage, Removed & Replaced Existing Soffit & Fascia, Installed Titan Clad Garage Door Frame, Installed Azek Woodgrain PVC Trim, Installed Thermo-Tech full frame replacement windows
Check out our latest project: Asphalt Roof Replacement and Gutter Replacement in Waupaca, WI.
- Steven's Point
Replaced existing wood siding with Mastic Quest Vinyl siding in the color Woodland Green on the house and garage and Mastic Cedar Discovery Vinyl Shake siding on the peaks in the color Walnut, Soffit, Seamless Gutters & Gutter RX Covers, Titan Clad Garage
Roof Replacement with GAF Timberline HDZ in Weston, WI
- Weston, WI
Removed and Replaced Steel Panels & Components - 20 Year Workmanship Warranty with Image II Standing Seam Metal Panels which has a Class 4 Impact Rating. Tear off consisted of using the Equipter “New Roof, No Mess” Roofing Buggy. The lawn, Landscaping & Siding were protected. The crew also removed a Chimney structure to the ground & Framed in the Eave.
- Wausau, WI
GAF Timberline HDZ Roof Replacement in color of Pewter Gray and Velux FS Skylight Replacement
Removed and Replaced Steel Shingle and Components with Decra Shake XD on the House, Detached Garage and House Addition.
- Mosinee, WI
Installed Mastic Quest Vinyl Siding in the color Habor Gray, Installed Titan Clad Garage Door Frame, Versetta Ledgestone in color Mission Point, Seamless Gutters, Down Spouts, New Front Entry Door and Thermo-Tech Vinyl Garage Windows
- Stevens Point
Removed and Replaced Asphalt Shingles & Components - 20 year Workmanship Warranty on the House & Attached Garage. The Tear Off consisted of removal of 1 Layer of Asphalt Shingles and Haul Away. Re-Nail Roof Decking Where Needed with 8D Nails.
Roof Replacement - Removed & Replaced Asphalt Shingles & Components - 20 Year Workmanship Warranty using GAF Timberline HDZ Shingles
Removed and Replaced Asphalt Shingles & Components that were Pewter Gray in color - 20 year Workmanship Warranty on the House & Attached Garage. The Tear Off consisted of removal of 1 Layer of Asphalt Shingles.
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