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.
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.
Installed Mastic Quest Premium Vinyl Siding (0.46 Thickness) in the color Scottish Thistle and Mastic Cedar Discovery D7 Perfection Shakes in the Front Peaks, Installed Titan Clad Garage Door Frame, Installed Azek Wood Grain PVC Trim on Front Porch Post
Chimney Structure Repair - Removed Existing Shingles & Flashing Around Chimney, Removed / Reinstalled Vinyl Siding, Re-framed and Insulated Chimney as needed. Missing Kick-out Flashings were the cause of the damage
Removed & Replaced Asphalt Shingles & Components in the Color of Hickory- Systems Plus 50 year Non-Prorated Warranty using GAF Timberline HDZ
Installed Mastic Vinyl Lap Siding in the color Deep Cavern, Installed Entry Garage Service Door, Installed Titan Clad Garage Door Frame, Roof Repair, Seamless Gutters and Fascia
Installed Mastic Quest premium vinyl siding in the color Victorian Gray, Mastic Cedar Discovery vinyl shake siding in the color English Wedgewood, PVC trim and mastic vinyl shutters.
Removed the existing wood siding and installed LP Smartside with Diamond Kote pre-finish in the color Canyon.
Roof Replacement using GAF Timberline HDZ in Plover, WI