With winters like those we experience in the GTA, the weather takes its toll on our homes, and especially our roofs. One of the most common problems that can occur after a snowfall is the development of ice dams.
Ice Damming Solutions are required when build-ups of ice form on the base, eaves and other areas on the roof. Ice dams form where heat from the inside of a home escapes into the attic and warms the roof deck (boards or ply beneath shingles). This heat (combined with the natural heat from the sun), can melt snow on the roof, which then melts at the upper roof and in the valleys, then runs down towards the eaves as water. When it reaches the cold eaves and gutters, it re-freezes.
This continual thawing and re-freezing process is what creates ice dams.
The results can be disastrous; water backing up under the roof shingles or behind the fascia boards can soak through the roof decking or sheathing, damaging your attic, insulation, inside ceiling, walls, and the valuables inside your home.
Ice dams are a recurring annual problem for many homeowners. If left unattended, they can cause expensive, lasting damage to your home.
Not only can Juffs Roofing safely remove existing ice dams, but we can suggest permanent remedial work to prevent ice dams from ever happening to your home again.
Ice dams can be caused by inadequate insulation or air leaks in the attic from improperly sealed attic penetrations. Inadequate ventilation – leading to either heat buildup or heat loss from the house to the attic — is another major cause of ice dams.
Luckily there are four ways to defend against the havoc ice dams can cause:
Only a reputable contractor will be educated about these options and have the high quality products needed to save your home. This is our promise at Juffs Roofing.
By sealing air leakage from the interior living space into the attic, improving attic insulation and roof ventilation, Juffs Roofing can help to ensure those dangerous ice dams are a thing of the past.
Juffs Roofing is here to help you! Call us when you need fast, safe, efficient rooftop snow and ice dam removal at your home or business.