Post Number: 1052
|Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 06:55 pm: ||
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|Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 06:31 pm: ||
That's a dam good article!
Ornametals- Copper Gutters, Zinc Gutters
Post Number: 812
|Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 12:11 pm: ||
Ice Dam Resistant Eaves on a Slate Roof
How to Install a Soldered Copper Snow Apron on a Slate Roof
Post Number: 1041
|Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 02:37 pm: ||
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|Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 03:07 am: ||
Tis the season for icicles. While to many they are a wonderful sight, theyíre bad news for homeowners. In order for icicles to form on the edges of the roof, the rain gutters have to be blocked up with ice first. And thatís never a good thing. So if youíve noticed icicles forming on your roof, here are some things you should know about ice dams, how they form, what damage they can do to your home, and how you can stop and prevent them.
How ice dams form
The root of the ice dam problem is non-uniform roof temperatures. In the cold winter months when homeowners are running their heat, that heat finds its way into the attic space and in turn heats up that portion of the roof. Snow and ice in that area will melt and the water runs down to the edge of the roof where the temperature is much colder and then refreezes. Over time the frozen water backs up until the rain gutters and eaves are completely covered in ice.
The problem with ice dams
You might be thinking that those icicles hanging from your roof are harmless. Actually, ice dams can cause numerous problems for your home, many of them serious. First of all, ice dams force melting snow to seep under the shingles and into your home. That water can cause serious interior damage to your ceilings and walls. Water that finds its way beneath the shingles can refreeze causing shingles to become dislodged. Ice dams can lead to damaged insulation, mold and mildew (when the weather warms up) and corroded flashing. Finally, ice dams can damage your rain gutters as well. The added weight of the ice can cause your gutter system to pull loose from your roof.
Preventing ice dams
The most important step you can do to ensure that ice dams donít form on your roof is to stop heat loss from your home. A short term solution for ice dams is to remove any snow and ice from your roof. Without snow or ice, ice dams canít form. Of course this solution will only work until it snows or rains again. A long term solution is to improve the insulation in your home. By adding insulation, you can keep the warm air in your home from getting into the attic and heating up your roof.
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